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Report from the Commercial Publishers Stakeholder Group


At the OSI 2017 meeting in Washington DC 13 attendees were publishers. At a minimum, this demonstrates that publishers heavily engage with the services they provide to research communities and consider the discussions about open science to be important. Nevertheless it is important to understand that different publishers have different opinions, policies and strategies and – because many of them compete with each other- it is in many cases forbidden (by law) and/or unwanted (for competitive reasons) to share these opinions, policies and strategies. Therefore it is not possible to have one combined opinion for this stakeholder group.


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Published by Mason Publishing, online at Copyright OSI, distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This document reflects the combined input of the authors as well as contributions from other OSI participants. The findings and recommendations expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the opinions of individual authors, nor of their agencies, trustees, officers, or staff.