Open access full-fledged: future roles of the stakeholders

Panel discussion on 24 October 2019 at ETH Zurich

On 24 October 2019, stakeholders of the scientific community will discuss their roles after the open access transformation.

The increasing pace of transition to open access publication and further to a fully open research culture challenges us to think differently about the role of each participant in the research sharing and discovery ecosystem. Until recently, transition to open access was largely equated with a transition from ‘pay to read’ to ‘pay to publish’, with the cost of sharing research covered through Article Publishing Charges (APCs). This ‘author/funder pays’ open access model has brought many benefits in increasing access to research findings but has also led to a number of unintended consequences.

What opportunities and challenges arise from securing industrial commitment to an open research future?

ETH Library will host the panel discussion in cooperation with PLOS and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). The event is open to the public and aimed at researchers, alumni, research industry employees, publishers and libraries as well as anyone with an interest in open access or research funding.

Time: Thursday, 24 October 2019, 9.30 – 11.30

Place: ETH Zurich, LEE, room E 101, Leonhardstrasse 21, 8092 Zurich

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