Blog of Jonathan A. Eisen, Professor at U.C. Davis.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Publish or Perish: The Future of Scholarly Communications and Academic Careers #PublishPerish14
Meeting about to start and thought I would post announcement here too. Follow on Twitter at #PublishPerish14
Scholarly publishing is in a bit of turmoil. This upheaval impacts not only the dissemination of knowledge but also the assessment of scholars (and thus their careers). For two days in February 2014 at UC Davis we will cover some of the key changes in scholarly publishing with a focus on how they impact the careers of academics. Some key details of the meeting are summarized below:
Sessions topics will focus on changes occurring in scholarly publishing (in journal publishing, other forms of digital publishing, peer review, and economics of publishing) and on changes in assessment (alt metrics, assessment by institutions, and new models for evaluating scholars).
Each session of the meeting will include a mix of a keynote talk, short talks, and a panel discussion by leading experts in the field. Ample time will be provided for discussions and networking as well.
This meeting is organized by the UC Davis Innovating Communication in Scholarship (ICIS) Project (icis.ucdavis.edu), which is a collaboration between Mario Biagioli (UC Davis School of Law), Mackenzie Smith (UC Davis University Library) and Jonathan Eisen (UC Davis Genome Center).
Session Topics and Confirmed Speakers/Panel Participants
DAY 1: Thursday, Feb 13th
8 – 8:30 am | Registration
8:30 – 9 am | Welcoming Remarks
9 – 10:30 am | Session 1 | The Changing Nature of the Journal
Heather Joseph, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition
John Inglis, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory & BioRxiv
Chris Kelty, UCLA
Gregg Gordon, Social Science Research Network
10:30 – 11 am | Coffee
11 am – 12:30 pm | Session 2 | Beyond Journals & New Forms of Digital Publishing
Carly Strasser, California Digital Library
Carl Boettiger, ROpenSci
Erik Kansa, Alexandria Archive Institute & Open Context