Open Access and bibliodiversity in Irish scholarly publishing, 26 August 2021

Date: Thursday 26 August 2021, 11:00am-12:40pm IST
Location: Zoom
Organisers: NORF

As part of developing a National Action Plan for open research, Ireland’s National Open Research Forum (NORF) is consulting with stakeholder groups to better understand requirements and support for transitioning to Open Access models of dissemination. NORF will hold a workshop with Irish academic publishers and other stakeholders to explore publishing practices across disciplines as well as models and infrastructure for Open Access publishing. Featuring a presentation on good practice from international peers as well as a panel discussion with Irish scholarly publishers, the workshop aims to explore how to move Irish academic publishing practice towards an inclusive and sustainable OA publishing landscape.

The workshop will begin with a brief presentation by Sami Syrjämäki (Head of Publishing) and Janne Pölönen (Head of Planning) from the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies on their work to support Finnish scholarly publishers.

This will be followed by a panel discussion of the challenges and opportunities faced by scholarly publishers in Ireland, with contributions from:

The presentation and panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session.

The purpose of this workshop is to obtain a more detailed overview of practices of scholarly publishing in Ireland, focusing on the areas of OA infrastructure, sustainability and policy. The discussions will contribute to a policy brief being developed by NORF on support for diverse publishing practices (bibliodiversity) in the Irish landscape.

Download an event report (pdf) summarising the presentations and discussions. 

Presentation slides
Federation of Finnish Learned Societies and learned publishing: 
Label for peer-reviewed scholarly publications, DOAJ-TSV-pilot and the Helsinki Initiative on multilingualism in scholarly communication: