Date: 15th November 2013
Location: University of Washington, Seattle
Join us for an important and groundbreaking conference on the current state of academic journal publishing, covering:
- The impact of rising journal subscription costs on libraries and research
- Journals and intellectual property rights: Can (or should) federally-funded research be locked away? Is it possible to improve access while still protecting copyright, intellectual property and discovery?
- Open source and open access growth and models
- The impact of journal readability: Comprehension, collaboration, and education
- Other growing means of sharing science information: Blogs, books, research collaboration networks, citizen science networks, and more
- The limits of rapid change: Copyright, IP, time and resources, lack of best practice models, fear of reduced quality
- Journals and the process of making science policy
- Journals and tenure: Current tenure practices, possible impacts, changes being developed, tenure scoring alternatives
- Open discussion: The future of journal publishing
SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Tim Jewell, University of Washington Director of Information Resources and Scholarly Communication; UW professor and Eigenfactor.org co-founder Jevin West; Canada’s “Germ Guy” Jason Tetro; Sage Bionetworks President and 2013 White House “Champion of Change” Stephen Friend; and more!
Event host: National Science Communication Institute (nSCI)