The theme of this year’s Open Access Week, “Open in order to…,” was chosen by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) to serve as an invitation to answer the question of what concrete benefits can be realized by making scholarly outputs openly available.
With that in mind, we’ve asked various colleagues and publishing partners who play critical roles in Wiley’s open access portfolio and programs to complete the sentence for us.
Wiley is Open in order to: _______________.
Liz Ferguson, VP, Editorial Development: “Accelerate research.”
Qian (Kevin) Liu, Managing Editor, Thoracic Cancer: “Make valuable clinical medical information widely distributed among oncologists, especially those from low income countries.”
Dr. Maryann Martone, Editor-in-Chief, Brain and Behavior: “Harness all available human- and computational-power to solve society's challenges.”
Kristin McNealy, Director, Author Product Strategy & Operations: “Provide authors with choices about how to disseminate their findings.”
David Nicholson, VP, Society Business Development: “Support learned societies and associations in nurturing their disciplines and communities through the widest possible dissemination of research findings. Open Access is a great addition to the tools available to Wiley and its Society partners, and it has been great to see the success of new journals such as Physiological Reports, Ecology & Evolution, and Journal of the American Heart Association. In each case, researchers have ‘voted with their papers,’ seeing these new titles as great venues for their work.”
Dr. Kirsten Severing, Editor-in-Chief, Advanced Science: “Get your most important findings out to a broad community, without limitations.”
Natasha White, Director, Open Access Product Marketing: “Help increase the rate of research discovery in order to solve the world’s greatest challenges.”
Susan Wray, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief, Physiological Reports: “Raise the profile of physiology for the benefit of readers and authors.”
How would you complete that sentence? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.