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Joe McArthur - @Mcarthur_Joe
Assistant Director, Right to Research Coalition
Co-founder and Co-Lead of the Open Access But...
Launched in Summer 2009.
Built around the Student Statement
on the Right to Research: access to
research is a student righ...
25 leading universities
ranked by their Open Access policies
and free access outputs
www.righttoresearch.org
1,000+
Congressional lobbying visits
over the past 4.5 years
i) confirms the importance of students having access to
research journals and articles as part of their training;
ii) note...
www.righttoresearch.org
Students lead public discourse
through op-ed, petitions, slogans and
on campus action
Open Access
Challenge
Image courtesy of Uvania Naidoo – Available at http://www.righttoresearch.org/blog/openucts-access-c...
www.sparc.arl.org
New organizations
lead the discussion around Open
Access nationally and locally
www.righttoresearch.org
½ of med students in 1 week
that’s how many students a group can
educate in a week
www.righttoresearch.org
From campus to continent
Open Access week started with students on
campus, now a international eve...
www.sparc.arl.org
Students in top publishers
Two innovative Open Access Publishers put
early career researchers on their b...
www.sparc.arl.org
www.righttoresearch.org @mcarthur_joe Joe@righttoresearch.org
10+ lightening talks
from new projects
When you can’t access papers, get research and
make progress with new apps from openaccessbutton.org
Web Mobile
at
Openaccessbutton.org
Download for:
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Android
Bookmarklet
The Button now…
How the Button Works
www.righttoresearch.org
“…the degree of student initiative and
engagement at UBC gives this issue
a whole new impetus.”
www.righttoresearch.org @mcarthur_joe Joe@righttoresearch.org
Image licensed CC-BY ND v2.0 by Tambako The Jaguar at https:...
A Tale of Two Announcements
www.sparc.arl.org
Data: European Commission Report: “Proportion of Open Access Papers Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals at the European an...
Source: blogs.nature.com/news/2014/11/gates-foundation-announces-worlds-strongest-policy-on-open-access-research.html
www....
www.sparc.arl.org
Source:
http://www.nature.com/news/nature-
makes-all-articles-free-to-view-
1.16460
*
www.sparc.arl.org
Source:
http://www.nature.com/news/nature-
makes-all-articles-free-to-view-
1.16460
* “Beggar
Access”
- ...
Source: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141202/11073029297/nature-drops-its-paywall-replaces-it-with-insane-anti-resea...
www.sparc.arl.org
Which future do we want?
Immediate Open Access with full
reuse rights
or
“Free” access through a closed,...
steps to move from interested to impactful
www.righttoresearch.org @mcarthur_joe Joe@righttoresearch.org
www.righttoresearch.org @mcarthur_joe Joe@righttoresearch.orgwww.righttoresearch.org @mcarthur_joe Joe@righttoresearch.org
www.righttoresearch.org @mcarthur_joe Joe@righttoresearch.org
www.righttoresearch.org @mcarthur_joe Joe@righttoresearch.org
It wasn’t so much an event, as a milestone
– Jon Tennant (Op...
www.righttoresearch.org @mcarthur_joe Joe@righttoresearch.org
www.righttoresearch.org @mcarthur_joe Joe@righttoresearch.org
Thank you!
Joe@righttoresearch.org or @Mcarthur_Joe
My slides, videos and more
www.righttoresearch.org/learn/Open-Research...
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A presentation given at the first ever Open Research London on what students around the world are doing, the Open Access Button and how to get involved.

