We are pleased to announce the next OASPA webinar which will explore recent steps to increase efficiency and speed in the publication of COVID-19 research.
Date: Wednesday 24th June 2020
Time: 3.00 pm – 4.15 pm BST (other timezones: 7.00 am Pacific Time, 9.00 am Central Time, 10.00 am Eastern Time, 11.00 am Brasilia Time, 4.00 pm Central European Time, 4.00 pm West Africa Time, 4.00 pm South Africa Standard Time, 7.30 pm India Standard Time)
This webinar will explore recent steps from some publishers and other scholarly communications organisations that are collaborating with the aim of increasing efficiency and speed in the publication of COVID-19 research by responding to researcher needs for societal impact.
Sarah Greaves (Hindawi Ltd) will share information about the cross-publisher “RapidReview” of COVID papers initiative, which has a number of publishers collaborating. Monica Granados & Daniela Sarderi (Outbreak PREreview) will talk of the link to COVID preprints and closing the loop. Susanna- Assunta Sansone & Peter McQuilton (FAIRsharing) will talk about data sharing and stewardship and cross-publisher harmonization.
This initiative is a work in progress and we would welcome your feedback, questions and general support to ensure that COVID papers are rapidly shared and rigorously reviewed at this time. Our speakers will each provide their own perspective and then we will open up the webinar to questions from the audience. The webinar is free to anyone who registers.
Link to the registration page: https://web.cvent.com/event/c8e6b0c9-e448-4f14-b868-61028985a706/
Sarah Greaves (@SarahGreaves18)
Sarah has over 20 years of experience within STM editorial and publishing. She was originally an academic researcher, completing her PhD at the MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology, before joining the editorial team at Nature Cell Biology in 1999. After 4 years working within editorial she moved into the Nature publishing team and was the Publisher for Nature for many years. During her time at Nature Publishing Group (now Springer Nature) Sarah also launched the first Nature branded title with an Open Access option, Nature Communications, and subsequently launched Scientific Reports. Throughout her career, she has focused on creating innovative new products and services aimed at solving key researcher pain points whilst ensuring the academic scientist remains at the heart of any publishing decision. As Chief Publishing Officer of Hindawi she has been committed to putting the researcher at the heart of Hindawi and working with them to deliver Open Science for their communities; developing relationships pre and post publication with data repositories and preprint servers, whilst introducing new Editorial models across many Hindawi titles. Sarah is involved in numerous STEM outreach initiatives and is currently a volunteer with both InToUniversity and STEM Ambassadors.
Monica Granados (@monsauce)
Monica Granados has a Ph.D. in Ecology and joined the PREreview team in January 2018, first as a mentor and advisor, and then as the lead of community building and outreach. As a food web ecologist, she has been dedicated to using the current knowledge around food webs to monitor changes in freshwater systems and, most importantly, to provide recommendations to decision-makers and the public. Monica is a story-teller and teaches other scientists how to use improv skills as a way to better communicate their science.
Daniela Sarderi (@Neurosarda)
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.
Note that previous OASPA webinar details and recordings can be found here.