Japan Library Fair and Forum, 2022

15 November, 2022 – Free online meeting
10.00 AM – 12.00 NOON, Japan standard time





On April 1, 2022, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) revised its open access policy recommending that publications resulting from the research it funds be made openly available by researchers within 12 months of publication. JST encourages researchers to make their datasets openly available and operates the J-STAGE Data platform. JST’s preprint server Jxiv was launched in March 2022.

CHORUS is a simple and affordable community-led solution for monitoring funded research output, open access content, and datasets. JST is a CHORUS funder participant and together they have regularly hosted Forums in Japan about the scholarly communications ecosystem.

This JST/CHORUS Forum will address for the library community in Japan some global and local developments in open access, datasets, preprints, and the monitoring of research output.  The presentations and panelists will be as follows:

We thank the Japan Library Fair and Forum for including this FORUM in their virtual meeting.


Moderator: Hiroya Takeuchi, Professor, Vice President and Director of University Library, Chiba University

Introduction of new JST developments – revisions to the open access policy, update on J-STAGE Data, the launch of Jxiv 

Ritsuko Nakajima, Director, Department for Information Infrastructure, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)


Monitoring researcher output – Open access and data compliance

Michael Levine-Clarke, Dean of Libraries, University of Denver
Judy Russell, Dean of Libraries, University of Florida


Preprints in scholarly communications 

Ben Mudrak, Senior Product Manager, ChemRxiv


Monitoring research output

Mikiko Tanifuji, Managing Director, Materials Data Platform Center, Research and Services Division of Materials Data and Integrated System, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)


Policies and Developments at AMED

Yasushi Ogasaka, Director, Department of International Strategy, Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED)


Q&A/Panel discussion


Presentations will be in English and Japanese. Simultaneous translation provided will be provided by NHK Global Media Services, Inc. 

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