for academic publishers

who want to:

support a smooth and compliant author journey and report on OA publication output

The OA Switchboard can be used by publishers to enhance their workflows, enable fulfilment of OA publication-level arrangements, increase the visibility of their publications, and more. Participation in the OA Switchboard will lead to enhancements in your. metadata and integration with the increasingly complex open access research and publishing ecosystem.

As an intermediary, the OA Switchboard simplifies the sharing of information between publishers, institutions and funders, thereby reducing the transactional cost for stakeholders, and it provides a safe space for publication metadata.

We currently support two use cases:

  1. Reporting Made Easy

  2. Matching Publication Costs with Publication Funds

Discover our Resources for publishers and get inspired by participants' Cases, Testimonials and Interviews

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Why join?

Enhancements in your metadata and visibility

Reduce (manual) efforts & increase efficiency

Because it's the right thing to do...

Resources

Learn more about OA Switchboard and find tools to help you getting started as publisher:

  • Poster (#OASPA2022 conference): A safe space for publication metadata
    Who is interested in receiving ‘easy reports’? Excel export for basic analysis. Standardised ‘messaging’ protocol in JSON.

There is also a complete overview of all Resources and generic Frequently Asked Questions.

Cases

The Royal Society

Monitor and report on open access articles from institutions who have a Read & Publish agreement with us

See more in the September 2021 webinar (recording here)

Read more here

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Testimonials

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Interviews

Wayne Manos
Director of Product Development and Marketing at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press


&


Rob O’Donnell
Senior Director of Publishing at Rockefeller University Press

 

Read full interview here.

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Curtis Brundy is the associate university librarian for scholarly collections and communications at Iowa State University. A crucial part of his role is negotiating and overseeing the growing number of open access agreements they have with publishers.

Read full interview here.