Membership Benefits

OASPA is a not-for-profit organisation representing a diverse community of organisations engaged in open scholarship. OASPA members contribute to the sustainability of the organisation and are intrinsic to fulfilling our mission of encouraging and enabling open access as the predominant model of communication for scholarly outputs.

To enable effective change and development, our focus is on collaboration – sharing experiences, helping to develop industry standards and collectively discussing and enabling solutions to support a sustainable path for open access publishing. By joining OASPA you can become an integral part of that collective voice.

Your OASPA membership also brings you special opportunities to take part in meetings, discussions and educational opportunities related to developing and sustaining OA publishing models.

Membership of OASPA is granted following an in-depth application review process. If you have questions or are interested in joining us please get in touch at

Member Benefits

  • Learn about new open scholarship developments
  • Strengthen your organisation
  • Contribute to OASPA’s direction
  • Advocate for open scholarship
Learn about new open scholarship developments
  • Registration discounts for the highly regarded and well-attended OASPA annual conference
  • Hear first about open scholarship developments and initiatives via our member-only mailing list
  • Special opportunities to take part in open scholarship meetings, discussions, events and research projects related to developing and sustaining OA publishing models for books and journals
  • Demonstration of publication(s) quality and open scholarship commitment to high standards via rigorous review process
  • Optional moderated interview on the OASPA blog on joining
  • Welcoming member messages shared via OAPSA social channels
  • Listing and hyperlinked profile page on member area of OASPA site
  • Use of OASPA logo on your organization or publication site

Additional Benefits for OASPA Scholar Publisher Members:

  • Mentoring and support for scholar-led book and journal publishers
  • Networking opportunities with other scholar-led publisher members
  • Sponsored membership in Crossref for ‘Scholar Publisher’ members
  • OASPA will cover the cost of membership in CrossRef and pay for up to 50 DOIs per annum
  • Registration via OASPA for CrossCheck service is also available for Scholar Publisher members
  • Nomination rights for OASPA Board membership
  • Voting for nominations in OASPA Board Elections
  • Attendance at the member-only OASPA AGM
  • Opportunities to take part in OASPA interest groups and committees
  • Ability to propose post topics for the OASPA blog
  • Join 200 other member organisations in demonstrating your commitment to open scholarship
  • Help to build a collective voice in support of OA publishing
  • Share your experiences with others
  • Help develop industry standards to the benefit of all OA publishers

Support OASPA's Work

OASPA has a supporter category for organisations and individuals who are supportive of OASPA’s mission and open access goals, but do not fit into our membership categories as they are not themselves publishing OA journals or books or directly enabling OA publishing to take place via a service or technology.