Research impact and public engagement in an Open Access world

Taylor & Francis, the Academy for Social Sciences and the Association for Learned and Professional Society Publishers recently hosted a seminar in London to debate and discuss the many questions around open access publishing, and its impact on learned societies.

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  1. 'Open Access and Society: Impact and Engagement' was a free seminar, held at Lord's Cricket Ground in London (hence the on-screen image). It welcomed a cross-section of speakers and attendees from funding bodies, policy makers, researchers, learned societies and publishers. 
  2. David Green, Global Publishing Director at Taylor & Francis, and Madeleine Barrows, Assistant Director at the Academy of Social Sciences begin the seminar with their thoughts on the current landscape of open access publishing and learned societies. 
  3. The first session brought together speakers from the EU Commission, Research Council UK (RCUK) and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). All offered key updates and insights on their current policy on open access. Jean-Claude Burgelman, head of the unit focused on science policy, foresight and data at the European Commission began the first session.  
  4. Next up was Mark Thornley, Chair of the RCUK Research Outputs Network.  
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