Networking, open access and publishing

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Networking, open access and publishing

  1. 1. Networking,,open,access,and, publishing, , Benjamin,Johnson,PhD, , Associate,Publisher,,Biological,Sciences , BioMed,Central,
  2. 2. What’s,next,for, you? ,
  3. 3. Careers,for,PhDs , Academia, Other, http://acd.od.nih.gov/bmw_report.pdf!
  4. 4. I,chose,“other” , •  BSc,Virology,,University,of,Warwick, •  PhD,Influenza,Virus,,University,of,Reading,and, Health,ProtecRon,Agency, •  Postdoc,Vaccinia,Virus,,Imperial,College,London, •  AcquisiRons,&,Development,Editor,,BioMed, Central, •  Associate,Publisher,,BioMed,Central,
  5. 5. Why,leave, academia? ,
  6. 6. Gain,other,skills,whilst,in,academia , •  •  •  •  •  •  Journal,Club, Lecturing, Tutorials, Conferences, PresentaRons, NETWORK,
  7. 7. Increase,your, visibility,through, open,access ,
  8. 8. Open,Access,Publishers, 2000 2013 And many more…
  9. 9. Old,methods,of,accessing,knowledge,
  10. 10. New,methods,of,accessing,knowledge ,
  11. 11. Are,open,access,journals,different,from, subscripRon,journals? , Same+quality+and+standards+ •  •  •  •  Peer,review, Editors,in,chief, Editorial,boards, Indexing, Distribu(on+is+different+ •  No,subscripRon,barriers, •  Universal,access, •  Openly,licensed,to,allow, reuse,,
  12. 12. ! ! “My work on biomedical research in developing countries has shown me that lack of access to current publications has a severe impact.! …! The vast majority of biomedical scientists in Africa attempt to perform globally competitive research without up-to-date access to the wealth of biomedical literature taken for granted at western institutions.”! " Winston Hide, Harvard School of Public Health! ! !
  13. 13. Why,open,access? , Pat,Brown,,pioneer,of,microarrays:, “We,knew,we,were,not,geng,full,value,out,of, our,[microarray],data,,because,we,sRll,didn't, have,ready,access,to,all,the,available, knowledge,that,was,published., “Equally,importantly,,we,wanted,to,put,the, enRre,corpus,of,relevant,arRcles,in,a,database, that,would,let,us,automate,the,process,,but,we, were,thwarted,by,publishers,who,strictly, forbade,downloading,and,automated,analysis.”, BMC Biology 2013, 11:33 !
  14. 14. About,BioMed,Central, •  Launched,first,open,access,journal,in,2000, •  One,of,the,largest,global,publishers,of,peerdreviewed,open, access,journals, •  Became,part,of,Springer,in,2008, •  Publishes,>250,open,access,journals, •  All,research,arRcles,published,under,CreaRve,Commons,license, •  Costs,covered,by,arRcledprocessing,charge,(APC),or,journal, sponsors, ,
  15. 15. Growth,of,open,access , Laakso,and,Björk,BMC$Medicine,2012,10:124,
  16. 16. Networking,is,essenRal,to,my,job , •  •  •  •  RecruiRng,editors, Commissioning,content, Conference,amendance, AmracRng,submissions,to,my,journals,
  17. 17. How,visible,is,your, research? ,
  18. 18. How,do,you,measure,success? , •  •  •  •  •  PublicaRons, Impact,factor, CitaRons, Accesses, Sharing,on,social,media,
  19. 19. Open,data,is,criRcal , Pat,Brown,,pioneer,of,microarray,technology:, “We,knew,we,were,not,geng,full,value,out,of,our, [microarray],data,,because,we,sRll,didn't,have,ready, access,to,all,the,available,knowledge,that,was, published., “Equally,importantly,,we,wanted,to,put,the,enRre, corpus,of,relevant,arRcles,in,a,database,that,would, let,us,automate,the,process,,but,we,were,thwarted, by,publishers,who,strictly,forbade,downloading,and, automated,analysis.”, BMC Biology 2013, 11:33 !
  20. 20. Open,Data ,
  21. 21. Thank,you,for,your,amenRon!, , @drbenjohnson, , ben.johnson@biomedcentral.com, , ,

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