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Virginia Barbour

Affiliation Australasian Open Access Strategy Group and Queensland University of Technology

Dr Virginia Barbour is Director of the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group. Her advocacy for open access began at PLOS in 2004 as one of the three founding editors of PLOS Medicine. She became Medicine and Biology Editorial Director of PLOS in 2014.

She was Chair of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) from 2012-May 2017. She has participated in the development of reporting guidelines and in many other publishing and ethics initiatives, including the DORA International Advisory board.

She has part time appointments in the Office of Research Ethics and Integrity and Library at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.