OASPA (Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association) is “…a trade association that was established in 2008 in order to represent the interests of Open Access (OA) journal publishers globally in all scientific, technical and scholarly disciplines. This mission will be carried out through exchanging information, setting standards, advancing models, advocacy, education, and the promotion of innovation” (OASPA).
An early strategic decision made by Stockholm University Press was to take part in the global publishing environment to ensure the widest dissemination of the published books and journals.
It is important that researchers can find relevant support and quality checked channels for their research output. Joining organisations like OASPA will further strengthen this aim, as all members have to adhere to a number of criteria designed to create credibility for their members. These criteria can be found here.
Researchers and funders thinking about investing in a publishing project with Stockholm University Press can now find the Stockholm University Press Member Record to use as a reference here.
Stockholm University Press view this achievement, in combination with their recent addition to the Norwegian Register for Scientific Publishers as a great step towards their goal to provide an arena for scholarly communication that is worth the effort.
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