There are many points that may be of interest to authors:
- The SCOAP3 project: Okerson is a member of this international committee that works on transitioning high energy physics journals to a sustainable open-access business model.
- Her role at the Center for Research Libraries: As senior adviser on electronic resources, she supports digital activities, fosters collaborations, and supports the membership group of academic libraries and various partner consortia in the US, Canada, and the UK.
- Establishing LIBLICENSE: Okerson founded this organization in 1997 and serves as a moderator for the project. She is a strong advocate for fair and clear licensing of online resources. In the years since the founding, the landscape of publishing and learning has changed and LIBLICENSE has adapted.
- The challenges facing librarians: From driving access to entering into research and academic partnerships, there are many ways to stay relevant in the changing landscape.
- Opportunities for women in librarianship and leadership roles.
Our colleagues at Wiley Exchanges surveyed authors about their experiences and opinions on Open Access. You can view these results through this interactive visualization tool. The tool allows you to easily manipulate the charts to view results by a variety of groupings including geographic region, age group, and subject area.
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Open Access is an important issue for journals authors. This is the idea that journal articles should be available for free, with free re-use rights. The fee to make an article open access is usually paid by the university or funder (and sometimes, the author). This policy is in contrast with journals requiring members to pay to read their issues.
If you are a UK author, you may be familiar with the Research Councils UK mandates.
For those who aren’t familiar, if you get funding from several organizations (MRC, BBSRC, AHRC, ESRC, EPSRC, NERC, STFC), you need to conform to the RCUK Open Access policies.
Here is a video explaining the policies and how to comply with them.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV91BwY7pr0&w=560&h=315%5D
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