Digital Science are delighted to be supporting the SARIMA Conference 2020 as a virtual exhibitor at their online event this summer.

We are also excited to be taking part in their chat session, The drive to Open Access Publishing – opportunities and challenges, which takes place on Wednesday 5 August from 1515-1540.  Join Daryl Naylor, our Sales Director for EMEA  who will be talking about Meeting Open Access Mandates at Global Institutions in Africa with Symplectic Elements.

Points for discussion in this session will be:

  • The costs of open access publishing are, of course, sometimes huge and this places another constraint on researchers in the developing world.
  • Some institutions in South Africa provide funding for researchers to publish in open access journals which are peer reviewed, published online and are freely available immediately after publishing. But this is not always possible. How do institutions, therefore, encourage and support Open Access publishing? Is it supported/encouraged?
  • Strategies to promote Open Access?
  • Barriers to Open Access Publishing?

You can view the full agenda here.