Do you understand what Open Access publishing can do for you?

On October 25, 2011 Lane Medical Library hosted a distinguished panel of experts from Stanford University and the Public Library of Science (PLOS) to discuss how Open Access publishing can significantly boost the visibility and impact of your research.

Watch the video of the highly educational and informative panel discussion to learn:

  • How publishing in OA journals will enhance the impact of your research
  • That the perception that OA journal peer-review processes are weak is a myth
  • The reality of impact factors for OA and non-OA journals
  • Alternatives for covering the costs of publishing your paper in an OA journal
  • Your rights as the author of an article in OA vs. traditional journals 



John Boothroyd John Boothroyd

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Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Associate Vice-Provost for Graduate Education, Stanford University (2008 - present); Senior Associate Dean for Research and Training, Stanford University School of Medicine (2002 - 2005); Chair, Dept. Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine (1999 - 2002).  Founding Section Editor for Parasitology in PLoS Pathogens and editor or editorial board member for several open- and non-open-source journals.


John Willinsky John Willinsky

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Khosla Family Professor of Education, Stanford University; a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. His most recent book, The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship (MIT Press, 2006) has won awards from the American Library Association and Computers and Composition: An International Journal. Examples of his work, including open source software designed to improve access and quality of research, are available at the  Public Knowledge Project which he directs.


Megan Hall Megan Hall

Associate Editor, PLOS (Public Library of Science).  Megan joined PLoS Biology in 2011, and is excited to support open access publishing and facilitate scientific communication. Megan received her PhD from UCLA for determining the role of subnuclear localization of a splicing factor and its target pre-mRNA on splicing during neuronal development. As a postdoc at SUNY Buffalo, she identified and biochemically characterized a suite of novel pre-mRNA capping enzymes and in a second postdoc position at UC Santa Cruz, she examined how global pre-mRNA splicing changes contribute to the early stages of muscle development. 


Lauren Schoenthaler Lauren Schoenthaler

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Senior University Counsel, Stanford University. Ms. Schoenthaler joined Stanford in 2001 and practices general university law, concentrating on student matters, copyright, privacy and dispute resolution. Prior to joining Stanford, Ms. Schoenthaler clerked for the Honorable A. Wallace Tashima, at both the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Central District of California. Ms. Schoenthaler has also served as a Deputy District Attorney for Santa Clara County. In the private sector, Ms. Schoenthaler was an associate of (now) Pillsbury Winthrop practicing primarily in the areas of antitrust, intellectual property and general litigation.


Arpi Siyahian Arpi Siyahian

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Arpi Siyahian is a postdoctoral fellow in the department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. She also functions as Lane Medical Library's Bioresearch Informationist. Dr. Siyahian has special interest in open access and open science enabling the free flow of scientific knowledge. She curates the Lane Library's Bioresearch Portal and regularly consults with Stanford researchers on experimental design and bioresearch tool selection.


Dick MillerDick Miller

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Director for Resource Management, Lane Medical Library. Dick Miller has been at Stanford since 1983. He has a special interest in Open Access due to the escalating costs for periodicals and the impact this has on Lane's ability to facilitate access to the best and most comprehensive array of biomedical resources for our users. He jointly maintains the open access content on Lane's website and is co-author of the book Putting XML to Work in the Library (2004).