Annual Meeting Report

Updates on Open Access Journals

MODERATOR: Tamer El Bokl Managing Editor Canadian Science Publishing Ottawa, ON, Canada SPEAKERS: Helen Atkins Director, Publishing Services Public Library of Science (PLOS) San Francisco, California Suzanne Kettley Executive Director Canadian Science Publishing Ottawa, ON, Canada Darla Henderson Assistant Director, Open Access Programs Publications Division American Chemical Society Washington DC Patricia (Patty) K. Baskin Executive Editor Neurology American Academy of Neurology Minneapolis, Minnesota REPORTER: Tamer El Bokl The purpose of this session was to offer inspiration and guidance for organizations that are considering launching an open access (OA) journal and to inform attendees about the variety of OA models publishers and societies are leveraging, and how each are performing. Four speakers shared their organizations’ success stories during this session and the lessons learned developing and maintaining a sustainable OA program. The speakers also presented information related to the different methods for generation of content for OA journals. Helen Atkins, Director of Publishing Services at the Public Library of Science (PLOS), was the first speaker and she focused her presentation on what is beyond OA and where PLOS is heading next. Helen started by explaining that PLOS is a nonprofit publisher with a mission to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading the transformation in research communication. As a result, PLOS is taking initiatives to increase research transparency through open access, open data, and credit. In 2016, PLOS published more than 27 000 articles contributed by authors from more than 190 countries. The articles have had over 12 million monthly online […]

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