The Impact of Open Access Publishing on Researchers: Benefits & Pitfalls

By eContent Pro on Oct 4, 2023
Hosted by: eContent Pro with special guests from IGI Global
Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. EST

In an era marked by rapid technological advancements and evolving academic publishing trends, eContent Pro has consistently strived to remain at the forefront of supporting researchers, scholars, and institutions in their pursuit of disseminating knowledge effectively and efficiently.

Open access publishing has emerged as a transformative force in the academic world, reshaping how research is shared, accessed, and utilized. As a leading editorial services provider, we recognize the critical importance of staying informed about these changes and facilitating meaningful discussions around them.

Our commitment to serving the academic community extends beyond our core services, and we believe in fostering a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities posed by open access publishing. During this webinar, we aimed to provide a platform for dialogue, insight, and collaboration among researchers, educators, publishers, and all stakeholders interested in the future of academic publishing. We explored the dynamic landscape of open access publishing and discussed its potential benefits and pitfalls. We shed light on the implications for researchers, helping them navigate this evolving terrain and make informed decisions about how to disseminate their work.

Please view the recorded webinar below:

Featured Panelists

Dr. Kristine Blair, Duquesne University, USA
Dr. Kristine L. Blair is Professor of English and Dean of the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. The author and editor of nearly 100 publications on gender and technology, online learning, digital pedagogies, and graduate education, Dr. Blair currently serves as the editor of the international journal Computers and Composition.

Dr. Richard Ennals, Kingston University, UK
Dr. Richard Ennals is Emeritus Professor at Kingston University, UK, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Agder, Norway, and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He is Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Workplace Innovation (EJWI), Co-Editor of the International Journal of Action Research (IJAR), Editorial Advisory Board member of Artificial Intelligence and Society: Knowledge, Culture, Communication (AIS), and Honorary Advisor of European Workplace Innovation Network (EUWIN).

Dr. Rita Yi Man Li, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, China
Dr. Rita Yi Man Li currently serves as an Associate Professor at Hong Kong Shue Yan University (HKSYU). Apart from acting as the founding Editor-in-Chief of two journals, she is also an invited editorial board member of Humanities & Social Sciences Communications and an invited Associate Editor of Buildings, PeerJ - the Journal of Life & Environmental Sciences, Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity, PLOS One, Smart Cities, and Civil Engineering Journal.

Dr. Daniel Stockemer, University of Ottawa, Canada
Dr. Daniel Stockemer is Konrad Adenauer Research Chair in Empirical Democracy Studies and Full Professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. Since becoming a professor in 2010, Dr. Stockemer has several editorial commitments. He is editor of the International Political Science Review (IPSR), the flagship journal of the International Political Science Association (IPSA), and editor of the Springer Series in Electoral Politics.

Dr. Xiaobo Yang, Oshkosh Corporation, USA
Dr. Xiaobo Yang, an SAE and ASME Fellow and the Senior Chief Principal Engineer at Oshkosh Corporation, has over 25 years of research and development experience in the automotive industry. He is the recipient of several SAE awards and currently serves as an Associate Editor of SAE and ASME journals and as the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Vehicle Performance.

Dr. Molly Zhou, Dalton State College, USA
Dr. Molly Zhou is a faculty member at Dalton State College. Her research interests are education, culture and diversity, technology, assessment, and teacher preparation. Dr. Zhou received her bachelor’s degree in English and her master’s degree in Educational Administration. Dr. Zhou continued further studies in curriculum studies, and she earned her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of West Florida.

Webinar Host

eContent Pro offers high-quality end-to-end editorial and publishing services, ensuring seamless workflows through the eContent Pro Business Enterprise Management System (BEMS), fast turnaround times, competitive pricing, and exceptional customer service. Since 1994, we have supported commercial publishers, university/library presses, organizations, and societies by streamlining their publishing workflow with innovative publishing solutions.

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