Prof. Johan Rooryck announced keynote speaker for Open Access Symposium 2016

We are pleased to announce Prof.dr. J.E.C.V. (Johan) Rooryck of the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics as the keynote speaker for UNT’s Open Access Symposium 2016. Prof. Rooryck is an expert on the syntax of Romance languages and has served as executive editor of the journal Lingua, published by Elsevier, since 1998. In October 2015, he and five co-editors resigned their positions, effective at the end of 2015, as did all 31 members of the editorial board, in protest of the publisher’s policies on pricing and copyright. The editors and editorial board will establish a new journal, Glossa, in 2016, to be published by Ubiquity Press and Open Library of Humanities, that will be fully open-access. Prof. Rooryck is also co-founder of LingOA, an organization dedicated to facilitating the difficult transition of linguistics journals from a subscription model to fair open access.