Abstract - Ralf Schimmer
Dr Ralf SchimmerMax Planck Digital Library
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The shift from print-based to digital documents demands innovation in the process of scientific publishing. Several radical new Open Access Publishing business models have already emerged. The EU funded project Study of Open Access Publishing (SOAP) has set out to describe and analyse the existing Open Access publishing models in relation to the attitudes of researchers. The study is addressing the need for fact-based evidence of what might and what might not work. The goal of the SOAP project is to document different paths leading to an orderly transition to Open Access publishing and delineate a number of directions along which publishing may evolve in the future.