Hopes for a new era of Open Access have somewhat stalled, and the topic continues to spark tense debates amongst scholars. Richard Fisher goes through recent developments, including Brexit, and Jisc’s recent OA deal with Elsevier.
Richard Fisher is formerly Managing Director of Academic Publishing at Cambridge University Press. He now works as a non-executive with Edinburgh University Press and Yale University Press, and is a Senior Adviser to the AHRC/BL Academic Book of the Future project. He is also an Associate Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, with special responsibility for sportsmen and sportswomen, and the Academic and Policy Correspondent of the Independent Publishers Guild.