Knowledge Wants to Be Known: Open Access for the Behavioral & Social Sciences

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Are you interested in alternative scholarly publishing models? Do you want to know more about how open access is playing out in the social and behavioral sciences? Open access is not one-size-fits all; disciplines have unique publishing histories and requirements. Learn how to energize behavioral science faculty and connect access issues with the "publish or perish" imperative.

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* Prominent educator and open-access advocate John Willinsky (Stanford University) will frame the issue.
Watch as Dr. Willinsky explains Open Access to a graduate student group (4 minute video)

* Alison Mudditt (Sage Publications) will provide a scholarly publisher's perspective.

* Ray English (Oberlin College) will place the issues in a library context.

Follow up with the EBSS Psychology/Psychiatry Discussion Forum:

Practical Aspects of Open Access Publishing in the Behavioral Sciences. A panel of practitioner experts will briefly outline publishing
models from three perspectives after which open discussion will be encouraged.

* Linda Beebe, (Senior Director, PsycINFO) will talk briefly about APA policies for indexing open-access journals and touch on
publishing models currently in use by the various APA divisions.

* Lorelei Tanji (Associate University Librarian, University of California, Irvine) and Brenda Johnson-Grau (Managing Editor, UCLA
Center for the Study of Women) will share their experiences with the eScholarship IR sponsored by the University of California,
particularly their work to encourage faculty members to post to the IR and the reactions they have received from them.

* Jennifer Laherty (Reference/Digital Services Librarian, Indiana University Bloomington) will talk about her experience with Museum
Anthropology Review, an online open access journal published through the IU library.

* Laura Mullen (Behavioral Sciences Librarian, Rutgers University) will moderate the panel.

When: Sunday, June 29, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Where: Hilton Anaheim, Manhattan