The LERU Roadmap Towards Open Access

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The LERU Roadmap towards Open Access represents a conscious decision by LERU to investigate new models for scholarly communication and the dissemination of research outputs emanating from LERU universities. Although the idea of Open Access has been around for more than a decade now, the pathway to Open Access is not necessarily straight forward. There are benefits and costs. Many stakeholders will be involved. The LERU Roadmap traverses some of this landscape and aims to assist LERU members and other universities who wish to put in place structures, policies and practices to facilitate Open Access and to negotiate the various steps towards it along the Green and Gold routes.

Year of publication:
Jun 2011
Type of paper:
Advice paper
Author(s):
  • Paul Ayris (University College London)
  • Lars Bj√∂rnshauge (Lund University)
  • Mel Collier (KU Leuven)
  • Eelco Ferwerda (Amsterdam University Press)
  • Neil Jacobs (JISC)
  • Kaisa Sinkara (University of Helsinki)
  • Alma Swan (Enabling Open Scholarship)
  • Saskia de Vries (Amsterdam University Press)
  • Astrid van Wesenbeeck (SPARC-Europe)