OASPA 2022 Conference Program

Beyond Open Access   #OASPA2022

20 – 22 September 2022

All times listed are UK BST (British Summer Time) / UTC +1

This is a global event with sessions scheduled across speaker time zones – 
some session timings may be subject to change


Session descriptions     /     Speaker Biographies


Tuesday 20 September

2 – 2.15 pm

Welcome and Conference Opening

  • Claire Redhead, Executive Director, OASPA


2.15- 3.45 pm

Extended opening panel discussion and Q&A
Towards equitable open access – how do we get there?

  • Geoffrey Boulton, Edinburgh University / International Science Council, UK
  • Melissa Hagemann, Senior Program Officer, Open Society Foundations, USA 
  • Sudip Parikh, AAAS, USA
  • Brigitte Shull, Cambridge University Press, USA
  • Anasuya Sengupta, Whose Knowledge?, UK

Moderated by Claire Redhead, Executive Director, OASPA


4 – 5 pm 

Poster Lightning Talks Session 1

Moderated by Jennifer Gibson, Executive Director, Dryad and OASPA Chair


5.15 – 6 pm 

Keynote: Embracing Real-World Complexity On The Road To Open Scholarship  SLIDES

Amy Brand, Director and Publisher, MIT Press, USA

Introduced by Bernie Folan, Communications, Outreach and Engagement Manager, OASPA


Wednesday 21 September


11 am – 12 pm

Poster Lightning Talks Session 2   

Moderated by Jennifer Gibson, Executive Director, Dryad and OASPA Chair


12.15 – 1.45 pm

Panel | Open Scholarship and Data Practices in the Global South  

  • Initiatives and challenges of Open Science in South America
    Claudia Maria Bauzer Medeiros, Universidade Estadual de Campinas Instituto de Computação, Brazil
  • Towards Open Science: a case study in Indonesia  SLIDES
    Madiareni Sulaiman, Research Data Librarian, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Indonesia; PhD Student in Information Studies (RDM), University College London, UK
  • Data and Information Access Initiatives in Bangladesh
    Susmita Das, Principal Documentation Officer, Agricultural Information Center, BARC, Bangladesh
  • Open Science in India: Creating an Enabling Environment for Improving Access to Data and Scholarship  SLIDES
    Sridhar Gutam, Senior Scientist (Plant Physiology), ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru, India

Chair:  Omo Oaiya, West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN), Nigeria


2 – 2.45 pm 

Keynote | Digital Bundles: Creating a new space for Indigenous Knowledge that moves Beyond Open Access Publishing  SLIDES

Jennifer Wemigwans, University of Toronto, Canada

Introduced by Leslie Chan, Associate Professor, Department of Global Development Studies, University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada


3 – 4.30 pm

Panel  | What Open Means for the Humanities 

  • Humanities Commons: What We Have to Share
    Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Michigan State University, USA
  • Posthumanities Publishing: How to Reperform Our Ideas of the Humanities
    Janneke Adema,
    Coventry University, UK
  • Loners, pathfinders or explorers?  How epistemic cultures of arts and humanities can innovate Open Access publishing  SLIDES
    Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra, DARIAH ERIC, Germany

Chair: Lucy Oates, Oxford University Press, USA and Catherine Mitchell, California Digital Library, USA


4.45 – 6.15 pm

Panel  |  Subscribe to Open (S2O) experiences shared  INTRO SLIDES

  • Using S2O to achieve APC-free Open Access in the Social Sciences  SLIDES
    Vivian Berghahn, Berghahn Books, USA
  • Transforming 10 STEM journals with Open Access and S2O  SLIDES
    Rod Cookson, IWA Publishing, UK
  • Bridging the divide: Using Subscribe to Open to launch a journal connecting climate research and policy  SLIDES
    Antonia Pop, Vice President, University of Toronto Press, Canada
  • Moving a flagship title to S2O – Our experience with Astronomy & Astrophysics  SLIDES
    Charlotte Van Rooyen,
    EDP Sciences, France

Chair: Rod Cookson, IWA Publishing, UK  SUMMARY SLIDES


Thursday 22 September


12 – 1 pm

Poster Lightning Talks Session 3   

Moderated by Jennifer Gibson, Executive Director, Dryad and OASPA Chair

1.15 – 2.45 pm

Panel | Has Open Science failed to influence research assessment?

  • A university perspective on research and academic assessment  SLIDES
    Vinciane Gaillard,
    European University Association, Belgium
  • Open Science implications for research assessment in Latin America and the Caribbean  SLIDES
    Laura Rovelli and Dominique Babini, CLACSO, Argentina
  • Open Science in Research Assessment: the Nigerian Perspective  SLIDES
    Izuchukwu Azuka Okafor, Reproductive Biology Research Scholar, PAULESI, University of Ibadan (UI), Nigeria
  • Has research assessment failed to influence Open Science?
    Juan Pablo Alperin, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Jean-Emmanuel Faure, Team leader – Research assessment, European  Commission, Belgium  SLIDES

Chair: Iain Hrynaszkiewicz, PLOS, UK


3 – 4.30 pm 

Discussion | Changing perspective on knowledge: From marketable asset to common good

  • Journals should not be a merchandise; what should they be?
    Jean Claude Guedon, University of Montreal, Canada
  • Open Infrastructure and the Common Good: POSI as practice
    Jennifer Lin, Indeed, USA

Chair: Catriona MacCallum, Director of Open Science, Hindawi, UK


4.45 – 6.15 pm

Panel  | Pathways to Open Access: Values-based publishing models

  • Incentivizing Alignment: Academic Values and Publishing Services  SLIDES
    Katherine Skinner, Executive Director, Educopia Institute, USA
  • In defense of (values-based) BPCs
    Francois van Schalkwyk, African Minds/Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Reconfiguring value in Open Book Publishing  SLIDES
    Joe Deville,
    Lancaster University/Open Book Collective, UK
  • SciELO pathways from open access to open science  SLIDES
    Abel Packer, sciELO, Brazil

  • Cooperate for Open: A Values-Based Alternative for Open Access Publishing  SLIDES
    Anne Brackenbury, Community Convenor, Cooperate for Open Project, Libraria, Toronto, Canada

Chair: Kerry Scott, Univ of California, Santa Cruz Library, USA


6.15 – 6.30 pm

Conference Closing Remarks

Jennifer Gibson, Executive Director, Dryad and OASPA Chair

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2022 Conference Committee

Arianna Becerril García (Autonomous University of the State of Mexico)

Leslie Chan (Knowledge Equity Lab, University of Toronto Scarborough)

Jennifer Gibson (Dryad and OASPA Chair)

Iain Hrynaszkiewicz (PLOS)

Carlos Alfredo Joly, (Universidade de Campinas and Editor-in-Chief of Biota Neotropica)

Sushil Kumar (Chitkara University Publications)

Catherine Mitchell (California Digital Library)

Lucy Oates (Oxford University Press)

Omo Oaiya (West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN))

Jadranka Stojanovski (University of Zadar and Ruđer Bošković Institute)

Francois van Schalkwyk (African Minds)

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