ALPSP Open Access Workshop: Guiding Principles and Practical Action for Learned Societies

Friday 1 February 2013 (full day)
Royal College of Pathologists, 2 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AF Tel: 0207 4516740 (Map)

Chair: Kathryn Spiller, Bioscientifica

Graham Taylor, Publishers Association
Lucy Robinson, SAGE Publications
Jim Milne, RSC Publishing
Sally Hardy, Regional Studies Association

There has been considerable recent activity with regards Open Access, particularly in UK and Europe, which has caused concern and confusion amongst publishers and those who work with them. Since the UK Government endorsed the publication of the Finch Group Report in July 2012, funders, institutions and publishers have been working together to implement the recommendations. The new open access policies from Wellcome and Research Councils UK will come into effect on 1 April 2013. The new arrangements will include block grants to support payment of Article Publication Charges (APCs).

But what will this mean for learned society publishers?

Join colleagues from other learned societies - publishing across all disciplines - to consider general principles and find out what you need to know in the following areas:

  • Pricing: what principles and approaches would be useful to consider when setting your pricing policies?
  • Licensing: what licensing options are available and which is best for you?
  • Embargoes: what are the pros and cons of increasing/decreasing embargoes, and what does this mean for you?

This workshop is open only to learned societies.  The guiding principles discussed during the day will be captured and shared with all ALPSP members.


0930 Coffee & Registration
1000 Welcome
1015 Scene setting and update on the latest positions
1100 Tea/Coffee
1130 Structured Q&A with panel
1300 Lunch
1400 Group discussions
1530 Round up from discussions and next steps
1600 Close and drinks reception

Registration Fees (including lunch)
ALPSP Learned Society Member: £55.00 excl VAT (£66.00 incl VAT @ 20%)
Non ALPSP Member Learned Societies: £85.00 excl VAT (£102.00 inc VAT @20%)
Places are strictly limited and will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Online booking and further information:  

Coordinator: Lesley Ogg
Telephone: (0) 1245 260571