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  • Subbiah Arunachalam
    EPT Open Access 2012 Award for individuals in developing countries Posted on October 15,
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 14, 2012

      EPT Open Access 2012 Award for individuals in developing countries

      Below is the press release announcing the 2nd Award for individuals in the developing world who have made a significant contribution to Open Access. The application form for nominations follows the announcement. The EPT hopes to receive a similarly large number of representations as were received for the inaugural award last year.


       Open Access Week arrives again this October, and is a time to celebrate all that has been achieved in the previous twelve months. The Electronic Publishing Trust is a long standing advocate of OA and the difference it can make. As our contribution to this year’s OA Week, we are offering our second annual international award to recognise the impact that individuals can make. The huge interest in and success of the first award makes it clear that such international recognition acknowledges the very real efforts being made by many individuals throughout the world, and accelerates the development of models for achieving the open and free transfer of essential information for the progress of research.


      ANNOUNCEMENT : The Electronic Publishing Trust* is pleased to announce that it is offering its second annual award for individuals in developing and transition countries** who have made significant advances to the cause of open access and the free exchange of research findings.

      Nominations are sought for the award. Individuals may be nominated by themselves or others or by organisations, sending a statement using the attached form to the chair of the EPT Board, (d.law@...) outlining the achievements of  the individual. Please find the nominations form below.

      Nominations should be received by 30th November 2012. Selection of a winner will be made by a panel of EPT Board Members which will be chaired by Leslie Chan, and will include Professor Andrew McDonald, Secretary to the Trust, Barbara Kirsop, co-founder of the charity, Daisy Ouya and Dr Francis Jayakanth, winner of the inaugural award

      The result will be announced in January 2013 and it is intended that a presentation will be made at a location convenient to the winner. The prizewinner will be publicly recognised through the presentation of a certificate and an engraved award. It is also hoped to have a “fringe” event at future OA meetings to celebrate the work of the winner.


      *The Electronic Publishing Trust for Development (EPT) was established in 1996 to facilitate open access to the world’s scholarly literature and to support the electronic publication of reviewed bioscience journals from countries experiencing difficulties with traditional publication.

      **As defined by the UN at http://unstats.un.org/unsd/methods/m49/m49regin.htm#transition


       EPT Award submission form for nominations

       1. Nominations may be made by individuals or organisations.

      2. The EPT Award is for individuals who have made an impact on the progress of open access to research findings.

      3. Please supply the following information:

      Name of nominee:

      Affiliation of nominee:

      Position or role of nominee:

      Contact address and email of nominee:

      Contact address and email of proposer:

      Please provide a brief statement to describe the ACTIVITIES of the nominee in support of Open Access (no more than 250 words):





      Please describe the RESULTS  AND SIGNIFICANCE of these activities (no more than 500 words):





      Please send your proposal by 30/11/2012 to: EPT Chair, Derek Law, at derek.law@...

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