How to write a business case for a publishing platform
How to write a business case for an open research publishing platform

How to write a business case for an open research publishing platform

By F1000 September 9, 2022

Is open research a strategic priority for your organization? You may have come across an open research publishing platform as a potential solution but are unsure how to progress. Writing a business case can help identify if an independent and bespoke publishing venue is the right choice for your organization.   

A well-written business case defines the motivation, benefits, risk, and cost of undertaking a project. Additionally, business cases can help you ask the right questions to potential service providers and communicate benefits to decision-makers at your organization.  

Getting started can be daunting. That’s why we’ve put together this free resource to guide you through choosing and securing an open research publishing solution.  

Download the guide today to uncover how to: 

  • Make a list of your organization’s current publishing activities 
  • Conduct a SWOT analysis of your current publishing process 
  • Screen open publishing solutions for alignment with your goals 
  • Break down the costs and return on investment (ROI)
  • Analyze the solution’s expected benefits, risks, and cost 
  • Get stakeholder support 
  • Summarize your business case into a one-page plan 

Plus, you’ll receive a handy business case template to gather everything you need to make your case for an open research publishing platform. 

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