[Open Access Interviews] Pierre Mounier

Open access makes sustainable economic models possible.

International Open Access Week is now less than two weeks away! Get ready by meeting some of the players of this movement in this series of short videos from MyScienceWork. This week, Pierre Mounier, associate director of Cléo, the Center for Open Electronic Publishing, explains exactly how open access publishing can generate sustainable economic models and, in this case of Cléo, its relevance to the social sciences.

International Open Access Week is now less than two weeks away! Get ready by meeting some of the players of this movement in this series of short videos from MyScienceWork. This week, Pierre Mounier, associate director of Cléo, the Center for Open Electronic Publishing, explains exactly how open access publishing can generate sustainable economic models and, in this case of Cléo, its relevance to the social sciences.

Different fields of science have different needs. The social sciences, due to the nature of their publishers’ funding models, cannot have their needs met by platforms like PLOS, PubMed, or Arxiv. At Open Access Week 2012 in Paris, Pierre Mounier (@piotrr70) explained the Freemium model his group has developed that has already allowed publishers to release their content in open access while, at the same time, receiving certain payments on these publications. In this video, find out how Cléo hopes to resolve the contradiction between open access and sustainable economic models.



More in this series of [Open Access Interviews]:

Curt Rice: Radically reform the communication of scientific results

Bernard Rentier: Researchers have no interest in limiting their readers

Bart van Tiggelen: The more papers are accessible, the more they will be cited

Odile Hologne: Institutional archives must be useful to researchers

Nathalie Duchange: The scientific community needs OA to build on the work of others

Find out more:

All speaker presentations from Open Access Week 2012 in Paris

Storify of the second evening, at UNESCO: "Measuring the Impact of Open Access, at UNESCO for Open Access Week"

Storify of the first evening, at the University Pierre and Marie Curie (in French): "#OAWeek2012 A la découverte de l’Open Access à l’UPMC pour l’Open Access Week"

Related articles on MyScienceWork:

What role do scientific publishers play in the transition to Open Access?

The open access policy of the University of Liège is multiplying

100% Open Access: Above all, a need for cohesion

Open Access + Social Media = Competitive Advantage