“Open Access and academic social networks can ensure greater access to research results”Name: Laurent Carraro
Institution: Arts et Métiers ParisTech
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An interview with Laurent Carraro on 11 January 2016
What got you originally interested in Open Access?
What Open Access activities are you currently involved in?
Why, in your opinion, do we need Open Access to research?
“Open Access stands for democracy: it is essential that the whole of society has free access to information in a time where the societal impact of research is more and more important.”
Secondly, Open Access can improve the overall efficiency of our research system, where many innovations happen when researchers from different fields work together. Open Access allows us to switch from the logic of one specific knowledge chain to a much broader logic. This allows for broader dissemination, one that goes beyond the original communities, encouraging knowledge transfer from one sector to another that creates new value.
Can Open Access have a positive effect on research careers?
What can scholars and/or administration do to promote Openness to research?
“Mandatory deposit in an institutional repository allows an institution to demonstrate its commitment to promoting Open Access.”
Researchers are involved in their institutions, and one of the contributions they make is their publications. Authors should make a habit of depositing their publications once their articles have been accepted to a journal. Researchers and their institutions should formally recognise that this deposit is part of the publishing process
What are the challenges with advocating Open Access?
What still needs to be done to get more Open Access to research?
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