orw 2023

Open Research Week 2023: Thoughts on the many different paths to achieving open access

10:00am - 11:00am / Tuesday 7th March 2023
Type: Webinar / Category: Research / Series: Open Research Week
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Thoughts on the many different paths to achieving open access:
Dr Ross Mounce – Director of Open Access Programmes Arcadia Fund

Ross will reflect on how progress towards providing open access to all academic research is going; the good, the bad, and the ugly. 

The good is: we're starting to realise that a lot of the problem boils down to copyright issues. The emergence and normalisation of rights retention is undoubtedly healthy.

The bad news is: there are significant problems in the way that money is being spent to enable open access e.g. "transformative agreements" (sic). Transformative for whom? 

The ugly: Journal Impact Factor™ is statistically illiterate, negotiable, and irreproducible, but some researchers are still making decisions using it. The real question now is not can we get universal open access to research, but how.  

Dr Ross Mounce is the Director of Open Access Programmes at Arcadia - a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin.

Open Research Week is a series of events organised by Edge Hill University, the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University, which aims to discuss new, developing and current practice in all things Open Research.

All events are free and you can register for each event individually. Each event will be recorded, so if you are unable to attend, please sign up and these recordings will be sent out in due course.