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Going Open Access: An Editorial Perspective (Online)

March 6, 2023 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

hosted by shift+OPEN

Learn more about the process of flipping a journal to open access. Join us for a webinar with the editors of Quantitative Science Studies as they share what the process was like, what they wish they’d known before they started on this process, and how open access publishing has benefited their journal.

QSS is the official open access journal of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics. It publishes peer-reviewed, theoretical and empirical research on science and the scientific workforce. The MIT Press worked with the editorial board and office of QSS to flip the journal from the traditionally published Journal of Informetrics in 2019.


Vincent Larivière, incoming editor-in-chief, Quantitative Science Studies, is full professor of information science at the École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information, l’Université de Montréal, where he teaches research methods and bibliometrics.

Nick Lindsay has worked for the MIT Press since 2008 where he leads both the journals division and the Press’ open access efforts. He’s focused on developing new titles and business models to support the Press and has worked extensively with scholarly societies, university departments, and others on innovative journal projectsapid Reviews: COVID-19.

Ludo Waltman, outgoing editor-in-chief, Quantitative Science Studies, is professor of Quantitative Science Studies and deputy director at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University. Ludo leads the Quantitative Science Studies (QSS) research group at CWTS.