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  1. 1. Joe McArthur - @Mcarthur_Joe Assistant Director, Right to Research Coalition Co-founder and Co-Lead of the Open Access Button Taking control of the publishing system you will inherit
  2. 2. Launched in Summer 2009. Built around the Student Statement on the Right to Research: access to research is a student right International alliance of 77 graduate & undergraduate student organizations, representing nearly 7 million students We Educate + Advocate for Open Access
  3. 3. 25 leading universities ranked by their Open Access policies and free access outputs
  4. 4. www.righttoresearch.org 1,000+ Congressional lobbying visits over the past 4.5 years
  5. 5. i) confirms the importance of students having access to research journals and articles as part of their training; ii) notes the high cost to institutions and individuals when accessing scholarly literature; iii) proposes that this could hinder medical students in their development as ‘The Doctor as the Scientist’ as well as developing an evidence based clinical approach; iv) welcomes and endorses the Right To Research Coalition’s statement on Open Access to research literature. www.righttoresearch.org June 25, 2012 Students push scholarly and professional societies to adopt Open Access stances
  6. 6. www.righttoresearch.org Students lead public discourse through op-ed, petitions, slogans and on campus action
  7. 7. Open Access Challenge Image courtesy of Uvania Naidoo – Available at http://www.righttoresearch.org/blog/openucts-access-challenge.shtml • Challenge students to find research with and without uni access • Shows people how hard it is to get access More info at http://www.righttoresearch.org/blog/openucts-access- challenge.shtml
  8. 8. www.sparc.arl.org New organizations lead the discussion around Open Access nationally and locally
  9. 9. www.righttoresearch.org ½ of med students in 1 week that’s how many students a group can educate in a week
  10. 10. www.righttoresearch.org From campus to continent Open Access week started with students on campus, now a international event.
  11. 11. www.sparc.arl.org Students in top publishers Two innovative Open Access Publishers put early career researchers on their boards.
  12. 12. www.sparc.arl.org
  13. 13. www.righttoresearch.org @mcarthur_joe Joe@righttoresearch.org 10+ lightening talks from new projects
  14. 14. When you can’t access papers, get research and make progress with new apps from openaccessbutton.org
  15. 15. Web Mobile at Openaccessbutton.org Download for: Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Android Bookmarklet The Button now…
  16. 16. How the Button Works
  17. 17. www.righttoresearch.org “…the degree of student initiative and engagement at UBC gives this issue a whole new impetus.”
  18. 18. www.righttoresearch.org @mcarthur_joe Joe@righttoresearch.org Image licensed CC-BY ND v2.0 by Tambako The Jaguar at https://www.flickr.com/photos/tambako/3689136427
  19. 19. A Tale of Two Announcements www.sparc.arl.org
  20. 20. Data: European Commission Report: “Proportion of Open Access Papers Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals at the European and World Levels—1996–2013; URL: http://science-metrix.com/en/publications/reports#/en/publications/reports/proportion-of-open-access- papers-published-in-peer-reviewed-journals-at-the Graph: http://blogs.nature.com/news/2014/10/more-than-half-of-2007-2012-research-articles-now-free-to-read.html www.sparc.arl.org
  21. 21. Source: blogs.nature.com/news/2014/11/gates-foundation-announces-worlds-strongest-policy-on-open-access-research.html www.sparc.arl.org
  22. 22. www.sparc.arl.org Source: http://www.nature.com/news/nature- makes-all-articles-free-to-view- 1.16460 *
  23. 23. www.sparc.arl.org Source: http://www.nature.com/news/nature- makes-all-articles-free-to-view- 1.16460 * “Beggar Access” - Ross Mounce http://rossmounce.co.uk/2014/12/02/beggar-access/
  24. 24. Source: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141202/11073029297/nature-drops-its-paywall-replaces-it-with-insane-anti-research- proprietary-drm.shtml www.sparc.arl.org
  25. 25. www.sparc.arl.org Which future do we want? Immediate Open Access with full reuse rights or “Free” access through a closed, proprietary platform with DRM
  26. 26. steps to move from interested to impactful www.righttoresearch.org @mcarthur_joe Joe@righttoresearch.org
  27. 27. www.righttoresearch.org @mcarthur_joe Joe@righttoresearch.orgwww.righttoresearch.org @mcarthur_joe Joe@righttoresearch.org
  28. 28. www.righttoresearch.org @mcarthur_joe Joe@righttoresearch.org
  29. 29. www.righttoresearch.org @mcarthur_joe Joe@righttoresearch.org It wasn’t so much an event, as a milestone – Jon Tennant (OpenCon Alumni)
  30. 30. www.righttoresearch.org @mcarthur_joe Joe@righttoresearch.org
  31. 31. www.righttoresearch.org @mcarthur_joe Joe@righttoresearch.org
  32. 32. Thank you! Joe@righttoresearch.org or @Mcarthur_Joe My slides, videos and more www.righttoresearch.org/learn/Open-Research-London

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