N – Open access association launched

The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (www.oaspa.org) was launched in October. Its mission is to support and represent the interests of open access journals publishers globally in all scholarly disciplines through an exchange of information, setting industry standards, and advancing business and publishing models. Membership is open to signatories of the Berlin or Budapest declarations and organisations must publish at least one fully open access journal. Other parties that support open access publishing are also welcome. Founding members include BioMed Central, Copernicus, Hindawi Corporation, and the Public Library of Science. (www.ringgold.com/UKSG/si_pd.cfm?AC=0861&Pid=10&Zid=4119&issueno=181, 14 Oct 2008, “The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association launched”)