[Open Access Interview] Margaux Larre-Perez – Young Researchers & Open Access: We Can Change the System Together!

The future of open access depends on today’s young researchers

By Abby Tabor | Science Journalist at MyScienceWork

While studying for her PhD in cognitive sciences, Margaux Larre-Perez found herself in quite a predicament when her university could no longer pay for subscriptions to certain journals. She thinks researchers at the beginning of their career hold the key to bringing about real change in scientific publishing. In this short video, she explains how, with feeling.

 

Margaux Larre-Perez, is convinced of one thing: young researchers hold the key to bringing more open practices to the sciences. In this video, she describes the predicament she found herself in when, as a grad student at the University of Paris Descartes and École normale supérieure, her university could no longer pay for subscriptions to certain journals. Currently a postdoc in cognitive psychology at the University of Victoria in Canada, Margaux believes researchers at the beginning of their career have the power to bring about real change in scientific publishing. Here’s how:

 

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Watch the other videos in this series:

Pablo Rauzy: Open access helps improve your research and increase your visibility

Salma Mesmoudi: Budgets have limits. Science and ideas do not.

Francesca Musiani: Change the Model, with Open Access Publishing

 

It’s that time of year again: International Open Access Week has begun!  OA Week 2015 runs from October 19-25 with a whole series of events on open access happening worldwide. Make sure you don't miss the ones near you - check the full list on the Open Access Week website: http://www.openaccessweek.org/events. You can follow the discussions on Twitter, too, with the hashtags #OAW and #OAW15.

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