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Open Access Week 2018 Mini-Conference

Open Access Week 2018 Mini-Conference

Join us on Wednesday, October 24th for a mini-conference celebrating Open Access Week 2018. We will hear from experts in the field and learn about the impact and future of open access publishing within the health sciences field. We will also discuss how to navigate through the journal selection process so you can confidently publish your own research in an open access journal.


Annenberg, 5th Floor, Main Conference Room

1:00-2:00: Brooke LaFlamme, Chief Editor, Nature Communications Biology

2:00-2:15: Coffee Break

2:15-3:3:15: Brian Hole, Ubiquity Publishing

3:15-4:00: Gali Halevi: How to Choose the Right Journal



Brian Hole is the Founder and CEO of Ubiquity Press. He started the company in order to help drive open access forward by supporting university-led publishing, and they currently support over 30 university presses and 500 journals. Prior to this he worked at the British Library and Elsevier, and he has a PhD in archaeology from University College London.


Brooke LaFlamme joined the editorial team at Nature Genetics in 2013 and is currently Chief Editor of Communications Biology. Her duties at the journal include development of the journal’s editorial strategy, choosing manuscripts for peer review and overseeing the peer review process. She received her PhD from Cornell University where she studied Drosophila seminal fluid proteins with Prof. Mariana Wolfner. Brooke conducted her postdoctoral work in stem cell biology with Dr. Shuibing Chen at Weill Cornell Medical College.


Gali Halevi is the Associate Dean of Libraries and Information Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and an assistant professor at the department of medicine and medical education. Before joining Mount Sinai Gali Halevi was responsible for the development of research evaluation and metrics tools for Elsevier’s leading products and was the director of research evaluation metrics development programs. Gali received her Master’s degree in Library & Information Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and her PhD in Information Science from Long Island University in New York.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Annenberg, 5th Floor, Main Conference Room
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