Virginia Barbour

Virginia Barbour is the executive officer of the Australian Open Access Support Group She is based in Brisbane, Australia. She has a long history of working in open access publishing, having joined PLOS in 2004 as one of the three founding editors of PLOS Medicine, finally becoming medicine and biology editorial director of PLOS in 2014. Her training in publishing was at The Lancet where she worked before joining PLOS.

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Reversing Academe’s Sometimes Perverse Incentives

Peer review is a powerful tool for sussing out the truth, but it’s not all-powerful. We also need to develop ways to reward scientists who do make their publications, data and methodology open for even greater scrutiny.

4 years ago
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A Modicum of Common Sense Helps Interpret Open Access Publishing

No one ever assumed that everything in print was trustworthy, says Virginia Barbour, and neither should that be the case for open access content. Content is what matters – whether delivered by open access, subscription publishing, or a printed document.

4 years ago
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