"Open Access - What's Happening" - PeerJ at UC Berkeley

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Slides and Audio of "Open Access - What's Happening" - PeerJ presentation the at UC Berkeley Oxyopia Seminar Series 4th June 2013 (http://vision.berkeley.edu/?p=2889) as hosted by Dr Suzanne Fleiszig.

Note: A similar slidedeck was presented at UC Davis (May 29th 2013 - http://blogs.lib.ucdavis.edu/schcomm/2013/05/06/peerj_may2013/), and UCSF (June 17th 2013 - http://blogs.library.ucsf.edu/inplainsight/2013/06/14/peerj-innovating-scholarly-publishing/)

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  • TAXPAYER funded research. In the U.S., the notion of “Taxpayer Access” has become a central concept in creating policies encouraging open access to the results of research. This idea has helped to form the nexus of a set of goals that are now clearly articulated - and generally accepted - in discussions of OA policy development and implementation – t
  • Snapshot of schools with policies
  • Snapshot of schools with policies
  • As an example….;)
  • "Open Access - What's Happening" - PeerJ at UC Berkeley

    1. 1. Academic Publishing is Evolving…Open AccessWhat’s Happening?Pete BinfieldCo-Founder and PublisherPeerJUC Berkeley06/04/2013@ThePeerJhttps://peerj.com@p_binfieldpete@peerj.comSign up for a free membershipnow: https://peerj.com/signup/
    2. 2. Academic Publishing is Evolving…UC Berkeley (and LBL) PeerJ Editors / Articles
    3. 3. Academic Publishing is Evolving…What is Open Access?• The Bethesda Definition of Open Access (2003)– Free, immediate access– Deposition in a digital public archive– Unrestricted reuse
    4. 4. Annual Article Output of all OASource: “Anatomy of open access publishing: a study of longitudinal development and internal structure”, Laakso & Björkhttp://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/10/124 (BMC Medicine, Oct 2012)
    5. 5. http://figshare.com/articles/Scale_of_OA_Publishing/650794Stacked area graph of the contribution ofmajor ‘APC’ OA publishers (articles per year)
    6. 6. Predicted ‘Disruption Timeframe’ of OA vs Subscription modelSource: “The Inevitability of Open Access”, David Lewishttp://crl.acrl.org/content/73/5/493.full.pdf+html (College and Research Libraries, Sep 2012This is what all the ‘fuss’ is about…
    7. 7. Academic Publishing is Evolving…What is Moving Open Access ForwardsMandates- Funder Mandates- Governmental Mandates- Institutional MandatesGrowing Critical Mass and (Some) Awareness of Benefits- ~15%-20% of all published content is OA- PLOS ONE now the 3rdmost cited journal in the world and published 2%of the literature in 2012- There are ‘self evident’ benefits to exposure, citations, speed, usage etcInnovation- New products- New functionality- New ways of thinking
    8. 8. Academic Publishing is Evolving…What is Moving Open Access ForwardsMandates- Funder Mandates- Governmental Mandates- Institutional MandatesGrowing Critical Mass and (Some) Awareness of Benefits- ~15%-20% of all published content is OA- PLOS ONE now the 3rdmost cited journal in the world and published 2%of the literature in 2012- There are ‘self evident’ benefits to exposure, citations, speed, usageInnovation- New products- New functionality- New ways of thinking
    9. 9. Academic Publishing is Evolving…• More than 2.7 million full text articles are now availablethough PubMed Central (adding ~200K/yr).• More than 700,000 unique users access those articles -every day.• More than 2/3rds of the users come from outside ofthe academic community.• Over 80% of eligible researchers comply.• Policy is cost effective – less than 1/100thof 1% of NIH’soverall operating budget.The NIH Public Access Policy
    10. 10. Academic Publishing is Evolving…“The Fair Access to Science and Technology Act”New Legislation has been proposed (and an Executive Directiveis now in place) for the expansion of the NIH Policy to all otherU.S. Federal Science AgenciesThis directive (Feb 22nd) applies to 23 U.S. Departments andAgencies that fund >$100M in research per year.
