Operating Framework and Rules of Engagement


The Chicago Collaborative is a working group established in May 2008 composed of representatives from key science, technology, and medicine (STM) publisher organizations, editorial associations, and an academic health sciences library organization. The name reflects the founding meeting location and emphasizes the spirit of the initial meeting: the importance of collaboration in addressing the grand challenges and opportunities associated with scholarly scientific communication. The Collaborative’s common constituency is academic health center personnel (administrators, faculty, researchers, clinicians, and students). (read more


The Chicago Collaborative (CC) is unique in the way that it brings individuals from different sectors of the scholarly publishing continuum together to share ideas, concerns, and potential solutions to the grand challenges that face us. In order to foster a spirit of open engagement and trust, individuals participating in the CC meetings agree to abide by "rules of engagement."