The future of Open Access

On 25th September, 2013 the University of Liege organizes a meeting/debate: “The future of Open Access“.

With the participation of Stevan Harnad, professor at UQAM and a pioneer for Open Access; Bernard Rentier, Rector of the University of Liège ; Jean-Claude Marcourt, Minister of Higher Education of the Government of the French Community; Véronique Halloin, Secretary General of the Fund for Scientific Research – FNRS, and many others.

The meeting is open to anyone without any registration.

 25 September, 2013, from 10:00 to 12:00
Amphithéâtres de l’Europe, Boulevard du rectorat, bâtiment B4, 4000 Liège (Sart Tilman)

Twitter : #oaulg2013

Rentrée académique 2013 ULg : Les lendemains de l'Open Access

I love open access

IloveOAFollowing the publication in Le Monde newspaper of the article Savoirs. Un bien public convoité, [1] (Knowledge. A sought after public good) a community of university officials, teachers-researchers, publishers and library directors have wished to respond and express their support for open access to research results by publishing in Le Monde an opinion column entitled Qui a peur de l’open access? (Who’s afraid of Open Access?)

You can now back this movement by also signing the opinion piece on the site I love open access.

Le Monde has also subsequently launched an appeal for testimonies from people concerned: Chercheurs, quels sont selon vous les défauts du système actuel de diffusion des connaissances? (Researchers, according to you what are the flaws in the current system of disseminating knowledge?)


[1] Cabut, Sandrine and Larousserie, David. Savoirs. Un bien public convoité. In : Le Monde (March 2, 2013). Also read: A qui appartient le savoir? (To Whom Does Knowledge Belong ?).

Don’t fall into the trap: this is not Open Access!

They call it Open choice, OnlineOpen, Universal Access, Author choice, Author solution

Starting in 2003, confronted by the range and scope taken by the Open Access movement, numerous publishers have decided to jump on the OA bandwagon by offering their authors the hybrid model. But this model (not to be confused with the reverse model) is especially pernicious. Behind the pro Open Access image the publishers wish to project hides a genuine swindle! Continue reading “Don’t fall into the trap: this is not Open Access!”