ZPID presents "PAYWALL - The Business of Scholarship"

 

About the film

"PAYWALL - The Business of Scholarship" is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science. It questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publishers, and looks at the factors impeding global academic innovation. 

Screening and panel discussion

Panelists in Berlin

  • Prof. Jason Schmitt (Producer and Director of the movie; Clarkson University, USA)
  • Dr. Rafael Ball (Director of ETH-Library at ETH Zurich)
  • Prof. Steffi Pohl (Junior Professor of Methods and Evaluation/Quality Assurance; Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Prof. Lyubomir Penev (Managing Director and Founder of Pensoft Publishers, Bulgaria)
  • Dr. G.-Jürgen Hogrefe (Publisher and CEO Hogrefe Publishing Group, Göttingen)
  • Prof. Michael Bosnjak (Director of ZPID - Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information, Trier) (panel moderator)

Panelists in Munich

  • Prof. Jason Schmitt (Producer and Director of the movie; Clarkson University, USA)
  • Prof. Michael Bosnjak (Director of ZPID - Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information, Trier)
  • Volker Schallehn (Head of Electronic Publishing, University Library, LMU)
  • Prof. Nikolaus Plesnila (LMU Open Science Center; University Hospital of Munich)

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Contact person

Bianca Weber
Public Relations

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