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.
  • In addition, at the end of Day 1 there will be a special Keynote talk by Yochai Benkler from Harvard University on ”Open Access, Cooperation, and Commons: The (Uncertain) Retreat of Possessive Individualism in Networked Society“ followed by a reception.
  • 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
    • Kaitlin Thaney, Mozilla Science Lab
  • 12:30 – 2 pm | Lunch
  • 2 – 3:30 pm | Session 3 | Innovations in Peer Review
    • Victoria Stodden, Columbia University
    • Emily Ford, Portland State University
    • Ivan Oransky, Retraction Watch & New York University
    • Cesar A. Berrios-Otero, Faculty of 1000
    • Jonathan Dugan, Public Library Of Science
  • 3:30 – 4 pm | Venue Shift & Coffee
    • Note venue shift to Buehler Alumni Center, AGR Room for keynote address
  • 4 – 6 pm | Buehler Alumni Center, AGR Room | Keynote Address*
    • Yochai Benkler, Harvard University on “Open Access, Cooperation, and Commons: The (Uncertain) Retreat of Possessive Individualism in Networked Society”
  • 6 – 7 pm | Reception*
* Hosted jointly with the Mellon Initiative on Digital Cultures & the Provost’s Forums on the Future of the Public University and the Social Good

DAY 2: Friday, Feb 14th
  • 9 – 9:45 am | Opening Talk
    • Diane Harley, Center for Studies in Higher Education & UC Berkeley, “Predicting the future of scholarly communication: faculty values, disciplinary cultures, and advancing careers”
  • 9:45 – 11:15 am | Session 4 | Changing the Value Proposition of Publishing
    • Greg Tananbaum, ScholarNext
    • Peter Binfield, PeerJ
    • Allison Fish, UC Davis
    • Todd Vision, Dryad & UNC Chapel Hill
  • 11:15 – 11:30 am | Coffee
  • 11:30 – 1 pm | Session 5 | Altmetrics: Do They Measure Anything Useful?
    • Molly McCarthy, UC Davis
    • Nettie Lagace, National Information Standards Organization
    • Anurag Acharya, Google Scholar
    • Jennifer Lin, Public Library Of Science
  • 1:00 – 2:30 pm | Lunch
  • 2:30 – 4:00 pm | Session 6 | Assessment
    • Linda Katehi, Chancellor, UC Davis
    • Sarah Greene, Rapid Science
    • Margie Ferguson, Modern Language Association & UC Davis
    • Kerry Ann O’ Meara, University of Maryland
    • Josh Rosenbloom,  STAR METRICS
  • 4 – 4:15 pm | Coffee Break
  • 4:15 – 5 pm | Closing Discussion | What we have learned, where we are now, & what we need to do next
    • Discussants: Yochai Benkler (Harvard), Mario Biagioli (UC Davis), Jonathan Eisen (UC Davis), Josh Greenberg (Sloan Foundation), Heather Joseph (SPARC), and MacKenzie Smith (UC Davis).
  • 5 – 6 pm | Bonus Session | Lightning Talks

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