International Open Access Week 2022
WEBINAR SERIES HELD OCT. 24 - 28, 2022
NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND
ACS Publications held an exciting series of webinars and virtual events in celebration of Open Access Week, October 24-28, 2022. International Open Access Week 2022 brought together researchers, funders, institutions, librarians, publishers, and open access advocates in a week-long webinar series. Registrants can view the on-demand webinar recordings and learn about the latest developments in open access publishing from speakers at every stage in the academic publishing community.

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Monday, October 24, 2022
Mythbusting Open Access in the Chemical Sciences
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT / 15:00 PM - 16:00 PM BST

Open access is an important part of reaching the widest possible audience with your research, but you may have heard conflicting information about the process and the benefits for choosing open access. This session aims to provide researchers with a primer on the differences between open access and subscription-based journals, and information that dispels some of the enduring myths surrounding OA.

  • Sybille Geisenheyner, Director, Open Access Strategy & Licensing, American Chemical Society View Bio
  • Prof. Lynn Kamerlin, Chair in Molecular Design, Georgia Tech View Bio
  • Dr. Laura Fisher, Executive Editor, RSC Advances, Royal Society of Chemistry View Bio
The Role of Institutions in Fostering a Climate of Open Science
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT / 16:00 PM - 17:00 PM BST
Co-Sponsored by the ACS Division of Chemical Information

Open science is about more than just open access. This session looks at the various pillars of open science - including open data and open peer review - with presentations from a variety of speakers on how institutions are fostering a climate of open science in their research communities.

  • Angie Hunter, Development Editor, American Chemical Society View Bio
  • Prof. Gemma Solomon, Professor, University of Copenhagen View Bio
  • Chris Banks, FRSA, Director of Library Services, Imperial College London View Bio
  • Dr. Ye Li, Librarian for Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, MIT Libraries View Bio

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Understanding Copyright for Researchers
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT / 17:00 PM - 18:00 PM BST

Do you know your BYs from your BY-NC-NDs? Choosing a copyright license for your work can be tricky, especially when your institution or license funder may have particular rules that they expect you to follow. This session provides a brief overview of the common license types you’ll encounter when publishing your work open access; highlights when, where, and why these licenses might be used; and provides you with tools to identify how you can comply with institutional and funder mandates.

  • Sybille Geisenheyner, Director, Open Access Strategy & Licensing, American Chemical Society View Bio
  • Eric Slater, Senior Manager, Copyright, American Chemical Society View Bio
  • Roy Kaufman, Managing Director, Business Development, Copyright Clearance Center View Bio

Thursday, October 27, 2022
Open Access for Early Career Researchers
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM EDT / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BST

Publishing open access for the first time can be a whirlwind for early career researchers. There’s a lot to consider, from identifying the best OA journal for your research through to compliance with any requirements set in place by your research institution or funder. This session provides a brief overview of the open access publishing process from start to finish, led by an experienced researcher.

  • Dr. Greco Gonzalez Miera, Managing Editor, American Chemical Society View Bio
  • Prof. Sabine Flitsch, Chair in Chemical Biology, Manchester Institute of Biotechnology View Bio

Friday, October 28, 2022
Preprints in Chemistry - Now and Next
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT / 15:00 PM - 16:00 PM BST

Compared to other fields of research, chemistry has been relatively slow to adopt preprints - but the significant growth in the number of articles posted to ChemRxiv over the past five years indicates that attitudes are changing. This session looks at how ChemRxiv has grown and new developments that will benefit researchers and institutions alike.

  • Dr. Ben Mudrak, Senior Product Manager, ChemRxiv, American Chemical Society View Bio
  • Dr. Neil Hammond, Open Access Publisher, Royal Society of Chemistry View Bio
  • Dr. Lynn Kamerlin, Chair in Molecular Design, Georgia Tech View Bio
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfram Koch, Executive Director, GDCh View Bio
The OSTP Memo and its Impact on Chemistry
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT / 16:00 PM - 17:00 PM BST
Co-Sponsored by the ACS Division of Chemical Information

The OSTP ‘Nelson Memo’ sets an ambitious goal for research funders in the US: ensure free and immediate access to all grantees’ published research, beginning no later than January 1 2026. The implications of the memo are wide-ranging and will significantly impact all chemistry researchers in the United States.
This session brings together diverse viewpoints to discuss how the OSTP memo, the ensuing funder mandates, and publishers’ responses will shape the future of chemistry publishing.

  • Dr. Jim Milne, President, ACS Publications, American Chemical Society View Bio
  • Dr. Michele Avissar-Whiting, Program Manager for Open Science Strategy, HHMI View Bio
  • Dr. Yulia Sevryugina, Chemistry Librarian, University of Michigan View Bio   
  • Dr. Jessica Tucker, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Science Policy, National Institutes of Health View Bio

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