Grand Rounds & Academic Seminars

Open Access Publishing Symposium on Campus May 19 & 20; PeerJ editor Peter Binfield to Speak

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Lewis Library is happy to announce that UNT-Denton Library’s annual Open Access Symposium will be held at UNTHSC in Fort Worth on May 19 & 20, 2014. The title of this year’s symposiums is “The Business and Economics of Open Access” and the keynote speaker will be Peter Binfield, editor of PeerJ.

You can read more about the conference and find a registration link at

Here is a brief description of the conference from that site:

“The 2014 symposium will examine the economics, business models, and practice of Open Access (OA) publications. For the purpose of delving more deeply and analytically into these aspects of successful OA, economics should be broadly understood as all of the opportunities and challenges of OA publications at either the micro or macro level that contribute to long term sustainability of OA publications. What lessons has the field learned to date about effective strategies for sustaining OA publications. How do OA publications fit into the larger cycle of scholarly communication? This symposium will bring together researchers, press directors, librarians, administrators, and other OA stakeholders with an interest in engaging with these topics.”

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