    11. 11. Univ. of Pretoria
    12. 12. Academic Publishing is Evolving…What is Moving Open Access ForwardsMandates- Funder Mandates- Governmental Mandates- Institutional MandatesGrowing Critical Mass and (Some) Awareness of Benefits- ~15%-20% of all content is OA- PLOS ONE now the 3rdmost cited journal in the world and published~2% of the Med/Bio literature in 2012 (23,464 articles)- There are benefits to OA wrt exposure, citations, speed, usageInnovation- New products- New functionality- New ways of thinking
    13. 13. Academic Publishing is Evolving…What is Moving Open Access ForwardsMandates- Funder Mandates- Governmental Mandates- Institutional MandatesGrowing Critical Mass and (Some) Awareness of Benefits- ~15%-20% of all content is OA- PLOS ONE now the 3rdmost cited journal in the world and published~2% of the Med/Bio literature in 2012 (23,464 articles)- There are benefits to OA wrt exposure, citations, speed, usageInnovation- New products- New functionality- New ways of thinking
    14. 14. Academic Publishing is Evolving…2013Early 201320122006200920112010New Products2013201320112012
    15. 15. Academic Publishing is Evolving…
    16. 16. Academic Publishing is Evolving…PeerJ- A broad based journal in the biological and medical sciences, judgingsubmissions only on technical and scientific validity- Fully peer reviewed, with rapid review process handled by a large editorialboard of 800, including 5 Nobel Laureates- Built with ‘born digital’ functionality- Operates an ‘optional open peer review’ process- Provides engagement metrics to incentivize ‘good’ behavior- Full suite of Article Level Metrics- Members incentivized to participate in the peer review process- Provides DOIs, is archived, is indexed, rich metadata etcPeerJ PrePrints- A preprint server for the biological and medical sciences- Preprint content is NOT peer reviewed- Includes versioning functionality- Engagement and commenting linked to reputation metrics- An experimental space where new features & functionalities can be tried out- Provides DOIs, is archived, is indexed, rich metadata etc
    17. 17. Academic Publishing is Evolving…The Academic’s Experience- A ‘complete lifecycle’ experience- One time fee to publish forever- Users are valued as individuals- Single sign on, consistent user interaction- Clear ‘user friendly’ interfaces- Attractive presentation throughout- User profiles provide recognition of varied contributions- Rapid, smooth, respectful processes- Reviewers are rewarded; undergraduates publish for free; there arefee waivers etc- “We want authors spending their time doing science, not formatting.”- Despite the low price, nothing is compromised
    18. 18. https://peerj.com/articles/19/
    19. 19. https://peerj.com/articles/19/
    20. 20. https://peerj.com/macknik/
    21. 21. https://peerj.com/about/FAQ/academic-contribution/
    22. 22. https://peerj.com/articles/19/
    23. 23. https://peerj.com/reviews/48/
    24. 24. https://peerj.com/spacevet/
    25. 25. https://peerj.com/MathewWedel/
    26. 26. https://peerj.com/preprints/
    27. 27. https://peerj.com/preprints/8/
    28. 28. Academic Publishing is Evolving…What is Holding Open Access Back?• Evaluation processes that value the wrong things• An outdated attitude towards perceived ‘prestige’• Lack of awareness when making publicationdecisions
    29. 29. Academic Publishing is Evolving…My Predictions• Open Access will rapidly replace the subscription– by 2017, 50% of content will be OA• Prices will come down but ‘features’ will increase• New businesses and new business models willevolve to take advantage of OA content
    30. 30. Academic Publishing is Evolving…Thank YouPete BinfieldCo-Founder and Publisher@p_binfieldpete@peerj.com@ThePeerJSubmit now athttps://peerj.com
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