OASPA is delighted to announce that it will host a seminar preceding the SSP annual conference next month in San Diego.
The pre-meeting seminar entitled Fact or Fiction? OASPA Lifts the Lid on Open Access Publishing will take place on the morning of Wednesday, May 29th at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. The session can be booked independently of the full SSP conference. Full booking details at the bottom of this post.
The interactive seminar, chaired by Pete Binfield (PeerJ) and co-facilitated by OASPA members Stephanie Orphan (Portico), Bekah Darksmith (PLOS) and Caroline Sutton (Taylor & Francis) aims to deepen understanding of how open access publishing is approached by many different parties and tackle some enduring areas of open access concern and confusion.
Participants will hear about global trends and views in open access publishing, discuss perceptions and consider the facts behind them, examine different funding and business models, and have the opportunity to share their own experiences within open access publishing and wider issues in open research. Of interest to all stakeholders in scholarly communication, this session will ultimately delve beneath aspects of open access that are commonly misunderstood or subject to opinion-led debates, and separate the myths from the reality, in a lively, inclusive and interactive way.
Reflecting OASPA’s own diverse coverage, the seminar will be of interest to a broad range of stakeholders, including publishers, librarians, researchers, policymakers and funders who would like to learn more about open access.
The session will run from 8.30am to 11.30am, including a coffee break and be followed by lunch.
Register (Select Seminar 2: ‘Fact or Fiction? OASPA Lifts the Lid on Open Access Publishing’)