As well as the recording above, please see this post for webinar speakers’ key takeaways and answers to attendee questions.
How should Scholarly Societies transition to OA?
OASPA is pleased to announce the sixth webinar in our Open Scholarship Webinar Series, in which we are inviting a number of speakers to consider contemporary debates in open research and open access publishing:
Date: Tuesday 23rd July 2019
Time: 3.00pm – 4.30pm BST (other timezones:7.00am PDT, 9.00am CDT, 10.00am EDT, 11.00am BRT, 4.00pm CEST, 3.00pm WAT, 4.00pm SAST, 7.30pm IST)
The OASPA Open Scholarship Webinar Series is delighted to focus its 6th webinar entirely on Scholarly Societies and Open Access publishing. Aileen Fyfe, University of St Andrews, sets the scene: when and why did scholarly Societies get involved in publishing, what changed their mission in the 20th Century and what choices do they face now? Stuart Taylor, Publishing Director of The Royal Society (the first Society to publish a scientific journal) showcases what the Royal Society is doing and discusses how societies might work together towards a common goal. Alicia Wise, Information Power, reveals the latest from the ‘Society Publishers Accelerating Open Access and Plan S’ (SPA-OPS) project, commissioned by Wellcome, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), and The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP). Finally. Rachael Samberg, UC Berkeley Library, introduces a group of like-minded individuals from libraries, academic institutions, publishers, and consortia who have organized to provide support and advocacy for Learned and Professional Societies called ‘Transitioning Society Publications to Open Access (TSPOA)’.
If you are interested in the future of knowledge and the role of Scholarly and Learned Societies in Open Access, then please join us for this free public webinar on Tuesday 23rd July. The presentations by the four panelists will be within the first hour. This will be followed by an extended Q&A discussion – bring those questions you always wanted to ask. It should be fun.
Note that this will be the last OASPA webinar before October. If you have enjoyed the webinar series, why not also join us at the OASPA Annual Conference in September.
Twitter: Society Publisher’s Coalition – @SocPubC and TSPOA – #TSPOA
Fyfe et al, ‘Untangling Academic Publishing’ (2017), https://zenodo.org/record/546100#.XTHoXr57lpg
This briefing paper offers a historical perspective on the relationship between commercial interests, academic prestige and the circulation of research since the late 19thcentury. This is the changing context which has forced the roles of learned societies as publishers to change.
On the LSE Blog: Learned Societies, the key to realising an open access future?
Visit http://tspoa.org to see
- How subscription‐based scholarly journals can convert to open access: A review of approaches (Laakso et al.)
- Guide to Transitioning Journals to Open Access Publishing (University of California, Office of Scholarly Communication)
- Checklist for Consultations About Transitioning Journals to OA (University of California, Office of Scholarly Communication)
Read more about the Society Publishers’ Coalition (SPC) – a group of likeminded, not-for-profit learned societies, community publishers and membership charities.
Aileen Fyfe (@AileenFyfe)
Aileen Fyfe is a historian of science, technology and publishing, and Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews, UK. Her current research investigates the history of academic publishing from the seventeenth century to the present day, including the financial models underpinning scientific journals, their editorial and reviewing processes, and the role of learned society publishers. She is lead-author of the 2017 briefing paper Untangling Academic Publishing: a history of the relationship between commercial interests, academic prestige and the circulation of research.
Stuart Taylor (@RSocPublishing)
Dr Stuart Taylor is the Publishing Director at the Royal Society. He has responsibility for the Royal Society’s publishing operation which consists of a staff of 30 who publish the Society’s ten journals including the world’s first science journal, Philosophical Transactions, first published in 1665. He joined the Society in 2006 after working as a Publisher at Blackwell Science (now Wiley) in Oxford where he was responsible for postgraduate book and journal acquisitions in clinical medicine. He is a keen advocate of open science and believes that the scholarly communication system should genuinely serve science and do so far more effectively and efficiently than it does at present. He is a member of FORCE11, is also on the Board of Directors of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers’ Association (OASPA) and works in several other open science groups. Most recently he has been involved in setting up the Society Publishers’ Coalition.
He has an MA in chemistry and a DPhil in psychopharmacology from the University of Oxford, and has published 25 peer reviewed scientific papers in the fields of drug tolerance and dependence, chemical kindling and epilepsy. He has also published a number of articles on journal publishing and scholarly communication. In 2015, he organised a four day conference as part of the Royal Society’s celebration of 350 years of science publishing entitled The Future of Scholarly Scientific Communication. ORCID iD: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0862-163X
Alicia Wise (@wisealic)
Alicia Wise has more than 30 years’ experience in the academic information space including roles with libraries, publishers, and researchers. She is a Director and Consultant at Information Power Ltd. Prior to this she led on Open Access and global strategic relations for Elsevier and held roles with the Publishers Association, Publishers Licensing Society, Jisc, Archaeology Data Service, and in universities. She has served on the boards of Access to Research, Accessible Books Consortium, CHORUS, CLOCKSS, the Digital Preservation Coalition, and Research4Life.
Rachael G. Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer. Since 2016, Rachael has led UC Berkeley Library’s Office of Scholarly Communication Services. A Duke Law graduate, Rachael practiced intellectual property litigation at Fenwick & West LLP for seven years before spending six years at Stanford Law School’s library, where she was Head of Reference & Instructional Services and a Lecturer in Law. Rachael speaks globally about scholarly communication issues, and is a presenter for the ACRL Workshop Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement. She is also a co-founder of Transitioning Society Publications to Open Access (TSPOA).
Catriona MacCallum (@catmacOA) is Director of Open Science at Hindawi. She has 20 years experience in scholarly publishing and 15 years in Open Access Publishing. She has a PhD from Edinburgh University and went into publishing as a professional Editor initially working for Elsevier, where she was Editor of Trends in Ecology & Evolution, before joining the Open-Access publisher PLOS in 2003 to launch PLOS Biology as one of the Senior Editors. She also acted as a Consulting Editor on PLOS ONE, leaving PLOS as Advocacy Director in 2017. She is currently a member of the European Commission’s Open Science Policy Platform and the UKRI Open Access Practitioners Group. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Royal Society (Publishing), and is on the steering committee of the relaunched DORA initiative. She is a founding individual of the I4OC (Initiative for Open Citations) campaign.
Claire Redhead (@OASPA) is Executive Director of OASPA. Her publishing background began back in 2000. Editorial positions in UK publishing houses in the 12 years that followed provided her with valuable opportunities for developing key skills and varied experience in the academic journal and book publishing industry. In 2012 Claire joined the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), initially responsible for managing membership and communications for the organisation. Claire quickly took the lead to develop and grow OASPA during this time, and was appointed Executive Director of the association in 2016.