eLife, publisher of the new open access journal for advances in life science and biomedicine, has announced that it has joined the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA).
eLife, the initiative backed by three major biomedical research funders – the Wellcome Trust, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Max Planck Society – and publisher of the open access journal of the same name, is now a full member of OASPA. It will contribute to the advancement of the association's aims for best practices and innovation in open access publishing.
OASPA is an industry association exclusively committed to the interests of open access publishing – which makes published content freely and immediately available online with a licence to use and reuse material without restriction.
OASPA helps OA publishers by helping to set standards, advance new business models, promote innovation, and representing members in international matters of policy. The organisation is an active advocate in open access policy developments such as those within the UK, Europe and internationally.