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  • 1. Research results should be accessible to the public Publishes Articles in The Cryosphere: an Interactive Open Access Journal of the European Geosciences Union. Research Depending on OpennessAlexander Developed and published open-source extensions for the open-source software, R. “My researchBrenning would have been completely different if notAssociate Professor impossible without open-source software.”Geography andEnvironmentalManagement Removing Barriers to Research “Research results should be accessible to theStatistical & public, in Canada and internationally - thats whatcomputational methods research is about...Open-access removes onein geography and obstacle, having to pay to access researchremote sensing outcomes.”
  • 2. Promotes OA Journals Do whatever is possible: “We do whatever possible to promote OA journals, including paying page charges, reviewing and services to the journals.” Chen is part of the PLOS One Editorial BoardPu ChenProfessorChemical Engineering “Lots of research we do is using the tax payers’ money …and for theWaterloo Institute for good of our society. The output should serveNanotechnology the purposes of the general public. I publishCanada Research in appropriate journals in our areas of study,Chair in Nano- whether open or not open access.”Biomaterials
  • 3. Using OA journal articles to support my research and teaching I access Open Access journal articles to support my research and teaching. I have submitted to Open Access journals but cost is a problem. A Public Good I believe scientific knowledge is a public good and should be available globally without restriction in order to advance progress in better health. My salary and research are paid for by public funds, andSharon therefore the public should have access. MoreCampbell funding agencies are making this a requirement ofResearch Associate receiving grants.Professor The costs of sharing scientificSchool of Public Health knowledge [by electronicand Health Systems dissemination] are much lower yet theSenior Scientist, Propel costs of Open Access areCentre for Population extraordinarily high.Health Impact
  • 4. There are Many OA Models “the purpose of publication is to share ones reflection with others for their benefit as well as for… progress…. BUT…. Journal reputation is the most important item to me.” Honek is involved in:John HonekProfessor BioMed Central BiochemistryChair of Department Section Editorof Chemistry OA model = Gold PublishingMedicinal Chemistry, Biochemistry and Cell Biology andBiochemistry and Bio- Future Medicinal Chemistry (NRC)nanotechnology Associate Editor OA model = Green and Author Fees2012 OA Week PanelistOctober 22nd Letters in Drug Design and Discovery and12pm – 1:30pmDC 1302 Current Medicinal Chemistry (Bentham Press) Regional Editor OA model = Green and Author Fees
  • 5. OA Builds Capacity I co-publish with colleagues from developing countries. Many journals - like Public Health Nutrition - provide OA to individuals and institutions in these countries. AGORA 845 journals open access for 113 developing countriesSue Horton HINARI biomedical and health journalsProfessorSchool of Public “I try to support capacity building inHealth developing countries (training international students in Canada, offering workshops inCIGI Chair in Global developing countries etc.)” OA practices helpHealth Economics build research capacity in these countries.Associate Provost ofGraduate Studies
  • 6. High Citation Rate With OA Sensors On the Editorial Board of Sensors, the leading international, peer-reviewed open access journal on the science and technology of sensors and biosensors. Sensors: Impact Factor: 1.739 (2011);Jonathan Li 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.060 (2011)Professor “The great advantage inGeography and publishing a paper in an openEnvironmentalManagement source journal is the high citation rate.”Remote sensingand geographical  Co-authored several articles in Sensors.information  Guest Editor of the special issue of Sensors,science “LiDAR for 3D City Modeling.”
  • 7. “Allow Broader Access to Research” Post-prints included in Social Science Research Network “to allow access to my work for those who do not have [access through] institutional affiliations; this often includes scholars in other countries, and so this is a way of communicating more broadly.” “Journal Costs Have Skyrocketed”Patricia Marino “As time has gone on Ive become more and moreAssociate Professor aware of the problems with the model we have forPhilosophy publishing in the humanities in general…Scholars do the vast majority of the work for noResearch areas: pay, including writing the articles and refereeingEthics, Epistemology, them. Publishers make the profit - this would bePhilosophy of OK if the costs were kept reasonable given theSex and Love expenses but journal costs have skyrocketed.”
  • 8. OA in Principle and Practice I have published a paper in PLOS with a colleague who suggested it. It’s a good journal. Also a chapter in an OA book "Biosensors for Health, Environment and Biosecurity". My grad student got anMark Pritzker email invitation to submit from theProfessor publisher, INTECH. [largest OA book publisher]ChemicalEngineering In principle, OA is a good idea. Information should be freely available. Practically, however, it’s expensive and whether it’s obvious or not you should assume you will be paying page charges. If a uWaterloo fund could contribute half of the costs, that would help.
  • 9. Open Access Journal Editor Journal of Integer Sequences Editor-in-Chief Making it All Free “Our model is that the Journal is entirely free for both readers and authors. All labor, from me and theJeffrey Shallit Editorial Board, is strictly on aProfessor volunteer basis. The website isSchool of Computer sponsored by the School of ComputerScience Science at the University of Waterloo.”Centre for Applied
  • 10. “I send my best work to OA journals whenever it is appropriate” Gold Open Access Publishing “I prefer to referee for OA journals if given a choice. I prefer no-fee, no-delay Gold OA publishing. Increased Distribution “it (typically) makes no sense to limit theJohn Turri distribution of ones published research…Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Stand up to IncreasingPhilosophy Subscription FeesEpistemology, “it makes even less sense for our libraries toPhilosophy of pay journals exorbitant fees to get access toLanguage, the research we produce (and support withPhilosophy of Mind, unpaid volunteer labor as editors andMetaphysics, Ethics reviewers)!”