OA Switchboard
central information exchange hub

Taking charge of multi-lateral OA publication-level arrangements

The independent intermediary, connecting parties and systems, streamlining communication and the neutral exchange of OA related publication-level information, and ensuring a financial settlement can be done

shared infrastructure - standards - integration

for funders

who want to:

implement OA policies on a publication-level and demonstrate impact of their research funding

for research institutions

who want:

publication-level delivery on their OA strategies and monitor/manage their OA funds/budgets

for academic publishers

who want to:
reduce administrative complexity around publication-level fulfilment of policies and/or agreements
and provide easy reporting

The OA Switchboard provides direct, indirect and community benefits:

 

Simplicity & Transparency
...
Collaboration & Inter-operability
...
Efficiency & Cost-effectiveness

The eco-system to work better for everyone: learn, adjust and progress

 

2021/2022 launch phase

The following organisations have confirmed their support as early adopters, launching customers or founding partners:

  • Publishers: AboutScience, American Physiological Society, Berghahn Books, EDP Sciences, eLife, Hindawi, John Benjamins Publishing Company, JMIR Publications, Microbiology Society, PLOS, and The Royal Society

  • Institutions/consortia: BNL National Library of Luxembourg, California Digital Library, CERN, Iowa State, Jisc, Max Planck Digital Library, and VSNU/UKB.

  • Funders: Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Dutch Research Council (NWO), FNR Luxembourg National Research Fund, UKRI and Wellcome Trust

  • Launching sponsor: Aries Systems

OASPA is supportive and actively involved through a strategic partnership with the OA Switchboard.

 
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The OA Switchboard initiative

The OA Switchboard initiative is a not-for-profit collaboration between funders, institutions and publishers. It is taking charge of multi-lateral OA publication-level arrangements. Read more here.


The OA Switchboard aims to reduce complexity and the administrative burden for all stakeholders (including, indirectly, the researcher) by streamlining the communication between funders, institutions and publishers, using authoritative data. And, strives for the research ecosystem to work better for researchers, funders, institutions and publishers, and their business partners, such that Open Access is supported as the predominant model of publication.

The OA Switchboard is to support all OA business models (provided they preserve the integrity of scholarship), such as APC/BPC-based, membership arrangements, transformative agreements, subscribe-to-open, diamond. And, also all policies and types of scholarly output (like journals, books, proceedings).


Our open source solutions and the (communication) standards are developed in close collaboration with the funder-institution-publisher community, and their partners, such as providers of submission & peer review systems, payment solutions, and library management information services. We regularly report to and collaborate with representatives of all stakeholder groups. Status updates and demo videos can be found here and opportunities to participate here.

 

Contact

Executive Director OA Switchboard
Yvonne Campfens
yvonne.campfens@oaswitchboard.org

Chair Stichting OA Switchboard
Claire Redhead, OASPA
claire.redhead@oaspa.org

The OA Switchboard is run by Stichting OA Switchboard, a foundation registered under company number 80620698 whose registered office is at Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 5, 2595 BE, The Hague, The Netherlands.

 
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