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Caroline Sutton holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Uppsala, Sweden. Following earlier research work Caroline found her way into the publishing sector. Her early career in publishing was built with Taylor & Francis (Informa) where she worked as an Editorial Manager and later Publisher, along with serving on the Scandinavian management team. In 2007 Caroline co-founded Co-Action Publishing AB together with two colleagues. Co-Action Publishing AB is an independent Open Access scholarly publishing house, based in Scandinavia with a growing portfolio spanning different scholarly disciplines. At Co-Action Publishing she is involved in publishing, marketing, communications and business development. In addition to her primary work, Caroline serves as the current President of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), is a member of the SPARC Europe Board and the Steering Group for the Swedish National Library’s programme. Earlier she served on the board of Lund University Library and the Advisory Group for Linköping University Press. Caroline is a participant on the debate on Open Access and a regular contributor to discussions and meetings. She maintains an international network across the publishing and library communities, and regularly speaks on various aspects of open access publishing. Through Co-Action Publishing she has also worked on several projects; among others, a project with Peter Suber, a leading figure within the Open Access movement, to document societies transitioning to Open Access models for their journals; and developed the Best Practices Guide to OA Journal Publishing together with Lund University Libraries Main Office (