Leiden – 28 August 2023
Brill is delighted to announce their partnership with the OA Switchboard, the independent, community-driven intermediary dedicated to streamlining and simplifying the transition to Open Access. The OA Switchboard facilitates the exchange of OA-related publication-level information between publishers, funders, and libraries, enabling them to send, receive and respond to a pre-defined set of standardized messages between them.
Stephanie Veldman, Head of Open Research at Brill, comments: “The OA Switchboard plays a key role in offering automated and scalable reporting to institutions on their Open Access output and metadata. In five years it has established itself as a central hub and widely used tool. We are proud to partner with the OA Switchboard to support Brill’s growth in Open Access models, Transformative Agreements in particular, and deliver real-time publishing information to our customers. Such reporting is invaluable to support libraries in managing and monitoring the results and success of their Transformative Agreements.”
About OA Switchboard
The OA Switchboard is a neutral, independent intermediary, providing shared infrastructure, standards and back office services for funders, institutions and publishers. It is a tool that can be called when needed, or integrated in stakeholders’ own systems and workflows to achieve automation and scalability.
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in the Humanities, Social Sciences, International Law, and Life Sciences. With offices in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, the USA and Asia, Brill today publishes more than 360 journals and 2,000 new books and reference works each year as well as a large number of databases and primary source research collections. Commitment to Open Access and the latest publishing technologies are at the core of Brill’s mission to make academic research available for the scholarly community worldwide. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit brill.com.