This page contains an expanding number of resources created by OSC to support journal editors and publishers and the organizations or libraries that work with them. The resources can be used as a toolkit to facilitate the OA transitioning process.

Please reach out to us if you edit or publish a journal looking to transition to open access, or if you are working with journal editors seeking transition support.


Guide to Transitioning Journals to Open Access Publishing

This guide is designed to help stakeholders understand basics about journal ownership, operations, and funding models, and to begin gathering important information necessary for OA publishing decision-making.

Checklist for Consultations About Transitioning Journals to OA

We developed this checklist for libraries and institutions who engage in consultations with journal boards and editors about transitioning to OA. The checklist should help facilitate conversations about journal operations, finances, and strategies—so that journal boards and editors can come away from the conversation with a clearer understanding of how to proceed with an OA transition.