A special one-day workshop to discuss the implications for scientific researchers of Government and funder policies on open access publication, including the Research Councils’ policy which will take effect in April 2013 and HEFCE’s evolving policy in relation to the post-2014 REF.
This will be a practical and constructive workshop that will help identify and clarify key issues as we move towards implementation of these policies and will be of particular interest to academic researchers and university administrators.
Dame Janet Finch will chair the event and confirmed speakers include Dr Michael Jubb, Director of the Research Information Network, David Sweeney, Director for Research, Innovation and Skills at HEFCE, Dr Tony Peatfield, Medical Research Council, Director of Corporate Affairs, Professor David Price, Vice-Provost, Research, University College London, Professor Tom Welton, Head of Chemistry at Imperial College, Phil Sykes, Librarian, University of Liverpool, Ian Russell, Editorial Director, Science at Oxford University Press, Dr Nicola Gulley, Editorial Director, IOP Publishing and Professor Geoffrey Smith, Head of Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge and Professor Miles Padgett, Dean of Research, University of Glasgow.
The workshop will look at the background to the new policy announced by David Willetts in July 2012, including the recommendations of the Finch working group, and will address the practical challenges of implementation from the perspectives of research funders, university and research administrators, university librarians, publishers and different scientific research communities. It will also consider the implications of the requirement of the Research Councils and the Wellcome Trust for authors to use the CC-BY licence for their journal papers and conference proceedings.
The meeting will be held at the Royal Society on 25 February and is sponsored by the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Institute of Physics, The Royal Society, The Royal Society of Chemistry and the Society of Biology.
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The Royal Society
The Royal Society is a Fellowship of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.