Regensburg 2016 – scientific program
PV III: Special Talk
Monday, March 7, 2016, 13:15–13:45, H2
Perspectives in Scientific Communication: Publishing in Transition — •Alexander Grossmann — HTWK Leipzig and ScienceOpen
How will scientific publishing develop in the 21st century? How can the network generation foster academic discourse and interaction between researchers? Do we still need scholarly journals in the future to communicate about research? Over the last decades topics such as journal impact factor, academic fraud, non-transparent peer review and serial crisis have more and more dominated the discussion. However the digital revolution has already begun to change the rules. New topics such as article-level metrics, post-publication peer review and Open Access have emerged. Open Access is becoming publicly mandated in the US and EU, encouraging researchers to submit their work to open servers or subject repositories such as arXiv. Open or post-publication peer review are a new buzz words to use crowd-sourcing to evaluate scientific research more openly. It is therefore essential not only for early career scientists to have a good overview of the changing publishing landscape. Moreover researchers have to explore the ways in which the speed and network character of the internet breaks down old categories of scholarly publishing and creates new ways of communicating scientific results.