Last Chance to Register for UCL Open Access Conference

Posted on October 08, 2015 by UCL Press

The 2015 UCL Open Access Conference is two weeks away, and tickets are going fast. We have a limited number of tickets still available for this unique event; due to the level of interest, we predict that these will be fully assigned in the coming days. 

If you'd like to ensure that you can join us for this free event, register at

21 October 2-5pm plus drinks reception at Woburn House, 20 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HQ

Join us at UCL for an afternoon event to discuss the current Open Access publishing landscape, and the variety of publishing models that are emerging. The speakers represent different options for Open Access publishing:

  • Dr Alma Swan, scholarly communications consultant and former Director of European Advocacy for SPARC, has undertaken major projects investigating Open Access and provides a Europe-wide perspective
  • Dr Martin Paul Eve, senior lecturer in Literature, Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London, and a founder of the Open Library of Humanities, an Open Access journal platform funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Rosalind Pyne, Research and Development Manager for Open Research, Springer Nature Group, offers her views on how commercial publishers are supporting Open Access initiatives
  • Lara Speicher, Publishing Manager, UCL Press, describes the motives behind setting up UCL Press, the first fully OA university press in the UK, and its plans for the future.

The event will be chaired by Professor Cheryl Thomas, Professor of Judicial Studies and Vice Dean (Research), UCL Faculty of Laws, who serves as Chair of the UCL Open Access Academic Advisory Group. It will be introduced by Dr Paul Ayris, Director of UCL Library Services and CEO of UCL Press.

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