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cOAlition S Appoints Johan Rooryck as Open Access Champion


cOAlition S is pleased to announce that Johan Rooryck, Professor of French Linguistics at Leiden University, has been appointed as its Open Access Champion. This role has been created to help present, promote, and develop Plan S as the initiative moves towards implementation.

In his role as Open Access Champion, Rooryck will represent cOAlition S in meetings with external stakeholders including funders, researchers, librarians, and publishers. He will present Plan S, listen to concerns, and develop plans to help participants adapt to a changing publishing landscape. He will also advise cOAlition S on the ways to implement the transition to full and immediate Open Access as smoothly as possible.

“I am delighted to have been appointed as Open Access Champion. As a dedicated advocate of Fair Open Access, I look forward to collaborating with the many actors in academic publishing and dissemination over the coming months, and to working closely with other funders to encourage their support of Plan S”, said Professor Rooryck.

Marc Schiltz, President of Science Europe and Chair of the cOAlition S Leaders Group, added that “Johan’s extensive experience as a researcher and editor makes him the perfect candidate for this position. He will be a great asset to the coalition as we now move towards the implementation of Plan S.”

About Johan Rooryck

Johan Rooryck is a researcher, journal editor, and committed advocate of Open Access publishing. He is Professor of French Linguistics at Leiden University in the Netherlands, where his main research interests lie in the interaction between morphology, syntax, and semantics, and in the relation between language and core knowledge systems.

He has over 20 years’ experience as an editor, first as the Executive Editor of Lingua (Elsevier) and since 2015 as the founder and Editor in Chief of the Fair Open Access journal Glossa: a journal of general linguistics. He is President of the Quality Open Access Market (QOAM), founding member and President of the Fair Open Access Alliance (FOAA), founding member of Mathematics in Open Access (MathOA) and Psychology in Open Access (PsyOA), founding member and President of Linguistics in Open Access (LingOA), and Member of the Academia Europaea.

His CV can be found here and his ORCID iD is 0000-0001-7214-7405.


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