Evaluating the impact of Open Access publications is of key importance, whether for funding or demonstrating the real significance of published work. It is standard practice for publishers to audit metrics relating to paid content, but with OA the situation is more complex. Quantifying download metrics may be straightforward, but judging what these mean in terms of readership, (re)usage and sharing is much harder. There may be citation advantages with OA articles, but how can we tell? How can real impact factors and success criteria be evaluated?

This exploratory and reflective session will consist of a short self-introduction by each panellist followed by a brief introduction to the main issues. The audience will then be invited to work in pairs to prepare questions for the panelists, which will be asked alongside some prepared topics

Moderator: Fiona Carr, Ingenta, Inc Twitter Handle: weareingenta


Patricia Feeney, Crossref

Patricia oversees product support at Crossref and helps maintain and improve core services. During her 10 year career at Crossref shes helped thousands of publishers understand how to record and distribute metadata for millions of scholarly items. Shes also worked in various scholarly publishing roles and as systems librarian and cataloger. Twitter Handle: CrossrefOrg

Daniella Lowenberg, University of California Curation Center

Daniella has a background in Microbiology and has researched and published on antibiotic resistance at San Francisco Public Health as well as pharmacogenomics pathways for chemotherapy agents at Stanford. Daniella spent over three years as a Publications Manager at PLOS ONE where she implemented and oversaw the PLOS Data Policy as well as ran journal operations. Daniella is currently at the University of California Curation Center (UC3) within the California Digital Library at the Office of the UC President as a Research Data Specialist / Dash Product Manager. She focuses on building adoption and awareness of data publication tools (Dash) as well as leading cross-organizational efforts in promoting data metrics for the Making Data Count project with DataCite and DataONE. Twitter Handle: CalDigLib

Eric Archambault, Science Metrix

An expert in science policy and a seasoned bibliometrician, Dr. Archambault has more than 20 years of experience conducting and managing S&T evaluation and bibliometric studies for Canadian and international governmental organizations, as well as for clients in the academic, not-for-profit and private sectors. Dr. Archambault is a vocal advocate of open access scientific publishing and is a member of the Canadian, American and European evaluation societies. He is a renowned researcher and practitioner in scientometrics, a member of the editorial board of the journal Scientometrics, and a lifetime member of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI). Twitter Handle: WeAre1Science

Lucy Montgomery, Curtin University

Prof Montgomery is also Director of KU Research: the research-focussed arm of the larger Knowledge Unlatched Open Access (OA) initiative. Prof. Montgomery was a key member of the small team responsible for establishing Knowledge Unlatched: developing and successfully piloting a globally coordinated, collaborative model for enabling OA for specialist scholarly publications at scale. As Director of KU Research Prof. Montgomery is leading a program of critical work: working with platforms, partners, publishers, libraries and intermediaries and drawing on large-scale data to explore how OA books are used and shared. Twitter Handle: LucyMontgomery

Concurrent 3D: Degrees of Open-ness: Challenges and Solutions in the Analysis of Open Access Metrics takes place at SSP, at the Waterfront Hotel, Boston, Thursday June 1st from 4pm to 5:30pm, at other times during SSP Fiona can be found at the Ingenta stand #213AIf you can’t make it to Boston, please feel free to contact Fiona directly.


Come and see Ingenta & PCG at SSP 2017

Booth #213A and #211B

Wed 31st May

12:30 – 3:30pm

Pre-Meeting Seminar 4:

Innovation in Scholarly Book Publishing: What Have We Achieved and What More Is Needed?


Melissanne Scheld



Thu 1st June

10:30 – 12pm

Concurrent 1C:

Changes in Academic Book Publishing Models… – what’s working, what’s not and what’s next”


Melissanne Scheld



Thu 1st June

4pm – 5:30

Concurrent 3D:

Degrees of Open-ness: Challenges and Solutions in the Analysis of Open Access Metrics

Fiona Carr