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Open Access Publishing and Medical Physics


R Keyes

W Hendee
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M Kahn

M Mills

R Keyes1*, W Hendee2*, M Kahn3*, M Mills4*, (1) Albuquerque, NM, (2) Rochester, MN, (3) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, (4) James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Louisville, KY

WE-D-137-1 Wednesday 11:30AM - 12:30PM Room: 137

Open access, or no fee access, to journal articles has been gaining wider adoption in the scientific and scholarly communities. The medical physics community is no exception, with many of the journals dedicated to medical physics topics now having specific policies enabling open access. The advantages of open access to scholars, researchers, and other "users" of articles are many, but the topic is not without controversy or complexity.

As open access becomes more prevalent, it is important for our community to understand the concepts of open access and the context in which it has come about. Changing regulations by funding agencies, shifts in the attitudes of authors, budgetary considerations, and the interests of journals and societies all play important roles.

The speakers in this session will provide background information on open access as well their perspectives on how open access fits into the medical physics landscape and the larger world of scholarly publishing.

Learning objectives:
1. Understand the basic concepts and definitions in open access publishing.
2. Understand the current state of open access in medical physics.
3. Understand the perspective of different stakeholders in open access publishing.

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