KNAW OPEN ACCESS DIALOGPUBLISH OPEN ACCESS OR PERISH?
Date and time 6 February 2013, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Venue KNAW, Trippenhuis building, Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam

Publish open access or perish? – that is the main issue for the KNAW open access dialog, a combination of a symposium and a workshop. After an introduction by Cameron Neylon (PLoS) and Martin Rasmussen (Copernicus Publications), participants will discuss several statements relating to open access of publications, in both small groups and in a plenary session. The aim of this KNAW open access dialog is to raise awareness of open access by discussing controversial statements. In this way you can make an informed decision as to whether you wish to publish open access or not.

Discussion statements

The following statements will be discussed:

  • Access (open as well as toll access) is not a problem for scientists, but for institutions.
  • Open access is a problem for the humanities and social sciences created by the natural sciences.
  • The author-pays model leads to lower quality, because it is in the financial interest of an open access journal or publisher to publish as much as possible.
  • Toll access publishers no longer have any place in the digital era.
  • Open access and toll access publishing are not so much about publishing, but rather about the business model and the economics behind academic publishing.
Programme
12:30 p.m. Lunch (optional)
1:00 p.m. Introduction by Eveline Crone
1:10 p.m. Cameron Neylon
1:50 p.m. Martin Rasmussen
2:30 p.m. Coffee and tea break
3:00 p.m. Break-out sessions to discuss the statements
4:00 p.m. Plenary session with a debate to discuss the statements, moderated by Eveline Crone
5:00 p.m. Drinks
During the debate, people who agree with a statement are invited to go to one side of the room and those who do not agree to go to the other side. The moderator asks participants for their opinion, formulated in such a way that it convinces the other side. Throughout the debate, participants may move from one side of the room to the other whenever they are convinced to do so.

How to register and more information

The target audience is researchers. You are expected to be an active participant by contributing to the discussions and the final debate. Registration is free, but please cancel your registration if it turns out that you cannot attend.
Register by the electronic form.More information is available at the KNAW webpage.

Yours sincerely,Rik Janssen
Policy Advisor
ROYAL NETHERLANDS
ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Het Trippenhuis
Kloveniersburgwal 29
P.O. Box 19121
1000 GC Amsterdam
The Netherlands
KNAW OPEN ACCESS DIALOGPUBLISH OPEN ACCESS OR PERISH?
Date and time 6 February 2013, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Venue KNAW, Trippenhuis building, Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam

Publish open access or perish? – that is the main issue for the KNAW open access dialog, a combination of a symposium and a workshop. After an introduction by Cameron Neylon (PLoS) and Martin Rasmussen (Copernicus Publications), participants will discuss several statements relating to open access of publications, in both small groups and in a plenary session. The aim of this KNAW open access dialog is to raise awareness of open access by discussing controversial statements. In this way you can make an informed decision as to whether you wish to publish open access or not.

Discussion statements

The following statements will be discussed:

  • Access (open as well as toll access) is not a problem for scientists, but for institutions.
  • Open access is a problem for the humanities and social sciences created by the natural sciences.
  • The author-pays model leads to lower quality, because it is in the financial interest of an open access journal or publisher to publish as much as possible.
  • Toll access publishers no longer have any place in the digital era.
  • Open access and toll access publishing are not so much about publishing, but rather about the business model and the economics behind academic publishing.
Programme
12:30 p.m. Lunch (optional)
1:00 p.m. Introduction by Eveline Crone
1:10 p.m. Cameron Neylon
1:50 p.m. Martin Rasmussen
2:30 p.m. Coffee and tea break
3:00 p.m. Break-out sessions to discuss the statements
4:00 p.m. Plenary session with a debate to discuss the statements, moderated by Eveline Crone
5:00 p.m. Drinks
During the debate, people who agree with a statement are invited to go to one side of the room and those who do not agree to go to the other side. The moderator asks participants for their opinion, formulated in such a way that it convinces the other side. Throughout the debate, participants may move from one side of the room to the other whenever they are convinced to do so.

How to register and more information

The target audience is researchers. You are expected to be an active participant by contributing to the discussions and the final debate. Registration is free, but please cancel your registration if it turns out that you cannot attend.
Register by the electronic form.More information is available at the KNAW webpage.

Yours sincerely,Rik Janssen
Policy Advisor
ROYAL NETHERLANDS
ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Het Trippenhuis
Kloveniersburgwal 29
P.O. Box 19121
1000 GC Amsterdam
The Netherlands