Webinar: Open science developments every author needs to know - Live panel discussion

Open science developments every author needs to know - Live panel discussion

What the live panel discussion is about

For a while now, the scholarly publishing community has been talking about Open Science and you may have heard about how the “open” concept helps nurture scientific development. But what does Open Science really mean and how is it relevant to you as an author? Also, what are some of the most important discussions around Open Science that you need to be aware of? What can you, as an author, do to make science more “open”? To seek answers to these questions and to learn why developments in Open Science matter to you, join our panel discussion on October 25, 2018, at 10 am EDT.

Register for the panel discussion organized by Editage with knowledge partners Kudos, FOSTER, and EIFL to explore various aspects of Open Access—mandates, accessibility, platforms, and new formats.

Date and Time: October 25, 2018, 10 AM EDT


Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager

Iryna Kuchma is the Open Access Programme Manager for EIFL. She coordinates training activities in the two pan-European projects - OpenAIRE (Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe) and FOSTER (Fostering the practical implementation of Open Science in Horizon 2020 and beyond). Iryna is also a member of Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Advisory Board, DSpace Community Advisory Team (DCAT) and the NDLTD (Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations) Board of Directors. In 2013, Iryna received the Electronic Publishing Trust (EPT) for Development Annual Award, in recognition of her ‘efforts in the furtherance of open access to scholarly publications in the developing and emerging countries’.    

Description of Iryna’s session:

Iryna will provide an overview of the recent open science developments in Europe and present free online FOSTER training courses that put open science into the practice of researchers in life sciences, social sciences, and humanities. 


Helene Brinken, University of Göttingen, FOSTER project officer

With a background in information science, Helene Brinken is project officer at the University of Göttingen in Germany. She works for two EU-funded projects, FOSTER (Fostering the practical implementation of Open Science in H2020 and beyond) and FIT4RRI (Fostering improved training tools for responsible research and innovation). In both projects, she is responsible for outreach and dissemination activities. Also, she is creating new training materials and coordinates its production, e.g. the Open Science Training Handbook.

Description of Helene’s session:

Helene will introduce you to the Open Science Training Handbook, which is a guide on how to spread the word about Open Science, and was created in the frame of FOSTER Plus to support Open Science advocates around the globe.


Satyajit Rout, Head, Research Communication Services, Editage

Satyajit Rout has spent several years helping authors, especially those for whom English is a second language, get published in scientific journals. More recently, he has been working with scientists globally to help communicate their academic output beyond the point of publication. He currently heads the Research Communication portfolio at Editage, where he works on new ways to deliver the scientific message to peers, policymakers, and the public.

Description of Satyajit’s session:

The open in Open Science stands for transparency and accessibility. Yet the impact of scientific transparency and accessibility is only truly felt when the content made available is conveniently digestible. As content consumption habits evolve globally (from print to digital, from journal to social), how can researchers have an engaging conversation with both core and wider audiences? In this session, Satyajit will talk about content strategies to help meet the goals of impact and engagement.


Melinda Kenneway, Executive Director, Kudos

Melinda Kenneway has worked in the scholarly communications industry for over twenty-five years and is passionate about supporting change that helps make research more accessible and effective. After completing a degree in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford, she began her career in academic publishing working at Oxford University Press for 13 years, gaining a Board-level position as Global Marketing Director for the Journals Division. In 2004 she founded TBI Communications, a specialist marketing agency serving academic publishers, societies, and libraries. In 2013, she co-founded Kudos - a web-based platform that supports the research community in optimizing the dissemination and impact of research. Melinda is a member of Council and Marketing Chair for the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers.

Description of Melinda’s session:

Open Science is bringing huge changes to the accessibility of research, but at the same time, this creates challenges for research users – other academics, policy maker, educators, industry and the public – as the volume of available information spirals ever-upwards. In this new open landscape, search engines can only do so much to help connect readers with research content most relevant for them. Effective science communication is becoming more critical, and now tools and services are emerging that enable researchers to take more direct control of the visibility of their work and build on the opportunities that Open Science presents for engaging a much broader range of stakeholders. In this brief presentation, Melinda will outline trends in science communication and give some tips for how researchers can take steps to dramatically increase the reach and readership for their work.

Meet the moderator

Clarinda Cerejo — Editor-in-Chief, Editage Insights; Associate Vice President, Scholarly Communication, Editage

Default Alt textClarinda aims to gain an in-depth understanding of the academic publishing industry to help authors get published by educating them about good publication practices and evolving trends. Her work involves conducting research and engaging in scholarly communication through academic papers, blog posts, and opinion articles. She has published several research and opinion articles on key issues in academic publishing; her publications can be found in the journals Learned Publishing, European Science Editing, and Science Editor. She has attended many industry conferences, where she has presented research posters and conducted workshops and seminars for journal editors. She has also co-authored a book on common errors in academic writing; the book was published in Japanese by the Japan Times earlier this year and it became a bestseller on Amazon Japan. She is passionate about bridging the gap between authors and editors and helping editors understand the challenges authors face. Details about her publications are available on her ORCID profile: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3161-6951


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