International Open Access Week: Alessandra Tosi and Rupert Gatti, co-founders of Open Book Publishers

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (ET)
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Join us for a virtual conversation with the co-founders of Open Book Publishers!

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About OBP:

Open Book Publishers, founded in 2008, is already the biggest independent open access academic publisher of monographs in the UK and amongst the leaders in the English-speaking world. They are a not-for-profit Social Enterprise run by academics who are committed to making high-quality and prize-winning research available to all, and are now the hub of choice for a rapidly increasing international network of scholars who believe that it is time for academic publishing to become fairer, faster and more accessible. As founder members of the ScholarLed consortium of academic-led Open Access presses, and part of the Europe-wide HIRMEOS project, they are in the process of developing open source infrastructure to enable other Open Access publishers to grow and flourish. They are working towards a future in which there will be no barriers to the access or production of knowledge.

Dr. Alessandra Tosi is a co-founder and the Managing Director of Open Book Publishers. Alessandra is a specialist in nineteenth-century Russian fiction, reception and gender studies. A past Wingate Fellow, MHRA Research Fellow and a visiting fellow at Harvard University and the EUI, Alessandra has held academic positions at Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge and at the University of Exeter. Her publications include Waiting for Pushkin: Russian Fiction in the Reign of Alexander I (2006) and, co-edited with Wendy Rosslyn, Women in Russian Culture and Society, 1700-1825 (2007) and Women in Nineteenth- Century Russia: Lives and Culture (2012). She is presently Life Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge.

Dr. Rupert Gatti is a co-founder and the third Director of Open Book Publishers. He is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, where he is a Director of Studies in Economics. His published academic work includes microeconomic analysis of competition in online markets, game theory and search theory. He has held visiting positions at MIT and University of Florence, acted as an Economic Advisor on several EU competition studies, is on the advisory board of a range of Open Access initiatives and is a frequently invited speaker on the OA movement.

This event is free and open to the public. 

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