Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Open Access Publishing

Source: OASPA


Definition of "Open Access": Free online access to articles that have traditionally been published in scholarly journals.


Open Access: Live Q&A Session with Five OA Publishers

Tuesday, October 20, 12 noon EST.

Join the Open Access Publishing Community in a free live webinar to discuss the latest developments in Open Access scholarly publishing.

How does Open Access publishing work in practice? Representatives of 5 very different publishers discuss the promise and perils of open access publishing. Following short presentations by each of the panelists, webinar attendees will be able to pose questions live to our panel of Open Access journal publishers.


  • Pierre de Villiers - African Online Scientific Information Systems (AOSIS)
  • Matthew Cockerill - BioMed Central (BMC)
  • David Hoole - Nature Publishing Group (NPG)
  • Mark Patterson - Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Saskia Franken -Utrecht University Library (Igitur)


  • Caroline Sutton, President, Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association
Attendance is free, but advance registration is required as the number of participants is limited. To register your interest and reserve a place, please email with the subject line: OASPA Webinar