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Open Access is Just the Beginning: Disrupting Publishing

Talk given at the PARC Europe Open Access Roadshow, University of Leeds, UK, October 15th, 2104.

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Open Access is Just the Beginning: Disrupting Publishing

  1. 1. Open Access is Just the Beginning: Disrupting Publishing Open Access Roadshow, University of Leeds, October 15th 2014 Brian Hole, Founder and CEO / @ubiquitypress
  2. 2. About Ubiquity Press To return control of publishing to societies, universities and researchers, providing them with the infrastructure and support to not only match but to outcompete the legacy publishers. Background / @ubiquitypress Mission  Spun out of University College London in 2012  Researcher-led  50+ years publishing experience (BioMed Central, PLoS, Elsevier, IoP)  Current staff of 13, office in London  Comprehensive approach: journals, books, data, software, wetware…
  3. 3. The Social Contract of Science • Dissemination • Validation • Further development Scientific Malpractice • Results • Data • Software • Hardware, wetware… #@%$#@ % #@%$# Source: / @ubiquitypress
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  7. 7. Research integrity  Full anti-plagiarism checking  Rigorous peer review  Editorial guidance and training  Provision for open peer review COPE membership for all editors  Close links with university’s ethics committee  Provision for open research data and software archiving with all publications / @ubiquitypress
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  9. 9. An Inclusive Partnership Model  Aim is to help each member become more independently sustainable over time Developing country presses with 100% waivers to begin with  Simple hosting models, for cases where APCs are not viable TJ Gehling, ‘Formation flying’ (CC-BY) / @ubiquitypress
  10. 10. For any questions, please contact More information Ubiquity Press website: Koh, A. 2012. Open Access Ahoy! An Interview with Ubiquity Press. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: / @ubiquitypress