Open Access: why, how and for whom? Presentations and discussion 21 June

Published on
May 30, 2016

Wageningen Young Academy and Wageningen UR Library organize 'Open Access: why, how and for whom?' Presentations and discussion on Tuesday 21 June 2016 from 2 pm - 4:30 pm at the Zodiac Building, room C0085.

Open Access publishing is the topic of a heated debate. Some see it as the only way forward, others worry about quality control and costs. But what is it? What are the pros and cons of Open Access publishing? And who will benefit from Open Access?

You are invited to join the discussion between policy makers, staff members and PhD candidates and find out. With contributions by:

Keynote speaker

prof. Gerard Meijer, President of the executive board at Radboud University Nijmegen

Opening and introduction

dr. Tijs Breukink, Board Member of the Executive Board at Wageningen UR

Venue: Zodiac building, room C0085.

If you would like to attend, please fill in the registration form.


14.00-14.30 Welcome by Board Member Wageningen UR Tijs Breukink and introduction to the programme
14.30-15.00 Keynote on the VSNU viewpoint on Open Access publishing and related data: Prof. Gerard Meijer, President of the Executive Board of Radboud University
15.00-16.00 Four different viewpoints on the pros and cons of Open Access publishing
-Chair group holder: Marcel Dicke, Spinoza Prize Laureate
-Editor Open Access Journal Ecology and Society: Kasper Kok
-Assistant Professor in Tenure Track: Maria Forlenza
-PhD candidate on behalf of the Wageningen PhD platform: Jochem Jonkman
16.00-16.30 Debate
16.30 Informal meeting with drinks

A meeting for PhD candidates, postdocs and scientific staff of Wageningen UR on Open Access publishing and related research data. Using a combination of introductions, presentations and debate, scientists from different career stages will discuss the pros and cons, pitfalls and opportunities of Open Access publishing for Wageningen UR with the audience. The debate is fuelled with propositions (also part of the registration process) and voting by the audience.