Science Journals: The Past, Present & Future, Plus Impacts on Libraries, Research & Tenure. 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!