Debate: 2.00pm - 5.00pm Reception: 5.00pm - 6.30pm
Jointly organised by ALPSP and the Publishers Association
Alicia Wise, Elsevier
Steven Hall, IOP Publishing
Open access is here to stay, and has the support of our key partners. Funders see it as the way to maximise access and impact for the research they fund, policy makers are under pressure to make it happen. Publishers know it is much more complicated and threatening to make it work than is apparent to the advocates and the fund holders. But we would benefit from having a compelling, coherent and above all positive story to tell about the role we can play in achieving these objectives.
So what can the industry do to respond more pro-actively and positively to open access, while keeping an open mind on individual business models? We want to be seen as partners in the process of science, in the discovery, dissemination, show-casing and stewardship of the outputs of science. Can we learn not just to live with open access, but to love it as well? Has the time come to turn the threat into an opportunity?
It is time to find a new consensus. Come along to a debate between industry leaders who hold a range of opinions on this issue. Contributions from the floor will be encouraged and the whole event operates under the Chatham House rule. Listen to the options and decide what is right for your business. Pick up some ideas and some food for thought. Take the opportunity to attend this timely network event with your peers.