Symposium Open Access
- 22 Jun 2012
- 14:00 to 17:00
- HG00.307, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
The topic of ‘publication models’ has received and continues to receive much attention in academic circles. As of June 4, 2012, 11988 researchers have signed the boycott on Elsevier’s journals (see: http://www.thecostofknowledge.com). As the website of the initiative states among others: “They [Elsevier] charge exorbitantly high prices for subscriptions to individual journals”.
An alternative to traditional publication models is Open Access Publishing. The Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Scientific Knowledge1 states for example that Open Access must satisfy two basic conditions:
The author(s) and right holder(s) of such contributions grant(s) to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship (community standards, will continue to provide the mechanism for enforcement of proper attribution and responsible use of the published work, as they do now), as well as the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal use.
A complete version of the work and all supplemental materials, including a copy of the permission as stated above, in an appropriate standard electronic format is deposited (and thus published) in at least one online repository using suitable technical standards (such as the Open Archive definitions) that is supported and maintained by an academic institution, scholarly society, government agency, or other well-established organization that seeks to enable open access, unrestricted distribution, inter operability, and long-term archiving.
As is almost always the case, there many subtleties and facets which need to be taken into account when comparing publication models. Different aspects will be presented during the Open Access Symposium, on June 22nd, 2012, 14.00-17.00, at the Faculty of Science, Radboud University, HG00.307. Keynote speaker will be prof. dr. Jos Engelen, Chairman of the NWO Governing Board.
14.05-14.10 Intro by Marcel Becker (or Luca Consoli)
14.10-14.30 Lecture mevrouw N. Grygierczyk, director University Library RU Nijmegen ~ Who is afraid of Open Access?
14.40-15.00 Lecture M. Jansen, attorney 'Dirkzwager advocaten' ~ Legal protection
of scientific research and free flow of information
15.10-15.30 voordracht S. Roffel, Elsevier publishers ~ Access in
the digital age; a publisher’s perspective
15.45-16.15 Lecture J. Engelen, NWO ~ Open Access scientific
publishing - easy in principle, hard in practice
16.15-17.00 Q & A
For more information:
Dr. M. Becker (Centrum voor Ethiek, RU) M.Becker@removethis.ftr.ru.nl
Dr. L. Consoli, (ISIS and Centrum voor Ethiek, RU) ISIS L. Consoli@removethis.ftr.ru.nl
Centrum voor Ethiek and ISIS