Who we are
This site is run collaboratively by the @access working group — a loose coalition of academics in various fields — plus you. We want to know your stories about how access to scientific literature has enabled you to do more, create more, and give more back to the world. If that’s you, please see the Contribute page.
The site administrator is Mike Taylor, a vertebrae palaeontologist affiliated with the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol. By day, Mike is a computer programmer; in what he laughingly refers to as his spare time, he studies sauropods — the biggest of all the dinosaurs. He blogs at Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week.
Tom Olijhoek is a site editor. He is a molecular microbiologist specialising in tropical diseases, currently working as a community project manager for the Dutch Malaria Foundation and Malariaworld. He is also assistant editor for the newly founded open access MalariaWorld Journal. He lived for many years in Africa and cares deeply about doing work that matters for African people.
Jenny Molloy, our third site editor, is a PhD student in the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, studying the genetic control of mosquito populations. She also coordinates the Open Data in Science Working Group at the Open Knowledge Foundation and wants to see as much scientific knowledge as possible in the public domain.
You are welcome to leave comments on any page on this site — we want to discuss the issues, and we like to do it openly. But if you prefer to contact us privately, you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The header images is a composite of journal-article photos taken by Mike, together with a modified version of a public-domain stethoscope photo by Huji on Wikipedia. Photos on pages are generally provided by their subjects except where otherwise noted.
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