OASPA is pleased to announce our new Open Science Webinar Series, which will invite a number of speakers to consider contemporary debates in open science and open access publishing.
The first webinar in the Open Science Webinar Series will be The Economics and Sustainability of Open Access:
Date: Thursday 25th October 2018
Time: 1.30pm BST (other timezones: 5.30am PDT, 7.30am CDT, 8.30am EDT, 9.30am BRT, 1.30pm CET, 1.30pm WAT, 2.30pm SAST, 6.00pm IST, 11.30pm AEDT).
This webinar is free and open to the public. Link to registration page: http://www.cvent.com/d/cbqwbc
What are the economic implications of publishing research open access? What do economically efficient models for open access look like at the moment, how do they differ between different kinds of publishers, and what might they look like in the future? Is there a sufficiently robust funding stream to finance open access? How variable is this across the world and across the various disciplines? How do we build sustainable models? What can we learn from other digital sectors?
In this webinar chaired by Dr Stuart Taylor, Publishing Director at the Royal Society, different perspectives on the economics and sustainability of open access publishing will be presented and discussed by panelists Dr Rupert Gatti, Fellow and Director of Studies in Economics at Trinity College, Cambridge, and Cofounder of Open Book Publishers; Liz Ferguson, Vice President of Editorial Development at Wiley; and Claudio Aspesi, an independent consultant in the media and publishing industry.
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.
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
Dr Rupert Gatti is a Fellow and Director of Studies in Economics at Trinity College, Cambridge and a lecturer in the Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge. He is also a Fellow of Trinity College, where he is a Director of Studies in Economics. His research interests include search theory, game theory, and the economic analysis of online markets.
He has held visiting positions at MIT and University of Florence, acted as an Economic Advisor on several EU competition studies. Dr Gatti is also is a co-founder and Director of Open Book Publishers, an international network of scholars who aiming to make academic publishing fairer, faster and more accessible.
Liz Ferguson is Vice President of Editorial Development at Wiley. Previously Liz was Publishing Solutions Director and Editorial Director for life science journals at Wiley with a focus on organismal biology, and a member of the group that conceived of and launched the Wiley Open Access journals program. Prior to that she has worked for Blackwell Publishing, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Thomson Science and Current Science
Claudio Aspesi is an independent consultant in the media and publishing industry. Between 2004 and 2016, he was the Senior Research Analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein covering European Media Stocks. Previously he was Global Senior Vice President of Strategy at EMI Music and was responsible for defining EMI’s business model as the music industry entered the digital age. Before joining EMI in 2002, Claudio was a member of the executive team at Airclic, an Internet infrastructure company and, prior to that, a Principal (partner) at McKinsey and Co., working with many leading media and entertainment companies. Claudio graduated with highest honors from Universita’ Luigi Bocconi, Milan with a Laurea in Economia Aziendale.