Event Detail

Event Type: 
Applied Mathematics and Computation Seminar
Date/Time: 
Friday, April 19, 2013 - 05:00 to 06:00
Location: 
GLK 104

Speaker Info

Institution: 
OSU Libraries
Abstract: 

Timothy Gowers' January 2012 public and highly-publicized boycott of
publishing giant Elsevier sparked wide-ranging conversation around, and criticism of,
current scholarly publishing practices. While the Elsevier boycott was not overtly
about open access, arguments around pricing, access to research and faculty roles in
publishing are common to those on all sides of the open access vs status quo commercial
publishing debate. So what do we do? Continue editing, reviewing or publishing like
usual? Simply amend standard copyright transfer agreements? Actively support a campus
open access policy? Pat ourselves on the back for submitting manuscripts to open
access repositories like arXiv or ScholarsArchive@OSU. This presentation will frame the
issues around open access in scholarly publishing and provide opportunities for
conversation about the various publishing roles faculty play and the potential
responsibilities we have in moving scholarly publishing toward more sustainable
publishing practices like open access.