Publishing open access

About this video

The rapid transformation of the publishing environment and the increasing demand for open access publishing highlights the opportunities this metamorphosis brings to academia and the research community. Yet, with questions regarding choosing the appropriate OA journal, rights of an OA author and different models of OA publishing becoming more prominent, having accurate information is essential to understanding the journey of your article.

In this webinar, experts, both from the publishing and the editorial side, discuss the main elements authors should consider when publishing open access. Zoë Mullan, editor of open access journal, the Lancet Global Health and Lydia Tacx, Director of Open Access Enablement Journal Indexation, speak about how to choose the right OA journal for your article, how open access publishing works, the rights and opportunities for OA authors and a lot more, while addressing the importance of publishing open access.

You will gain both behind the scenes insights into open access from the publishers’ and editorial side, while understanding how you as an author can create impact with your research.

About the presenters

Zoë Mullan

Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet Global Health, UK

Zoë is an Ex-Officio Board Member of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health and an International Advisory Board member of Sun-Yat Sen Global Health Institute, Guangzhou, China. Between 2013 and 2017 she was a Council Member and Trustee of the Committee on Publication Ethics. She trained in Biochemistry at the University of Bath, UK, before joining the publishing industry in 1997 as a Scientific Information Officer with CABI. She moved to The Lancet in 1999, where she has worked since, variously as a technical editor, section editor, editorial lead for several global health Series and Special Issues, and founding editor of The Lancet Global Health.

Lydia Tacx

Director Open Access Enablement Journal Indexation

Lydia is the Director of Open Access Enablement Journal Indexation at Elsevier. She is responsible for establishing and maintaining internal processes and policies around open access and communicating these to the research community. She recently launched an e-commerce author engagement tool to communicate effectively with authors about our publishing options, as well as with funders and institutes in terms of relevant racking metrics.

Lydia studied at the College of Journalism and holds a master’s degree in History and an International Executive MBA. Before she joined Elsevier in 2011 she worked as a journalist, publisher and product developer for Reed Business and the Dutch roadside assistance company ANWB.