Adviser Aysa Ekanger works with research and publishing support at the University Library at the UIT – The Arctic University of Norway

Misconceptions and Reasonable Doubt

To OA or not to OA? What are the main reasons for our scientists not to choose Open Access to their publications?

Some reasons are clearly misconceptions and some are valid reasons where there exist some solutions.

In episode 4 of this podcast adviser Aysa Ekanger, who works with research and publishing support at the University Library at the University of Tromsø, lays out the main reasons and some of the solutions to the concerns with Open Access.

You can also read a more detailed overview of the possible obstacles on the road to Open Access in this whitepaper from

OPERAS is a European research infrastructure for the development of open scholarly communication, particularly in the social sciences and humanities.

You can also find Aysa on Twitter @AysaEkanger

Other episodes:

Being an Open Access Publisher
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Bad Science
Bullied into Bad Science In this episode of Open Science Talk we are joined by the founder of the campaign #bulliedintobadscience, Corina Logan. Logan, who is a Senior Researcher at the Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, explains what she means by “Bad Science”, including important terms […]
Implementing DORA
What follows from signing DORA? In this episode, we try to explain what The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) is, and what happens after you have signed the declaration? The guest of this episode is Kenneth Ruud. He is a professor of theoretical chemistry. He is also Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research at UIT – The […]