Conflict & Society Moving to Open Access in 2020

Resources in ICD“ width=Conflict and Society is a part of the Berghahn Open Anthro subscribe-to-open initiative, a pilot aiming to convert 13 Anthropology journals to full Open Access on an on-going and sustainable basis, starting with their volumes published in 2020.

Subscribe-to-open is a model of sustainable open access for scholarly journals in which institutions continue to “subscribe” to the journals that their communities value at similar prices and with the same quality as when those same journals were accessed under a conventional subscription. Subscribe-to-open is a form of subscription that allows libraries to direct funds through the same subscription channels routinely used to provide journal access to their own researcher community, while also supporting the journals’ readership across a wider community as an open access publication. In addition, if an institution has also established open access funds to support transitional initiatives or author open access publication, then these funds may also be used for this model through a simpler, journal-level process.