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04.14.2021 | SSP News & Releases

Webinar Preview | The Scholarly Kitchen: Global Trends in Open Access

Our first Scholarly Kitchen webinar of 2021 is happening next Wednesday, April 21, at 11:00 am ET. Registration for “Global Trends in Open Access” remains open with bulk and member discounts available.


While recent developments in Open Access in the US and Europe have received extensive attention, this webinar, moderated by Siân Harris (INASP, TSK Chef), will shed light on developments in regions that are not as widely covered, and the challenges of finding a truly global approach.

Open Access discussions often focus on just one geographical region or sector. This Chef’s panel brings together speakers from India, Cameroon and Mexico, representing perspectives from across research, libraries, publishing, and open initiatives:

  • Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou – Researcher in open science and digital humanities, Cameroon, will touch on topics such as language barriers to publishing research as well as how OA publishing fits in with other open science initiatives in his region.
  • Vrushali Dandawate – DOAJ Ambassador, Librarian, AISSMS College of Engineering, India, will speak to her role as DOAJ Ambassador for India and Pakistan, and Open Access policies in East Asia more broadly.
  • Arianna Becerril García – Executive Director, Redalyc, Chair, AmeliCA, Professor, Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, has a strong background in shaping OA policy and can speak to how organizations around the world are working to promote sustainable, Diamond OA models that don’t rely on APCs for funding.

This webinar is for those wanting to deepen their knowledge of Open Access around the world. The webinar should help participants understand more about how and why different approaches dominate in different regions, what the challenges and opportunities are around the world, and how this might better inform Open Access worldwide.

Don’t Miss It – REGISTER!

Thank you to our sponsor, Impact Science.

News contribution by SSP member, Nicola Poser. Nicola is Director of Marketing And Sales at the American Mathematical Society.

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