Open Access and Research Conference 2013

Event Details
October 31, 2013 (All day) - November 1, 2013 (All day)
Science and Engineering Centre Brisbane

Since the previous iteration of the conference in 2008, a number of key reforms to academic publishing requirements have occurred, both in Australia and internationally. The adoption of national open access mandates reflects a common concern for delivering more efficient and broad-reaching research communication systems - a transition fundamentally underpinned by issues of access and dissemination. The theme Discovery, Impact and Innovation focuses on this transition.

About the program
Overall, the conference provides an opportunity to reflect on the progress of Open Access and to consider the strategic advantages these developments bring to the research sector more generally. The comprehensive program explores these issues as part of a two-fold approach, comprising

  1. International 'round-ups' - covering the breadth of recent international initiatives. This includes commentary from the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia.
  2. Thematic sessions - focusing on specific areas of research and information management necessary to the advancement of Open Access. Such topics include advocacy, alternative metrics, data management and open innovation.

Attendees are also encouraged to participate in a choice of pre-conference workshops that provide an engaging forum on the topics of advocacy, open data and open access publishing of books.

On behalf of the Queensland University of Technology, we are pleased to invite you to this event and we look forward to seeing you in Brisbane.