Profiles Encouraged: Johan Rooryck

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Johan Rooryck

Name:  Johan Rooryck

Title:  Prof.dr.

Organization:  Fair Open Access Alliance

Address:  Witte Singel 81, 2311BP Leiden, The Netherlands

Phone:  +32 491 94 10 10



Born and lived:  °1961, Leuven (Belgium), lived in Brussels, State College PA, Bloomington IN, Leiden

Early life:  endlessly sunny summers in the family garden

Professional career and activities:  Professor of French linguistics at Leiden University since 1993, Executive editor Lingua (Elsevier (1999-2015), Editor in Chief Glossa (2016 –  ), President of the Fair Open Access Alliance.

Family:  Married, two children of 13 and 9.

In my spare time:  cooking, reading, gardening, puttering around the house

Favorite books:  favorite authors: Jorge Luis Borges, Cervantes, Stendhal, Joseph Conrad…

Philosophy:  do unto others as you would have them do to you

Most memorable career achievement:  flipping Lingua to Glossa

Goal I hope to achieve five years from now:  flip many more journals to Fair Open Access!

How/where do I see the industry in five years (please answer this question if you answer none of the others):

Since I have no crystal ball, I can only express my hopes for a publishing industry that has come around to Gold Open Access as the standard, and that charges reasonable and transparent publication fees for articles in journals that are largely owned by the scholars themselves.

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