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.