Open Access Week 2013 event – save the date!

Open Access will be celebrated internationally from the 21st – 23rd October 2013.  Here at Bath we are drawing together a group of speakers around the theme of Innovations in Publishing for an afternoon event on Wednesday 23rd October, 2pm – 4.30pm in the Graduate Centre, 4 West. Each speaker will give a bite-sized presentation on a particular topic relevant to open access and the changes happening around scholarly communication and publications. This afternoon is open to University of Bath researchers, staff, research students and our wider research community.  Tea, coffee and cake will be available.  Please contact the Opus team in the Library ( to save a place!

Presentation Speaker
Altmetrics – measuring attention to research Jean Liu, Data Curator and Blogger,
Open Access for Early Career Researchers Ross Mounce, Univ Bath, Panton Fellow
Open peer review Dr Varsha Khodiyar, Data Analyst and Biocurator, F1000
Citizen Science Dr Liz Lyon, Director, UKOLN Informatics
Open Access Culture Change Prof James Davenport, Dept Computer Science,  Univ Bath
Writing for PLoS Prof Laurence Hurst, Dept Biology & Biochemistry, Univ Bath
Palgrave’s new publication format Ros Pyne, Senior Digital Development Editor, Palgrave Macmillan


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Head of Library Research Services at the University of Bath Library
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One Response to Open Access Week 2013 event – save the date!

  1. Kara says:

    To anyone thinking of attending, here’s a conversation starter – the recent article in Science Magazine ‘Who’s Afraid of Peer Review?’ John Bohannon
    Science 4 October 2013: 342 (6154), 60-65. [DOI:10.1126/science.342.6154.60] . In this Science ‘Sting’, the author has sent spoof articles to open access journals to test the quality of their peer review processes. The results question the integrity and value of quite a few journals.

    In the interest of fairness however, please see also this post by Michael Eisen, co-founder of PLoS, He notes that the Science research did not send the same paper to any subscription based journals. How do we know whether the OA journal acceptance rate is any different to the toll-access journal rate?!

    Some very interesting debates being contested in this sphere at the moment – publishing is seeing the most radical changes since Gutenburg. Come along to our Open Access week session (above) to hear more.

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