Event Detail

Event Type: 
Applied Mathematics and Computation Seminar
Date/Time: 
Friday, November 15, 2013 - 04:00
Location: 
GLK 115

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.