OASPA 2019 Conference Program

OASPA 2019 Annual Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing

The Queen’s Hall, The Royal Danish Library,
Black Diamond, Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1, 1221 Copenhagen, Denmark

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24 – 26 September 2019

Tuesday 24th September

12.30pm – 1.30pm   Lunch and registration

1.30pm – 2:00pm   Welcome

  • OASPA welcome: Claire Redhead (Executive Director, OASPA)
  • Royal Danish Library welcome: Niels Stern (Head of Department, Royal Danish Library)

2.00pm – 3.30pm  Panel 1 | Funders and research supporting organisations – an extended panel discussion and Q&A

  • Chair: Robert Kiley (Head of Open Research, Wellcome Trust)
  • Rachel Bruce (Head of Open Research, UKRI)
  • Colleen Campbell (OA2020 Initiative, Max Planck Digital Library)
  • Ian Coltart (World Health Organization)
  • Alexander Kohls (Head of the CERN Scientific Information Service)

3.30pm – 4.00pm   Coffee

4.00pm – 4.45pm   Keynote

  • Which inclusive globalisation?: Professor Sarita Albagli (Senior Researcher and Professor, Graduate Program in Information Science, Brazilian Institute of Information in Science and Technology and (IBICT) and Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ))

4.45pm – 6.00pm  Panel 2 | Inclusive globalization – views from developing regions

  • Chair: Lars Bjørnshauge (Managing Director, DOAJ)
    The Latin American publishing circuit: struggling for recognition in-between the mainstream and the local Fernanda Beigel (Researcher at CONICET, Professor at National University of Cuyo, Mendoza-Argentina)
    The evolving ecosystem of scholarly publishing in South Africa and its confrontation with emerging realities. Professor Robin Crewe (Senior Research Fellow, Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship, University of Pretoria)
    The open access environment in India Shahid Jameel (CEO, Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance)

6.00pm   Networking Drinks Reception* – Royal Danish Library

Wednesday 25th September

8.30am – 9.00am   Welcome coffee 

9.00am – 9.45am   Keynote

  • Open Education: Heather Joseph (Executive Director, SPARC)

9.45am – 10.15am   Poster lightning talks 

Chair: Xenia van Edig (Business Development, Copernicus Publications)

  • ‘Open archiving of the world’s biomedical literature: a geographic analysis of PubMed Central journals and applications’: Kathryn Funk (Program Manager, PubMed Central)
  • ‘Open access in small sciences’: Marcel Wrzesinski (Open Access Officer, Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society)
  • Developments for the Dryad Digital Repository’: Caroline Sutton (Chair, Dryad Board of Directors / Director of Open Research, Taylor & Francis Ltd)
  • ‘Punctum Books + UC-Santa Barbara (UCSB) Library: a new partnership around open books in the Humanities & Social Sciences’: Eileen Joy (Founding Director, Punctum Books)
  • ‘Outcomes from the Society Publishers Accelerating Open Access and Plan S (SPA-OPS) project’: Alicia Wise (Director, Information Power)
  • ‘MIT open source platform landscape scan findings’: Heather Staines (Head of Partnerships, MIT Knowledge Futures Group)
  • ‘The status quo bias and the uptake of open access publishing’: Melissa Cantrell (Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of Colorado Boulder) and Lauren B. Collister (University Library System, University of Pittsburgh)
  • ‘The Open Library of Humanities: a sustainable scholar-led model for open access without publication fees’: Paula Clemente Vega (Marketing Officer, The Open Library of Humanities)
  • ‘Metadata 2020: what have we learned’: Laura Paglione (Upholder, Metadata 2020)
  • ‘Published peer review at PLOS’: Dan Morgan (Director, Community Relations, PLOS)
  • The Library Publishing Coalition: creating an open, inclusive, and sustainable scholarly publishing landscape: Jody Bailey (Head, Scholarly Communications Office, Emory University; President-Elect, Library Publishing Coalition)

10.15am – 11:00am   Coffee and poster viewing 

11.00am – 12.15pm   Panel 3 | Emerging Research 

  • Chair: Stuart Taylor (Publishing Director, The Royal Society)
  • ‘Authors’ perspectives on open access’ Maurits van der Graaf (Consultant, Pleiade – Management & Consultancy)
  • ‘Preprints – science in real time’ Professor Stephen Pinfield (Professor of Information Services Management, University of Sheffield)
  • ‘Demarcating legitimate and predatory academic publishing’ Dr Kyle Siler (Innovation Researcher, Utrecht University)

12.15pm – 1.15pm   Lunch

1.15pm – 2.00pm   Keynote

  • ‘What is quality in open science?’: Professor Isabella Peters (Professor of Web Science, ZBW Leibniz Information Center for Economics & Kiel University, Germany)

