Future of Scholarly Communication



The Future of Scholarly Communication: a one-day seminar on research dissemination, interaction and conversation


Why should we consider open access publishing? Is the peer-review process living up to standards and how can scholarly communication be supported by new tools? The Future of Scholarly Communication on October 7th 2019 in Hanover is a one-day meeting that will dig deeper into these topics. The program features presentations and discussions on some of the hottest topics in scholarly communication and will end with an MCAA German chapter meeting.

Researchers are evaluated on citations rather than other - and possibly more relevant - metrics of scientific quality and effectiveness of communication. The system shows much potential for improvement, but how can it be done in practice? This one day seminar will feature panels, talks and discussions on Plan S and open science, metrics of research performance, science-media engagement, the infrastructure of future services, and the future of the peer review process. The first half will be dedicated to examining why scientists should engage in communication activities and the afternoon will be focusing on the practical aspects of such activities.

The event is free of charge and includes a vegan lunch, which will served on site. There will be an optional social dinner at Hugo's on Ernst-August-Platz 10 in Hanover (find menu here), starting at 18:30. Please register via the registration form below, with your name, email adress and an indication of if you want to join the dinner.