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Hybrid Journals: Transition to Full Open Access or Here to Stay?

If you are going to the ALA Midwinter Meeting next month, you are cordially invited to the ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group Panel Discussion:

Topic: Hybrid Journals: Transition to Full Open Access or Here to Stay?
Date: Saturday, January 8, 2011
Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: Room 23C, San Diego Convention Centre (SDCC)

It is now common that subscription-based journals provide an "author pays" option for authors to publish their research as open access articles.  What determines the pricing of the "author pays" option?  How is this hybrid business model faring?  Will hybrid journals turn into full open access titles over time?  Four panelists will discuss the development, perceptions, and future of the hybrid model of journal publishing from different perspectives.  The moderator and panelists are:

Moderator: Judy Luther, President, Informed Strategies


  • Philip Bourne, Professor of Pharmacology, University of California San Diego
  • Charles Eckman, University Librarian & Dean of Library Services, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Patricia Hudson, Senior Marketing Manager, Oxford Journals, Oxford University Press
  • Dan Morgan, Executive Publisher, Psychology & Cognitive Science, Elsevier

An open forum will follow the panelists' presentations.  Participants are welcome to raise questions, exchange ideas, and explore possibilities for the future of scholarly publishing.  Please join us for a constructive and thought-provoking conversation on Jan. 8th!

Adrian Ho and Sarah Shreeves