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Wednesday, November 7 • 2:30pm - 3:10pm
Building a narrative for researchers around open research impact

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Around the world, we continue to see a proliferation in policy direction relating to open access and open research. Uptake of OA has continued to grow, with growing awareness from researchers about the benefits of open research. However, how researchers understand the impact of publishing openly – from articles to books and research data - is sketchy at best. A number of studies have attempted to understand how open research is increasing scholarly impact, predominantly from a bibliometric perspective. In this session we will provide a publisher, library, researcher and funder perspective on how and why we are working to increase understanding amongst researchers of the reach and impact of publishing open access articles, books and data.

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Rachel Borchardt

Associate Director, Research and Instructional Services, and Science Librarian, American University
Rachel Borchardt is the science librarian at American University. Her professional research focuses on the intersection of metrics and libraries, and she has written and presented on the topic in many venues, including a recent book publication titled Meaningful Metrics: A 21st-Century... Read More →
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Mithu Lucraft

Marketing Director, Outreach and Open Research, Springer Nature
Mithu Lucraft has worked in academic publishing since 2004. A passion for storytelling combined with a lasting commitment to scholarly communications has led her through a variety of Marketing and Communications roles, including at Oxford University Press, Sage Publishing and Palgrave... Read More →
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Sara Rouhi

Director of Engagement & Advocacy for Altmetric and Dimensions, Digital Science
Sara Rouhi is Director of Engagement & Advocacy for Dimensions with responsibility for education and outreach in the US and Canada for both Digital Science’s new Dimensions platform and Digital Science’s alternative metrics company, Altmetric. She... Read More →
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David Sommer

Product Director and Co-founder, Kudos
David is Product Director and Co-founder of Kudos - the award winning service for researchers, institutions and publishers to help maximise the impact of published work. David has over 20 years' of experience in the global publishing industry, having held senior technology and sales... Read More →