This panel event times with the recent adoption of the University’s Open Access Policy. The panelists will make the connection between sharing knowledge through open access and improving health equity for society.
Panel highlights include:
How open access can work for faculty, including junior faculty, the misaligned incentives of academic promotion, and the move away from journal-level scientific impact factor as a way of assessing quality;
How medical journal access can empower patients with a life-threatening disease;
How open tools from the Open Access button to Unpaywall might help us advance open access efforts; and
The importance of academic research to low- and middle-income countries.