Dove Medical Press and Library Journal Launch a Year-Long Program Exploring Issues in Open Access


London, UK – Dove Medical Press, in collaboration with Library Journal, today announced the launch of a year-long program exploring issues in Open Access. The program, which will be called Open Access in Action, will commence in February 2016.

Open Access in Action will take an in-depth look at the practical aspects of supporting Open Access, as well as examine the changes on the horizon for publishing and in particular, the Open Access model. The program, hosted on Library Journal’s website, will feature editorial content, video interviews, news and resources developed in tandem with librarians and industry experts.  

“Although the Open Access publishing model has been gaining in popularity for some time, academic librarians still grapple with how best to manage content, connect readers with the right information, and support researchers on a limited budget and in a rapidly changing technological landscape. The aim of Open Access in Action is to share best practices and highlight innovative initiatives,” stated Meredith Schwartz, Executive Editor, Library Journal. “We are excited to collaborate with Dove Medical Press, a publisher of Open Access journals, on this offering.” 

“We recently celebrated our 10th anniversary in publishing. This prompted us to think about the exciting changes that are evolving, future directions and what we could do to help support librarians, authors and readers in the scholarly space.” explained Kevin Toale, Director, Dove Medical Press. “This program will be an important part of our mission to support the Open Access publishing model and our commitment to it.”

Open Access in Action, part of Dove’s Open Outlook series, will run for an initial period of 12 months. To view the program, visit

To learn more about the Open Outlook series, a program of forward-looking perspectives across medicine and medical publishing, visit


About Dove Medical Press

Dove Medical Press Ltd is a privately held UK company specializing in the publication of Open Access peer-reviewed journals across the broad spectrum of science, technology and especially medicine. Dove Medical Press was founded with the objective of combining the highest editorial standards with the 'best of breed' new publishing technologies. Dove Medical Press launched their first journals in 2005.

Dove Medical Press is a member of OASPA, ALPSP, DOAJ, the Publisher’s Association, HINARI and COPE.


About Library Journal

Founded in 1876, Library Journal is one of the oldest and most respected publications covering the library field. Over 75,000 library directors, administrators, and staff in public, academic, and special libraries read LJ. Library Journal reviews over 8000 books, audiobooks, videos, databases, and web sites annually, and provides coverage of technology, management, policy, and other professional concerns. For more information, visit Library Journal is a publication of Media Source Inc., which also owns School Library Journal, The Horn Book publications, and Junior Library Guild. 

Updated 9 February 2016