Celebrate International Open Access Week with the Mason Libraries! A special panel presentation will take place on Wednesday, October 26, from 1:30-3:00 p.m. in Research Hall, Room 163. Research Unbound Through Open Access will feature
- Dr. Joseph Serene, Treasurer/Publisher for the American Physical Society, will discuss the first year of the society’s launch into open access publishing, offered to authors as an alternative to the traditional model
- Robert Schatz, BioMed Central North American Sales Manager, will talk 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, will describe PressForward, a site hosted by CHNM that serves as a platform for sharing, compiling, and publishing scholarship.
- Dr. Omar Al-Ubaydli, Assistant Professor of Economics at George Mason University, will discuss economic aspects of open access publishing and its repercussions on the industry and on library purchasing power
Light refreshments will be served – please join us!