Heather Joseph

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Heather Joseph
Heather Joseph after meeting at the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy.jpg
Joseph after meeting at the Office of Science and Technology Policy
OccupationOpen access activists

Heather Joseph is a United States-based advocate for open access and particularly academic journal publishing reform. She is the Executive Director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and a member of the PLOS Board of Directors.[1]


In the late 1990s, Joseph was the editor of Molecular Biology of the Cell.[2]


Joseph encourages scientists to encourage their publications to get the broadest readership possible by discussing publishing options with research institutions, scientific societies, and the government.[2]

She advocates for the passing of the Federal Research Public Access Act.[3]

She is one of the organizers of Access2Research.[4]


  1. ^ Darlene Yaplee (2012-05-17). "PLoS Appoints Two New Members to Board of Directors". Retrieved 2013-01-25.
  2. ^ a b Rossner, M. (2008). "Heather Joseph: Getting the message across". The Journal of Cell Biology. 183 (3): 368–369. doi:10.1083/jcb.1833pi. PMC 2575776. PMID 18981225.
  3. ^ Michael Nielsen. "How you can help the Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA) become law". Retrieved 2012-05-28.
  4. ^ David Dobbs (2012-05-25). "Open-Science Geeks Invite Obama Onto Roller Coaster". Wired. Retrieved 2012-05-28.

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