Future of Scholarly Communication Oct 7th 2019



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


How do science journalists find news? Why should we consider open access publishing? And is the peer-review process living up to standards? 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 activties and the afternoon will be focusing on the practical aspects of such activties.

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.

The registration deadline is September 18!


Monday October 7th 2019

9:45 - 10:15 Registration

10:15 - 10:20 Welcome - Marina Rantanen Modeer, Gabor Kismihok

10:20 - 11:00 Key note presentation - Birgit Schmidt

11:00 - 11:20 Coffee break

11:20 - 12:05 Panel: Maximizing impact on society through open science

             Panelists: Annette Klinkert, Wiebke Rössig, Nehama Lewis

             Moderated by Scott Harrison

12:05 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 13:50 Lightning talks: The practice and future of science communication

             - Plan S and Open Science, Gareth O'Neill

             - Metrics of research performance,

             - Science-media engagement,

             - Infrastructure of future services,

             - Improving peer review, Birgit Schmidt

13:50 - 14:05 Break

14:05 - 14:50 Roundtable discussions

                Parallel roundtable discussion on the topics presented after lunch 

                moderated by each of the lightning talk speakers. Choose your topic freely.

14:50 - 15:30 Report and summary of roundtable key points

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:00 MCAA German chapter meeting

18:30 Social dinner (paid individually by participant)



Birgit Schmidt, Head of Knowledge Commons, Göttingen State and University Library

Wiebke Rössig, Project Leader and scientist, Museum für Naturkunde

Nehama Lewis, Senior Lecturer, Department of Communication at the University of Haifa

Annette Klinkert, Executive Director, European Science Engagement Association (Eusea)

Gareth O'Neill, Expert on Open Science for the Dutch Government and European Commission and previous President of Eurodoc



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TIB – Leibniz-Informationszentrum Technik und Naturwissenschaften und Universitätsbibliothek, in Hanover


The MCAA German chapter