How accessible are research papers on major global challenges? In this presentation, Larivière explores the quantity of public Open Access research on both COVID-19 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Larivière and his team discovered that nearly 80 percent of COVID-19 research papers published between January 2020 and December 2021 were Open Access, while only 56 percent of the SDG papers fell under this category. Meanwhile, research papers on the climate emergency had the second-lowest level of Open Access at just 55.5 percent. Larivière emphasizes the ongoing need for initiatives that promote Open Access publishing, as they play a crucial role in facilitating scientific research and technological advancements aimed at tackling global challenges.
Join us live on Zoom for the chance to have your questions personally answered by Vincent Larivière during the Q&A session. The webinar is streamed Wednesday, 25 October at 11:00-12:00 (Chile time) and conducted in English. Register here.
About the speaker:
Vincent Larivière holds the UNESCO Chair on Open Science at the University of Montréal, where he is Professor of Information Science and Associate Vice-President (Planning and Communications). He is also the Scientific Director of the Érudit journal platform and Associate Scientific Director of the Observatoire des Sciences et des Technologies (OST). His research focuses on science policy, scholarly publishing, and diversity and equity in science.