How to establish an equitable, open access publishing model for psychotherapy research

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


[Full day invited pre-conference workshop.]

The topic of open access publications has been around for a bit more than 20 years, including relevant options for psychotherapy researchers. Although access to research results is generally deemed crucial for promoting evidence-based practice and encouraging research-practice exchange, open access publishing models remain hotly debated. In this full-day workshop, we aim to introduce the audience to pertinent issues in scientific publishing, particularly focusing on those involved in making research accessible. Though accessibility issues can refer to a variety of topics(such as public reach, comprehensibility, topics related to disability justice), we will restrict ourselves for the day to accessibility as being “able to be retrieved without barriers”.

The morning session of the workshop aims to inform participants about the scientific publishing landscape. In a mixture of inputs and interactive group work we will discuss processes involved in(open access) publishing on the side of journals, associated costs, the perspectives and roles of different editorial positions, and considerations for authors. Additionally, stakeholders will share their perspectives via video-recorded messages.

For the afternoon of the workshop, we will be joined by Christoph Flückiger (University of Kassel, Germany) and Rocío Manubens (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina). We will discuss and work collaboratively to identify key terms of reference that an equitable open access publishing model, particularly in psychotherapy research, would need to fulfil. Towards the end of the afternoon, participants will have the opportunity, if they are interested, to begin drafting a position paper summarizing the conclusions of the resulting discussion.
Period26 Jun 2024
Event title55th International Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research: Going beyond symptom change: Promoting flourishing virtues and social changes
Event typeConference
LocationOttawa, CanadaShow on map


  • Publishing
  • Open Access
  • Global Health
  • Peer Review
  • early career researcher