This event aims to widen the dialogue on open access books, examining the implications of UK policy for research culture and values.
The event will reflect on the most recent findings from the Universities UK open access reports and provide a platform for gathering additional evidence and feedback from across the university sector.
Incorporating representatives from funding agencies, the UUK working group on open access monographs, REF panelists and PVCrs, publishers, learned societies, scholarly associations and researchers from a range of institutions – who will highlight both the challenges and opportunities of open access monograph publishing – the event will be structured around the following questions:
What is the current UK policy on open access, and on open access monographs in particular?
What is at stake for REF 2027, research culture and values, ECRs and diversity in scholarly publishing and practice?
Who benefits from open access or from publishing as usual?
What are the challenges of open access monograph publishing?
What kind of experiments are made possible, what collaborations might emerge?
Why publish, and where might online, open and platform-based publishing lead us next?
What changes might be respectively desirable, equitable and feasible at national and global scale? Or result as consequences from open access developments?
Chris Banks, Director of Library Services, Imperial College, London
David M. Berry, Professor of Digital Humanities, University of Sussex
Susan Bruce, Professor of English and Co-Chair, Arts & Humanities Alliance, Keele University
Anthony Cond, Managing Director, Liverpool University Press
Geoffrey Crossick, Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, School of Advanced Study
Ronan Deazley, Professor, School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast
Joe Deville, Lecturer in Sociology, Lancaster University
Gary Hall, Professor in Media and Performance, Coventry University
Steven Hill, Director of Research, Research England
Sarah Kember, Professor of New Technologies of Communication, Goldsmiths
Peter Mandler, Professor of Modern Cultural History, University of Cambridge
Sunil Manghani, Professor of Theory, Practice & Critique, Deputy Head of School, Director of Research and Enterprise, Winchester School of Art
Simon McVeigh, Professor of Music, Academic Director of Research Policy, Goldsmiths
Samuel Moore, Researcher and Consultant: critical information/publishing studies
Roopika Risam, Assistant Professor of English, Faculty Fellow for Digital Library Initiatives, Salem State University
John Scott, Honorary Visiting Professor, Universities of Exeter and Essex
Graham Stone, Senior Research Manager, Jisc
Simon Tanner, Professor of Digital Cultural Heritage and Pro Vice Dean Research, King’s College London
Sylvia Walby, Professor of Sociology, City, University of London
This event is free and open to all, but registration on Eventbrite is required: https://critical-issues-in-oa.eventbrite.co.uk
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