Community Over Commercialization: Why Choose to Publish Open Access?

Event Details

Event Date

Event Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Event Time

Event Time: 4:00 PM - to 5:30 PM

Event Description

On October 25, 2023, in recognition of International Open Access Week, the Penn Libraries and Penn Press are hosting a panel discussion on open access publishing. Panelists will address equitable access to publication in the face of language barriers or the geographical specificity of the topics of research and the ways in which open access to the scholarly record can add value to the research community and to society more broadly. The panelists will also highlight how equitable open access publishing increases the impact of journals and their content, raises up diverse voices, and extends the reach of scholarship to new audiences.

The panelists:

  • Jocelyn Dawson, Journals Director, University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Lynn Ransom, Editor, Manuscript Studies and Curator of SIMS Programs & Schoenberg Database Manager
  • Amisha Shahra, Editor, The International Journal for Water Equity and Justice
  • Camila Olmedo, Author, Founder El Agua Es Oro, Bolivia
  • Natalia Mendoza Abujder, Author, Arts & Sciences, Master’s in Environmental Studies University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Join on Zoom or in person at the Lippincott Library Seminar Room 242, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, at 4:00 pm EDT.

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Location Details

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

Address for Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

3420 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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