During the webinar, we announced the development of some draft guidelines for OA publishers on implementing the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science. We welcome feedback – the draft guidelines are open until 31 March. Please do comment directly on the guidelines document.
Date: Tuesday March 15, 2022
Time: 2 – 3.15 pm UK/UTC
OASPA is pleased to announce our next webinar which will focus on the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science and the practical actions open access editors and publishers take to implement them. Practical guidelines for open access publishers will be discussed and co-developed together during and after the webinar.
We welcome our speakers: Ana Persic who will present the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science and its connections to scholarly publishing, Roheena Anand from PLOS, Krzysztof Siewicz from the Polish Library of Science and Raoul Kamadjeu from the Pan African Medical Journal, who will share their approaches to implementing the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science.
The panellists will each speak for 12 minutes, and then we will open it up to questions from the audience and discussion on the practical steps that publishers take. The webinar will be chaired by Iryna Kuchma, EIFL.
Please join us live for this free webinar and contribute to the discussion and the guidelines for open access publishers.
Message for Publishers
If you have made any adjustments in your publishing operations as a result of the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science or if you plan to, please get in touch with Bernie Folan firstname.lastname@example.org and we will involve you in the practical guidelines preparations.
Final Published Checklist
The checklist was published by UNESCO at the end of 2022. It can be found on our site here
Dr Ana Persic is Programme Specialist for science policy at the Natural Sciences Sector of UNESCO. Ecologist by training with a PhD in Ecotoxicology, Dr Ana Persic joined UNESCO in April 2006 in the framework of the UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere program within the Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences in Paris. She has then served as a Science Specialist at the UNESCO Liaison Office in New York from 2011-2018. Her work relates to strengthening the science-policy interface and promoting science, technology, and innovation in implementing the United Nations 2030 agenda for sustainable development and sustainable development goals (SDGs). Currently her work focuses on the implementation of the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science.
Roheena is Executive Director for Global Publishing Development at PLOS and is responsible for their global expansion strategy. She has over 20 years’ experience from across the STM publishing industry, including strategic leadership of global teams and diverse portfolios at both commercial and society publishers. Prior to PLOS, she was Head of Open Access Journals at the Royal Society of Chemistry, with responsibility for the Open Access programme and policy for the organisation. She has a Master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Oxford.
Krzysztof Siewicz is a doctor of Law, mediator, and legal counsel specializing in legal issues concerning information processing. At ICM UW he coordinates the Library of Science, the biggest Open Access scientific collection in Poland. He co-represented ICM in the team of experts on Open Access formed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Formerly, a lecturer at Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw and Koźmiński University. As the Creative Commons Poland Legal Lead he prepared the Polish implementation of CC 3.0 licenses. His doctoral thesis concerned the legal protection of the freedoms of software users (Universiteit Leiden, the Netherlands). LLM, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, Graduate of the University of Warsaw, Legal Studies Department.
Raoul Kamadjeu is a physician and co-founder of the Pan African Medical Journal. He is driven in all his projects by a simple motto – Start small, but think big..! – He got his doctorate in Medicine in Cameroon, his MPH in Belgium (ULB) and is a doctoral candidate in Epidemiology at the City University of New York School of Public Health. He works for UNICEF as a Public Health Emergency Specialist. Raoul is a research junky and a keen supporter of the Open Access movement in science. He thinks Africa as a major beneficiary of Open Access should also become a major contributor.
Iryna Kuchma (@irynakuchma)
Iryna Kuchma has been managing the EIFL Open Access Programme (EIFL-OA) since 2008. Working in collaboration with libraries and library consortia in more than 60 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe, she advocates for open access to research results, facilitates the development and implementation of open science policies and infrastructures, and provides support and training. Iryna served on the UNESCO Open Science Advisory Committee and sits on the boards of Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS) and the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), the advisory boards of the Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures Project (COPIM) and Coalition Publi.ca International Committee. She is an Associate Editor for the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). In 2013, Iryna received the Electronic Publishing Trust (EPT) for Development Annual Award, in recognition of her ‘efforts in the furtherance of open access to scholarly publications in the developing and emerging countries’.