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January 21, 2013 3:00 - 16:30

Empa, Dübendorf, AKADEMIE. Transmittance to St. Gallen and Thun.

Information

Presentation slides of the Empa seminar: Open Access publishing: How should Empa-researchers respond? (Dr. L. Nunnenmacher & J. Bihn)

Content

The debate over open access publishing is not new and can be simply stated
as “You write the papers, you review the papers, why should you pay to read
them?”.

Of course, the reality is not so simple and involves issues including the actual
costs of publishing and who should pay for them, the quality and reputation of
subscription-based vs. open access journals, and the different strategies for
open access.

The issues will be summarized in a brief presentation and some experiences
from a researcher leaving most of the time for discussion. We welcome further
comments on experiences with open access journals and ideas for the future
of scientific publishing.