Annual Reviews: Public Health, an Open-Access Test Case for Review Literature

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Recorded on 03/11/2019
Posted in The Authority File

Episode 77

In the second of four episodes focusing on nonprofit publisher Annual Reviews and the ongoing evolution of the organization, Bill talks with Richard Gallagher, the President and Editor-in-Chief, about the organization’s desire and efforts to move to an open access publication model. The first journal test case was the Annual Review of Public Health, and Richard discusses the remarkable uptick in use the journal has seen. One surprise Richard highlights is the variety of places using the journal. More universities than ever have begun downloading the content as well as health policy organizations, and, interestingly, prisons. What lessons can be learned from this expanding usage? Listen to find out.

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About the guest:

Richard Gallagher
President and Editor-in-Chief
Annual Reviews


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About the Music:
The intro and outro music in Authority File is “Grapes,” mixed by I dunno. The transition music is “Peace ( There’s A better Way ),” mixed by Loveshadow. The music is available on ccMixter, and is used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license (cc-by 4.0).