Pinhasi R, Hölbling L and Kromp B, “Austrian Transition to Open Access: a collaborative approach,” Insights, 34, 2021.

This article discusses a collaborative project, the ‘Austrian Transition to Open Access’ (AT2OA), initially running from 2017 to 2020, which had the overarching goal of enabling the large-scale transformation of publishing outputs from closed to Open Access in Austria.

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It is notable that, for Austria, on both the country and library consortium level hybrid Open Access represents a significantly larger share of content covered by agreements with Wiley, e.g., 38% and 67% respectively, than Gold Open Access that accounts for 7% in both cases. This reflects the context in which Open Access policies need to be implemented, which comprises on-going subscription expenditures, conditional-only cost-neutrality of Open Access transitions, given the article processing charges' expenses these entail, and mismatches between existing subscription budgets and expected output-based spending.