Jan Erik Frantsvåg


Open Access adviser

Job description

Working full-time on various Open Access activities and projects.

  • WP lead in the EU project DIAMAS
  • Working on expanding the activities of Septentrio Academic Publishing, our journal publishing infrastructure currently publishing six OA journals.
  • Member of the editorial board of the international journal Publications

Earlier project particiapation:

  • Manager of the university's OA publication fund
  • Member of DOAJ Advisory Board
  • Participating in the concortium delivering the OA Diamond report
  • Participating in the EU financed OpenAIRE and OpenAIREplus projects.
  • Participating in the project RoMEO for Norge ("A Norwegian RoMEO") working to gathering self-archiving information from Norwegian publishers/publication and inputting this into SHERPA/RoMEO
  • Taking part in the development of our institutional repository Munin, support activities towards students and researchers and content gathering
  • Norwegian member of the board of ScieCom Info, an OA journal about OA in the Nordic and Baltic countries
  • Chairman of the board of SPARC Europe
  • Member of CRIStin's national expert group on OA

Writes and speaks on Open Access and related issues locally, nationally and internationally.

Research interests

Open access publishing, open access publishing business models, conditions enabling authors to choose open access, publication funds


Taught the course DOK-1010 Document and media theory - 10 ECTS credits Spring term 2013

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