Below is video of me presenting a modified version of my 2012 CALJ conference talk "Springtime for Publishers" to an NRC Research Press audience in Ottawa.
I will be presenting some related topics (with less of an open access focus) May 5, 2013 at the Council of Science Editors conference. The session is scheduled at 4:15pm and is called Culture Shock: Managing the Change in Publishing. I will be presenting with Cameron MacDonald of NRC RP.
A few notes about the presentation below:
- as indicated in the talk, I'm using the "springtime" language as a hook to hang concepts of change and revolution - I in no way want to indicate that the changes in academic publishing are comparable to the multi-country struggle of the Arab Spring
- I said the We the People minimum for response was twelve thousand - at the time it was actually 25k signatures, and it's now 100k signatures
- I said the Jenkins report (a Canadian report about research & development) but what I meant was the UK Finch report about access to government-funded research (see executive summary or full report - both PDFs)
Here's the deck I am presenting from:
Since the presentation, there have been two important developments:
- On July 16, 2012 the UK government announced it would "open up publicly funded research"
- On February 22, 2013 the US government announced its response to the We the People petition (which by then had reached over 65,000 signatures): Increasing Public Access to the Results of Scientific Research - also see White House blog post Expanding Public Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research