Open Access 2020 – The final road to Open Access


  • Kai Geschuhn Max Planck Digital Library
  • Michael Schlachter Max Planck Digital Library



Open Access 2020 is an international initiative that aims to induce the swift, smooth and scholarly-oriented transformation of today’s scholarly journals from subscription to open access publishing on a large scale. The last decades of the open access movement have made open access become strong as a principal- but weak in practice. With OA2020 we aim to move the focus to a new concrete goal: converting the default business model of scholarly publishing from subscription to open access. The poster outlines backgrounds as well as a roadmap of the initiative.


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Author Biographies

Kai Geschuhn, Max Planck Digital Library

Kai holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Science. At Max Planck Digital Library she works at the interface between license management and open access. She is part of the negotiating teams for Max Planck’s offsetting agreements and she promotes the OA2020, the INTACT project and the ESAC initiative aiming at the transition of the current subscription system to open access business models. Kai is coauthor of the MPDL whitepaper “Disrupting the subscription journals’ business model for the necessary large-scale transformation to open access” published in 2014.

Michael Schlachter, Max Planck Digital Library

The OA2020 Team




How to Cite

Geschuhn, K., & Schlachter, M. (2016). Open Access 2020 – The final road to Open Access. Septentrio Conference Series, (1).