From policy issues to research impact, how to engage the public to the implications for learned societies, the rise of open-access publishing raises lots of questions and creates a great deal of discussion.
The recent Taylor & Francis, ALPSP, and Academy of Social Sciences “Open Access and Society” free seminar drew together a wealth of speakers to explore these subjects, including HEFCE, RCUK, the European Commission, CrossRef, plus society and academic presenters. All gave their own views on the open-access journey so far, its challenges and opportunities. We’ve gathered together some of the key points and headlines from the day for you to browse through, offering a flavor of the discussion and debate that occurred.
For those based in Europe, we’ll be holding a one-day seminar in Brussels on 17 June, which will take the debate out into the wider European arena. It is completely free to attend, with speakers from a variety of organizations, including the European Commission, the Society for Research into Higher Education, National Library of Sweden, and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), amongst many others.
This one-day, free event should be unmissable for any society or academic editor engaging with open-access publishing. Read the full agenda and all event details for the day, plus register for the free Brussels seminar now.