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Article Submission and Open Access:

Effects for Publishers, Institutions, and Submission System Providers

April 28, 2022 (Past Event)

Article Submission and Open Access

Have you thought about how Open Access affects the journal submission process for authors? Join us on April 28 at 3 p.m. CEST and tune in as our three guest speakers share their experiences with Open Access and the challenges it has brought to their businesses regarding article submissions and author workflows. 

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Summary

Ever wondered how Open Access affects the journal submission process for authors? And how it challenges publishers, institutions, and submission system providers?

Open Access is turning the game rules for the publishing world upside down, creating room for new questions and concerns. For this webinar, we invited a solid panel of speakers to join us for an inspiring hour of shared reflections and insights into how each of them has experienced Open Access in connection with article submissions and author workflows. The panel consisted of Matthew Goddard, Head & E-Resources Librarian at Iowa State University, Kate Horgan, Director of Client Services at Aries Systems, and Matthew Day, Head of Open Research Policy & Partnerships at Cambridge University Press.

Our three speakers brought forward a variety of interesting perspectives, many of which pointed to similar experiences and a shared notion; that there’s a pervading complexity of Open Access that must not be underestimated. As Matthew Day claimed, the aim toward Open Access is a truly amazing process, but it’s also fundamentally complicated, especially for authors, even if they're born into the concept. Among other things, Matthew Goddard pointed to the confusion around OA agreements and the difficulty of understanding what they actually entail. Complementary to this, Kate Horgan added that the challenge, in her view, is also often related to semantics – that wording can be quite tricky and cause trouble. “What does green OA mean?” “I have a transformative agreement, what’s that?” The language is something Cambridge University Press has been working on recently, Matthew Day said, as the variety of expressions, namely, tends to make people confused.

Our three speakers shared their learnings and perspectives on how they best navigate Open Access in their everyday lives and discussed the steps they’ve taken so far to help make the author experience as smooth as possible. If you want to hear it all, have a look a the recording of the webinar above. Enjoy!

Webinar Description

What to Expect

In recent years, Open Access has turned the game rules in the scholarly publishing world upside down!

With new OA agreements and different business models in play, the circumstances surrounding the article submission process have changed – and both the researchers who submit articles and the system providers who facilitate the submission processes must deal with a new reality.  

On April 28 at 3 p.m. CEST, we invite you to join us for an hour of shared reflections, insights, and learnings about how the increase in Open Access has affected the journal submission process for authors. We’ll be sure to discuss this from all sides – both from a submission system point of view as well as a publisher and institutional/author perspective.

As always, we have a solid speaker line-up ready for the webinar – all of which are ready to deep dive into the challenges they’ve experienced first-hand with Open Access in connection with article submissions and workflows for authors.

The speakers include Matthew Goddard, Head & E-Resources Librarian at the Access and Acquisitions Dept. at Iowa State University, Kathleen Horgan, Director of Client Services at Aries Systems, and Matthew Day, Head of Open Research Policy & Partnerships at Cambridge University Press.

How does Open Access challenge publishers, institutions, and submission system providers? What's been done to overcome/accommodate these challenges? What are the plans going forward? We’ll be sure to cover all of these aspects and everything in between for this session!

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WEBINAR

SPEAKERS

Aries Systems at Director of Client Strategy & Operations
Kate Horgan

Kate Horgan

Kate Horgan is the Director of Client Strategy & Operations at Aries Systems where she leads a team of Account Coordinators and Account Managers responsible for supporting publishers’ successful use of Editorial Manager and ProduXion Manager.

Head of Open Research Policy & Partnerships at Cambridge University Press & Assessment
Matthew Day

Matthew Day

Matthew has worked in publishing for over 20 years. For the last seven years he has worked at Cambridge University Press on the Press’s policies, community engagement and strategic development in open research for academic books and journals.

Access and Acquisitions Dept. Head & E-Resources Librarian, at Iowa State University
Matthew Goddard

Matthew Goddard

At Iowa State University, Matthew is helping to position the library for an OA transition by integrating management of OA agreements into a traditional library technical services context.

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