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PPI Conference: Open Access in Academia

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PPI Conference: Open Access in Academia

  1. 1. What happens when public knowledge is made private?
  2. 2. Are we happy that the public is excluded from access to publicly funded research?
  3. 3. Should commercial profit come before the free sharing of scientific knowledge?
  4. 4. About me...
  5. 5. Salford
  6. 6. Manchester
  7. 7. Preston
  8. 8. Open Source Publishing in Academia Why is it important to the Pirate Party?
  9. 9. Peer-review Process Research Writing Submission Review by editor Expert reviews Revision 2nd review Typesetting Copy editing Printing/ePrints Distribution
  10. 10. Why do academics publish? Sharing knowledge Transparency Accountability Marking territory Impact Factor
  11. 11. Who benefits?
  12. 12. ‘Serial Crisis’ • Cost of periodical rising • Library funding going down in real terms • Price inelasticity • More research
  13. 13. Papers published by top 3 publishers 42%
  14. 14. Revenue going to top 10 publishers 43%
  15. 15. Value generated by academic journal publishing $19 billion McGuigan GS, Russell RD. (2008)
  16. 16. $10 Billion could buy universal schooling for children in the world’s conflict zones
  17. 17. Copyright is about protecting the author - isn’t it?
  18. 18. What happens when I can’t access or share things I’m the author of?
  19. 19. "As a dedicated and long-term Mac user, I am surprised and a little unhappy at how hard it is for Mac users to access the story."
  20. 20. Impact Factors Citation reports 14,000 Journals Major role in ranking and funding Commercially owned database
  21. 21. No copyright transfer = No publication = Poor Impact Factor = Poor career prospects
  22. 22. Open Access
  23. 23. John Willinsky Professor of Literacy and Technology Open Journal System University of British Columbia Public Knowledge Project http://pkp.sfu.ca 1998: PKP Launch 2001: First OS software launch 2005: OJS v2 launched 2006: 400 OA journals Current version 2.2.2 8 languages Further 10 in development
  24. 24. 300,000 Peer Reviewed Journals 5,000 Open Access Journals
  25. 25. Funding Access Pay per view Publishing fee Institutional subsidy Advertising
  26. 26. Who benefits?
  27. 27. Developing countries Libraries Funding bodies Those seeking transparency Academics seeking citation
  28. 28. Pirate Parties should consider:
  29. 29. Mandating that all publicly funded research is published in Open Access forums
  30. 30. Ensuring this happens in a timely fashion
  31. 31. Supporting mechanisms for measuring Open Access impact factors
  32. 32. Linking research funding to these measures
  33. 33. Supporting self archiving
  34. 34. Ensuring publication, teaching and research rights remains with the author or institution
  35. 35. Research knowledge becomes a public resource Knowledge Economy
  36. 36. Jason.Rutter@soc.kuleuven.be http://www.slideshare.net/Jasieboy

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