2.00pm – 3.15pm  Panel 4 | Research Culture

  • Chair: Catriona MacCallum (Director of Open Science, Hindawi)
  • ‘Universities and our perversities – on academic freedom and responsibility’ J. Britt Holbrook (Assistant Professor of Philosophy,  New Jersey Institute of Technology)
  • ‘What’s a university for anyway?’ Cameron Neylon (Professor of Research Communications, Centre for Culture and Technology, Curtin University)
  • ‘Enough complaining, it’s time for change! Academic Culture from a graduate student’s perspective’ Noémie Aubert Bonn (PhD Student, Hasselt University, Belgium)

3.15pm – 4.00pm   Coffee (and poster viewing)

4.00pm – 4.30pm  Plan S – the road ahead Johan Rooryck (OA Champion for cOAlition S / Professor of French Linguistics, Leiden University)

4.30pm – 5.15pm   Keynote 

  • Stalled. why is it taking so long to deliver open access (and how might it be speeded up)?: Toby Green (Former Head of Publishing, OECD)

5.30pm – 6.00pm    OASPA AGM

6.30pm    Drinks Reception* (The Lapidarium of Kings in Christian IV’s Brewhouse, Frederiksholms Kanal 29, 1220 Copenhagen, Denmark)


Thursday 26th September

8.30am – 9.00am   Welcome coffee

9.00am – 9.45am    Keynote 

  • Third-party control considered harmful: Sarven Capadisli (TIB Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology, Germany)  Slides | Recording 

9.45am – 11.00am  Panel 5 | Radical Futures: realising community owned infrastructures

  • Chair: Rupert Gatti (Director, Open Book Publishers)
  • ‘The OA Switchboard: bringing order to chaos’ Paul Peters (Chair, OASPA / CEO, Hindawi)
  • ‘Funding open infrastructure today and tomorrow’ Vanessa Proudman (Director, SPARC-Europe)
  • ‘European institutional presses and infrastructures – an update’ Margo Bargheer (Head of Electronic Publishing, State and University Library Göttingen)
  • Scaling small: COPIM and the infrastructural politics of open access book publishing Joe Deville (Editor, Mattering Press / Lecturer, Lancaster University)

11.00am – 11.30am   Coffee

11.30am – 12:45pm  Panel 6 | Books

  • Chair: Eelco Ferwerda (OAPEN)
  • ‘Developing policy for open access books in the UK’ Helen Snaith (Senior Policy Advisor, Research England & UK OA Monograph Working Group)
  • ‘Developing a policy for open access books in the context of the National Platform Open Science in the Netherlands’ Jeroen Sondervan (Project Leader Open Access, Utrecht University)
  • The Science Europe briefing paper on open access to academic books Tobias Philipp (OA Coordinator, Swiss National Science Foundation, SNSF; Science Europe Working Group on Open Access)

12:45pm – 1:45pm    Lunch 

1:45pm – 2:45pm  Show and Tell

Chair: Martin Hicks (Member of the Board of Directors, Beilstein Institute)

  • ‘TSPOA: moving the needle on Society OA transitions’: Curtis Brundy (Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communications and Collections, Iowa State University) and Dr. Kamran Naim (Director of Partnerships and Initiatives, Annual Reviews)
  • ‘Making full and immediate open access a reality: the role of the institutional OA policy’: Chris Banks (Assistant Provost (Space) & Director of Library Services, Imperial College London)
  • ‘Transformative agreements: sharing experiences in negotiating RAP / PAR deals for smaller ’: Rasmus Andersen (Marketing Lead, Accucoms)
  • ‘German Consortium for publishing in open access journals – inspired by SCOAP3, targeting German corresponding authors’: Dr Nina Schönfelder (Open Access OA2020-DE & Bielefeld University – Library)
  • ‘Converting journals to open access: behind the scenes’: Émilie Paquin (Director of Research and Strategic Development, Érudit)
  • ‘Unlocking the proprietary black box with open source solutions for scholarly infrastructure’: Matt Green (Product Manager, Hindawi)

2.45pm – 3.30pm Keynote 

  • You can’t always get what you want: Liz Ferguson (VP, Open Research, Wiley)

3.30pm – 4.00pm      Closing remarks (Stuart Taylor, COASP Program Committee Chair & Publishing Director, The Royal Society)

4.00 pm   Depart

* The two Drinks Receptions are included in the conference ticket price.


2019 OASPA Conference Committee

Stuart Taylor (The Royal Society) – Chair
Martin Hicks (Beilstein Institut)
Xenia van Edig (Copernicus Publications)
Lars Bjørnshauge (DOAJ)
Catriona MacCallum (Hindawi)
Rupert Gatti (Open Book Publishers)
Lucy Oates (Oxford University Press)
Abel Packer (SciELO)
Natasha White (Wiley)

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