Open Access: why, how and for whom?

Published on
May 12, 2016

Wageningen Young Academy and Wageningen UR Library organise “Open Access: why, how and for whom?”

Tuesday 21 June 2016 from 14:00-16:30 (Drinks afterwards) at the Zodiac Building, room C0085

Open Access in 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? Join the discussion between policy makers, staff members and PhD candidates and find out. With confirmed contributions by:

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


14.00-14.30 Welcome by Rector Wageningen University Arthur Mol 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 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.

Registration form: