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Thursday 26 April 2018

Trust, Truth and Scholarly Publishing: Publishing without perishing

Date and Time

26 April 2018, Online at 10:00-11:00 EDT (New York), 15:00-16:00 BST (UK), 16:00-17:00 CEST (Central Europe)

This webinar is now available as a recording. This is the first in the series of the Trust, Truth and Scholarly Publishing webinars. Others in the series are The reproducibility opportunity  and Public engagement with scholarly research which are also available as recordings. Please email if you would like to purchase a recording. Member discount available for booking all three!

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Scholarly publishing can sometimes appear to have a conflict at its heart: the concept of “publish or perish” rewards a high publication rate and novel, newsworthy output, which is not always the same as research that advances human knowledge. How can scholarly publishers reconcile their desire to serve the research community with their commercial need to benefit from it? This webinar will explore the role publishers play in communicating research, what the limiting factors are, and how best these might be overcome to improve dissemination of knowledge. 

Who should attend

Those interested in strategic development including Publishers and other senior staff; policy makers; communications specialists.

Chair and Speakers

Chair: Liz Allen
Liz Allen PictureLiz is Director of Strategic Initiatives at F1000, and involved in shaping new initiatives and partnerships to promote and foster open research.  Liz serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the Software Sustainability Institute, based at the University of Edinburgh, and is co-Chair of the CASRAI CRediT Programme Committee – having co-led the development of Project CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy -  Liz was a Board Director of ORCID from 2010 until 2015 and was recently elected to serve as a Board Director of Crossref. Prior to joining F1000 in 2015, Liz spent over a decade as Head of Evaluation at the Wellcome Trust. During 2014-15 Liz served as an adviser on the UK government commissioned Independent review of the role of research metrics in research assessment. In 2015 Liz became a Visiting Senior Research Fellow in the Policy Institute at King's College London. Liz Allen -

Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet
Richard Horton picture

Scientific publishing is no longer meeting the needs of the society it is supposed to be serving. It’s time for a revolution

Richard is Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet.  He was born in London and is half Norwegian. He qualified in physiology and medicine with honours from the University of Birmingham in 1986. He joined The Lancet in 1990, moving to New York as North American Editor in 1993. Richard was the first President of the World Association of Medical Editors and he is a Past-President of the US Council of Science Editors.  He is an honorary professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University College London, and the University of Oslo. He has received honorary doctorates in medicine from the University of Birmingham, UK, and the Universities of Gothenburg and Umea in Sweden. Full biog

Jason Hoyt PictureJason Hoyt, Co-Founder and CEO of the Open Access publisher, PeerJ

Why should publishers be doing more to demonstrate value to scholars and what is our added-value as research becomes more open?

Prior to founding PeerJ, Jason was Chief Scientist at Mendeley. He holds a PhD in Genetics from Stanford University.

Registration and booking

Member Offer! Book all three webinar recordings and you will get the 3rd half price. 

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ALPSP Members    £60 + VAT per person, per webinar
Non-Member          £100 + VAT per person, per webinar

For all enquiries or to purchase a recordingplease contact: Melissa Marshall
E: or T: +44 (0)1622 871035


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