I am posting this because I will be chairing a session this up coming weekend at Science Online 2010 on "Open Access" publishing.
And I would love input from everyone/anyone out there on what might be worth discussion at this session. Possible topics include
- why open and free are not the same thing
- open access mandates
- financial aspects of OA
- educational uses of OA literature
- things that are slowing the inevitable spread of OA publishing
I am perhaps most interested these days in the last two on that list. For example - it seems that OA publishing would spread even faster if we did not have some very conservative styles of tenure, promotion, hiring and grant review processes.
If anyone has some pressing topics that you think are worth bringing up in a discussion of OA publishing, please post them here.