Form Submission: Session, Poster, Demo Submission

Demo/Poster Number

Steel
20

Contact Information
First Name: 
Nikos
Last Name: 
Houssos
Session Information
Presentation Title: 
Bringing to light high quality scholarly discussions: Why is it so difficult?
Description: 
Researchers regularly read a great amount of scholarly material (articles, monographs). As experts in their areas, they frequently have informed opinions about what they read and they like to discuss it with peers. However, this information is seldom published online; most of it is expressed in private face-to-face discussions in conferences, documented in personal offline notes or it is just never recorded. This poster will concern the question of what are the major challenges towards bringing this content to light and will attempt to identify ideas for addressing some of them. Examples of important barriers are (a) lack of credit and thus motivation for researchers to post comments online, (b) reluctance to publicly express opinions that might include criticism to the work of peers within the same community (c) confusion by multiple versions of the same article. It is time to overcome these difficulties and make way for advancement of research and reputations of researchers. Creating a safe and trusting environment to express is key. Firstly, this calls for a leaders and stakeholders to collaborate to outline best practices to ensure high-quality discussions. Secondly, technology solutions to enable smooth user experiences for readers, annotators and commenters. Finally, bringing visibility to research and giving credit to researchers for their contribution for posting online. This is just a start and this will create more opportunities for open collaboration to retain the scholarly insights and bring to light high-quality discussions.
Presenter Information
Same As Contact: 
Yes
Organization/Affiliation: 
RedLink
ORCID ID: 
0000-0002-5277-285X
Contributors
First Name: 
Deepika
Last Name: 
Bajaj
Organization/Affiliation: 
RedLink
Project Role: 
VP Publisher Relations