Juan Pablo Alperin

  • Scholarly Communications Lab, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Juan Pablo Alperin is co-scientific director of the Public Knowledge Project, where he has worked on open source solutions for scholarly publishing for over 15 years. He is also an Associate Professor at the School of Publishing at Simon Fraser University and co-directs the Scholarly Communications Lab. He is a multi-disciplinary scholar, with training in Computer Science, Geography, and Education, with interests in a broad range of issues in scholarly publishing, technological and social, but has paid special attention to open access, the public’s use of scholarly work, social media metrics, and academic career incentives.


  • Bringing efficiencies to tens of thousands of journals: The role of Open Source

    In addition to the growing number of scholarly journals published by the so-called “big five”, there are tens of thousands of journals that are published by individual scholars or by academic institutions. These smaller operations are a source of great bibliodiversity that deserves to be encouraged, but can also be seen as inefficiencies in the […]

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