Although our long-term model is based on an institutional fee structure, as we work to establish the Open Access Network, we have set up a membership program that any institution, school or division, center or department, library, scholarly society, university press, academic publisher, foundation, organization, or individual can join.
By becoming a member, you demonstrate your support for an open access model that is scalable, sustainable, equitable, and fair. The funds raised will go to support the organizational infrastructure for the Network and the pilot projects we will use to test the model. A multi-year commitment is invaluable. A consistent base level of funding would enable us to give our partners in the pilot project the assurance they need to see the project through. We know budgets are tight and funding is never guaranteed, but a three- or five-year funding commitment would be truly invaluable.
By becoming a member of the Open Access Network you join like-minded people and organizations that want to take an active role in bringing transformative change to the scholarly communication ecosystem.
All members’ names are listed. Institutional and other organizational members include a link to their homepage and appear on the Network map; for privacy reasons, individuals do not appear on the map. Allied members are limited to those organizations that share the goals of the OAN but have no mechanism for paying memberships.