Research Unbound through Open Access: A Panel Discussion




Serene, Joseph
Schatz, Robert
Cohen, Dan
Al-Ubaydli, Omar

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Dr. Joseph Serene, Treasurer/Publisher for the American Physical Society, discusses the first year of the society's launch into open access publishing, offered to authors as an alternative to the traditional model. BioMed Central's Robert Schatz, North American Sales Manager, talks about the sustained success of BMC's "gold" open access publishing model. Dr. Daniel Cohen, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University, describes PressForward, a site hosted by CHNM that serves as a platform for sharing, compiling, and publishing scholarship. Economic aspects of open access publishing and its repercussions on the industry and on library purchasing power are presented by Dr. Omar Al-Ubaydli, Assistant Professor of Economics at George Mason University.


This is a video recording of the panel discussion hosted by the University Libraries during International Open Access Week 2011.


International Open Access Week, Scholarly communication, Publishing models