The SOAP project (Study of Open Access Publishing), describes and analyses the open access publishing landscape as well as exploring the risks and opportunities of the transition to open access publishing for libraries, publishers and funding agencies. The project partners are organizing the SOAP Symposium.
This event will present the final results of SOAP. Definitive facts about open access publishing with in-depth analysis will foster a lively debate between key stakeholders who will elaborate on these groundbreaking findings.
The audience for this event are publishers (open access and not) (re-)considering their business models, libraries considering financial steps for the support of open access, funding agencies and policy makers evaluating options for open access publishing. And of course anyone with a keen interest in this transformative disruption in scholarly communication.