Posted by: bluesyemre | May 2, 2013

Open Access: a challenge on the boil for scientists and publishers by Martina Knoop

Discussion during the round table

  • A Round Table session on Open Access [OA], introduced and moderated by Professor Sir John Enderby, President of the Institute of Physics [IoP] from 2004 to 2006, was hosted during the 2013 EPS Council meeting. Participants with various interests and backgroundsi exchanged their views on the evolving landscape of scientific publications. Professor Enderby opened the discussions by a presentation of the different, counteracting interests in scientific publications of researchers, funders, librarians and information managers, publishers, small and medium enterprises, and the general public. The recent statements by governments on the implementation of open access [OA] constitute a major change in the paradigm of scientific publication.

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