ACM Web Science 2013, May 2-4th in Paris

Speaker Profile: Richard Fyson

April 14, 2013
by Lisa Harris

Richard is a PhD student at the University of Southampton. He studied computer science at Southampton before moving on to Web Science in order to familiarise himself with a range of new disciplines.

Richard’s paper, “AltOA: A Framework for Dissemination Through Disintermediation” endeavours to provide a new approach on the issues that concern scholarly communication, moving beyond  some of the problems addressed by the traditional Open Access flavours. By examining the publishing ecosystem from the perspective of a number of key stakeholders, the paper makes a number of recommendations, principally that of elevating the role of the researcher in dissemination and adjusting the nature of those intermediaries that are the publishers. This in turn leads to new methods for presenting findings, recognising researchers for their contributions to their academic communities and measuring impact.

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