UCSD Linguist Active in OA Publishing Initiatives

Eric Bakovic, Associate Professor of Linguistics, has been active for several years in investigating open access issues, including the instiguation of an OA publishing platform for scholars in his field. At the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), held concurrently with the Modern Language Association  (MLA) last month in Boston, he co-organized a panel that included several big names in the Scholarly Communications field, including  Stuart Shieber, Director of Harvard’s Office for Scholarly Communication, and Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Scholarly Communication for the MLA, as well as editors of two OA journals in linguistics, Kai von Fintel (Semantics & Pragmatics) and Lindsay Whaley (Linguistic Discovery).  Bakovic himself spoke on a range of business models that might be used to support the expenses of OA publishing, and librarians from MIT and Boston University spoke on the role of institutional repositories and the implementation of  faculty-initiated OA  policies. For more information on the panel, the panelists, slides/texts/audio from their presentations, and more on LSA’s own efforts in OA publishing, click here.