Open Access Week 2018: The Current Status of Open Access - Mikael Laakso

  • Date: –14:30
  • Location: Blåsenhus Betty Pettersson-salen
  • Lecturer: Mikael Laakso, Associate Professor, Information Systems Science, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki
  • Organiser: Uppsala University Library
  • Contact person: Anu Salminoja
  • Phone: +46701679792
  • Föreläsning

This year’s theme, Designing equitable foundations for open knowledge, reflects a scholarly system in transition. New to Open Access? No problem, this talk is aimed to suit both newcomers and those more advanced in their knowledge about the changing landscape of scholarly publishing.

Mikael Laakso’s lecture is a part of Uppsala University Library’s program for the international Open Access Week 22-28/10. The lecture is aimed at researchers at Uppsala University and anybody else who is interested.

Mikael Laakso describes his lecture:

My research has focused on bibliometric and economic studies on Open Access so I will provide insight into the longitudinal growth of open access publishing within the major scientific disciplines.

While a large share of the worlds research is still only made available through subscription-access, there is an ongoing shift towards openness both bottom-up among researchers and top-down through science policy.

As part of the general overview I will include a review the benefits of Open Access for major stakeholder groups (author, reader, the journal, the general public and wider society).

The last part of my talk will focus on actions that individual researchers can take in facilitating open access to their research, avoiding pitfalls and making the most out of limitless readership to research outputs.

No registration needed. Welcome!

Open Access Week 2018:  The Current Status of Open Access - Mikael Laakso