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OA Week Webcast: The Next Generation of Open Access Policies

Published Oct 18, 2013, 12:48pm

Join us on Tuesday, October 22nd at 12pm EDT (9am PDT / 6pm CEST) for a live webcast discussion with Juan Pablo Alperin, a PhD candidate at the Stanford School of Education who spearheaded a successful campaign to pass the first open access policy specifically for graduate students.  You can read the full text of the Stanford policy here.

In a strong showing of support for Open Access, the policy was approved by the student body in a nearly unanimous vote, with more than 95% of votes cast in favor and 59% of students participating in the vote.  Juan will provide an introduction to the policy itself as well as the strategies and tactics he used to build support for the policy before it was put to a vote. The webcast should help equip students (and those interested in working with students) with the basics for replicating the Stanford graduate student open access policy on their campus.

To join the webcast, log on to at 12pm EST (9am PDT / 6pm CEST) on Tuesday, October 22nd.

Juan Pablo Alperin, Stanford School of Education

Juan Pablo Alperin is a doctoral student in the Stanford School of Education as well as a researcher and systems developer with the Public Knowledge Project. He holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Geography from the University of Waterloo, Canada. In the last five years, Juan has delivered workshops for journal editors all over Latin America with a focus on promoting Open Access to scholarship, has been an invited speaker at numerous international conferences on scholarly publishing, continues to work on the award-winning software Open Journal Systems (OJS), and was the lead developer on the recently released Open Monograph Press (OMP). While at Stanford, Juan is focused on understanding the effects of Open Access in Latin America, where over 90% of research is made freely available to the public.


Click here to view the slides for "The Next Generation of Open Access Policies" webcast.

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