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Peter Binfield, PeerJ Co-Founder, to Lecture on Open Access at Valley Library 10/25

As part of this year's Open Access Week activities Oct. 21-25, the OSU Libraries & Press is hosting a presentation by Dr. Peter Binfield on emerging Open Access models and Alt Metrics at 11-12:30 Friday Oct. 25 in the 2nd FL Valley Library Rotunda. Dr. Binfield is a physicist, Alt Metrics advocate, and co-founder of PeerJ, a new Open Access journal in Biological and Medical Sciences that employs innovative publishing and economic models as an alternative to article processing fees. Prior to his work with PeerJ, Binfield managed PLOS ONE, the largest Open Access journal in the world. This year's OSU Libraries & Press Open Access Hall of Fame inductees, Kevin Ahern, Marit Bovbjerg and Rich Carter, will also be awarded at the event.  

The lecture will be streamed live beginning at 11:15 am at: http://live.oregonstate.edu/.

This presentation should be of interest to authors and editors interested in the future of publishing, open access and new article-level impact measures. We hope you'll attend and we encourage you to pass word of the lecture along to faculty and students who might be interested in these topics.

Pete has worked in the academic publishing world for almost 20 years. Since gaining a PhD in Optical Physics, he has held positions at Institute of Physics, Kluwer Academic, Springer, SAGE and most recently the Public Library of Science (PLoS). At PLoS he ran PLoS ONE, and developed it into the largest and most innovative journal in the world. He is a respected authority in the academic publishing and Open Access worlds and has made numerous presentations to industry and academia. He is currently a member of the International Advisory Committee of the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE) as well as being on Board of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA). He is passionate about academic publishing and believes that publishing needs to be in service to the academic community to best facilitate the rapid and broad dissemination of research findings.

PeerJ is a new open access publisher, co-founded by executives from Mendeley and PLOS ONE, which provides authors with high quality open access publication at dramatically lower prices than has previously been possible. PeerJ launched in June 2012 and has been publishing articles since February 2013. It has been named as one of the Top 10 “Educational Technology Innovators of 2013” by the Chronicle of Higher Education, and as the “Publishing Innovation of 2013” by the Association of Learned and Professional Scholarly Publishers. The company publishes PeerJ (a peer-reviewed journal indexed in PubMed, PMC, Scopus etc) and PeerJ PrePrints (a pre-print server akin to the arXiv).  PeerJ has a large Editorial Board., including 5 Nobel Laureates, and has published some 200 articles since launch.

Posted - October 15, 2013