Open access is a publishing model that has been gathering momentum across the world for more than 15 years and each year, during the last week of October, the publishing and research sector comes together to celebrate it during International Open Access Week.
Over the past few years, the movement has grown to encompass other aspects of the research journey, from data sets to peer review, and open research has grown up as an umbrella term of experimentation with opening up in all of these areas. So what is the impact of opening research?
Open research means faster, more equitable access to cutting edge findings, driving disciplines forward, and introducing transparency into the research process. As the world’s largest university press publisher of open access content, Oxford University Press believes a more open world should work for everyone.
Today’s episode brings together three leading researchers and one of our very own publishers to offer their perspectives on the impact of opening research. We thank Dr Tara Spires-Jones, Editor in Chief of Brain Communications, Professor Ugo Panizza, Editor in Chief of Oxford Open Economics, Professor Marcus Munafo, Editor in Chief of Nicotine and Tobacco Research, and Adam Leary, Senior Publisher in OUP’s Open Access Publishing team, for taking the time to share their views.
Check out Episode 66 of The Oxford Comment and subscribe to The Oxford Comment podcast through your favourite podcast app to listen to the latest insights from our expert authors.
For more about open access publishing, check out the following:
- “Open Access”, episode 58 of the Oxford Comment – Danny Altmann, the Editor in Chief of Oxford Open Immunology, and Rhiannon Meaden, Senior Publisher for Journals at OUP, discuss the open access movement
- International Open Access Week 2020: What can a university press do to drive open access?
- International Open Access Week 2020: Opening the book
- The future of research is more open: a blog post from OUP’s CEO, Nigel Portwood
- Reflecting on Open Access Week 2020
And don’t forget to check out the blog posts published this week on this blog where we’ll be exploring the idea that a more open world should work for everyone.
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