Open Access and Society: Impact and Engagement

3 June 2014

Update yourself on all that is currently going on in relation to Open Access publishing and its implications, especially in the European context.

The Academy has been supporting a pair of day conferences organised by Taylor and Francis publishers: Open Access and Society: Impact and Engagement. Download flyer (pdf). The first conference took place on 19th May and details can be read at Storify. Those able to be present found it a very useful and informative event – the Open Access journey is far from over!

This second conference, in taking place in Brussels, will take the debate further out into the wider European arena.

Hosted by Taylor & Francis in association with ALPSP and the Academy of Social Sciences, the event will review progress on the Open Access ‘journey’. As well as addressing policies in the UK and Europe, sessions will consider the twin themes of research impact and public engagement in an Open Access context.

This event is very important for societies and academic editors engaging with open access publishing, and we really hope that you’ll be able to join us.

Brussels SeminarRegister for your free place
Tuesday 17th June 2014, 10:30 am
Bloom Hotel, Brussels

The event is free to attend, and will feature contributions from a collection of different speakers with extensive experience within the publishing industry, as well as representatives from UK and European research funders. There will also be a buffet lunch and a drinks reception.

There are a limited number of spaces so register now!


Agenda BRUSSELS (Tuesday 17th June) Download flyer (pdf)

10.30 Refreshments
11.00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
David Green, Global Publishing Director, Taylor & Francis; Stephen Anderson, Executive Director, Academy of Social Sciences
11.15 Session: The Evidence Base
Chair: Ian White, Journals Publisher, Taylor & Francis
• T&F 2014 OA Author Survey – what are researchers’ perceptions of mandates?Will Frass, Research Executive, Taylor & Francis
Outcomes from the T&F and ALPSP 2014 survey of societies | Audrey McCulloch, Chief Executive ALPSP
Q&A of all speakers
12.00 Session: Open Access and Policy Chair: David Green, Global Publishing Director, Taylor & Francis
• Horizon 2020, scholarly communication and Science 2.0: the EU perspective | Jean-Claude Burgelman, Head of Unit A6 ‘Science policy, foresight & data’ in RTD, European Commission
• The Funder Perspective | Johannes Fournier, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG); Steven Hill, Head of Research Policy, Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE); Ulf Kronman, Coordinator of, National Library of Sweden
• The global scene | Vicky Gardner, Open Access Publisher, Taylor & Francis
• Q&A of all speakers
13.15 Buffet Lunch
14.35 Panel Session: Planning for Impact and Engagement
Chair: Tracy Roberts, Editorial Director, Taylor & Francis
• The publisher perspective | Gillian Howcroft, eProducts Director, Taylor & Francis
• An Overview of CHORUS and FundRef | Ed Pentz, Executive Director, CrossRef
• The institutional perspective | Colin Talbot, Professor of Government, University of Manchester
• The society perspective |Andrew Massey, Vice-President, European Group for Public Administration; Pierre Rasmont, Editor in Chief, Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N.S.): International Journal of Entomology
• Q&A of all speakers
15.30 Tea / Coffee break
16.00 Closing Remarks and Group Discussion
16.30 Cocktail Reception

Register for the Brussels event