We are delighted to announce that new Open Access Champion of cOAlition S, Professor Johan Rooryck, will be our keynote speaker at The Future of research: Assessing the impact of Plan S.

The international symposium, taking place at KU Leuven on 5th-6th November 2019, will begin with Professor Rooryck speaking about Plan S: from principles to implementation. Following the keynote, expert panels will focus on key aspects of Plan S and its impact on research, with the opportunity for interactive discussion.

Johan Rooryck is a researcher, journal editor, and committed advocate of Open Access publishing. He is Professor of French Linguistics at Leiden University (Netherlands), where his main research interests lie in the interaction between morphology, syntax, and semantics, and in the relation between language and core knowledge systems. He has over 20 years’ experience as an editor, first as the Executive Editor of Lingua (Elsevier) and since 2015 as the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Fair Open Access journal Glossa: a journal of general linguistics. He is President of the Quality Open Access Market (QOAM), founding member and President of the Fair Open Access Alliance (FOAA), founding member of Mathematics in Open Access (MathOA) and Psychology in Open Access (PsyOA), founding member and President of Linguistics in Open Access (LingOA), and Member of the Academia Europaea. Professor Rooryck’s appointment as OA Champion was announced by Coalition S on 28th August.

If you would like to come and hear Professor Rooryck in Leuven and attend the symposium, you may register through Eventbrite. The conference is free and open to all, and includes a welcome reception at the historic University Library on the evening before the conference. You can find the full programme here.

This event is a collaboration between the Academia Europaea Cardiff Knowledge Hubthe Young Academy of EuropeKU Leuven Libraries and Cardiff University.


Generously supported by the Academia Europaea 2019 Hubert Curien Initiative Fund.




4th September 2019. For further information please contact info@yacadeuro.org