Focus on different paths to Open Access
This year’s Open Access week takes place October 22-26. The program will be made public during the autumn, but we can already reveal some of the highlights.
The week will focus on practical issues surrounding Open Access publishing. Among other things, two professors, who are also journal editors, have been invited to give their view on Open Access publishing. Thomas Wirth, professor of organic chemistry at Cardiff University and editor of Chemistry Open, and Ulf Gedde, professor of polymeric materials at the School of Chemical Science and Engineering, KTH and editor of European Polymer Journal will be speaking on Monday October 22, 10-12 at the KTH Library. The audience is welcome to take part in the discussion. The program will be filmed. Language: English.
On Tuesday October 23 leading persons at KTH, Karolinska Institutet, Södertörn University, Stockholm School of Economics and Stockholm University will be discussing Open Access. Researchers will be given the opportunity to ask questions and discuss what Open Access means both to research in general and to individual researchers. How do the universities work with OA today? How do they prioritise between OA and publishing in prestigious journals? What factors surrounding a researcher’s publishing will be taken into account when appointing staff ? How do the universities handle OA publication fees? What is the most important issue to work with and solve right now? The program will begin at 1 pm and takes place in Aula Magna, Frescati, Stockholm University.
On Thursday October 25, 1-3 pm, the Swedish Research Council will talk about their demands for a data publication plan and free access to research data.
Furthermore, we will have workshops both in Kista and Campus Valhallavägen for practical guidance, and an information point at Osquars backe 31. Further information and a more detailed program will be presented shortly.