Open Impacts

  • Jean-Gabriel Bankier President, bepress
  • John Dove Library and Publishing Consultant
  • Jason Hoyt CEO, PeerJ
  • Rebecca Kennison Publishing Consultant, KN Consultants
  • Natalia Manola Director, OpenAIRE
  • Trevor Owens Senior Program Officer, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
  • Christoper Thomas Administrator, Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC), US Department of Defense
  • Jack Schultz Director, Christopher S. Bond Life Science Center, University of Missouri
  • Neil Thakur Special Assistant to the Deputy Director for Extramural Research, NIH, and program manager for the NIH Public Access Policy


How fast is open access growing? Is this fast enough? Why or why not? What are the impacts of currently evolving open systems? For instance, are overall costs being reduced for scholarly libraries? Is global access to scholarly information increasing? What about in the Global South? What is the impact in this region of increasing adoption of the author-pays system?