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January 19, 2007

Editor of Open Access Scholarly Journal to Speak

Henry Hagedorn, editor of the open access journal, Journal of Insect Science, will present a talk entitled "Open Access: The revolution in academic publishing".

Where/When:
Monday, January 29th, 4:00 PM, Room B102, Chemical & Life Sciences Building, 601 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL.

In 2000 Hagedorn resigned as editor of the Archives of Insect Biochemistry & Physiology in order to launch the open access Journal of Insect Science. He recently retired from the University of Arizona, but continues to serve as editor of the Journal which is now supported in part by his new home base at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

In an open letter published in the Journal of Insect Science, Hagedorn explains his motivation in starting the new journal in an open access mode.

Please note that the University of Illinois's Library Online Research Resources (ORR) lists three instances of the Journal of Insect Science: BioOne, from the Directory of Open Access Journals [DOAJ], and from PubMed Central. You may also access it by going directly to the Journal's home page, http://insectscience.org/.

The University also still has access to the journal from which Hagedorn resigned in protest, Archives of insect biochemistry and physiology, which is published by Wiley. It appears that both journals are publishing about the same number of articles / year.

Several University of Illinois entomology professors are associated with the Journal of Insect Science: May Berenbaum is on the Advisory Board while Hugh Robertson and Gene Robinson are serving on the Editorial Board.

Posted by Katie Newman at January 19, 2007 1:08 PM