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Two-Day Conference: "Publish or perish? The Future of Academic Publishing and Careers”

When Feb 13, 2014 08:30 AM to
Feb 14, 2014 05:00 PM
Where Multi-Purpose Room, UC Davis Student Community Center (2nd Floor)
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Please join the Center for Science and Innovation Studies for this two-day conference to launch a new research initiative: "Innovating Communication in Scholarship (ICIS)."

Scholarly publishing is in a bit of turmoil.  This upheaval impacts not only the dissemination of knowledge but also the assessment of scholars (and thus their careers).  For two days in February 2014 at UC Davis, this conference will cover some of the key changes in scholarly publishing with a focus on how they impact the careers of academics.

The inaugural conference "Publish or perish? The Future of Academic Publishing and Careers” will feature a keynote address by Dr. Yochai Benkler (Harvard Law) at the end of Day 1 (Feb 13, 4-6pm): "Open Access, Cooperation, and Commons: The (Uncertain) Retreat of Possessive Individualism in Networked Society."

Major themes of the conference will include the Changing Nature of the Journal, Peer Review, Beyond Manuscripts, and Alternative Metrics and Evaluation Procedures.

For more details about this event including a list of speakers, please click HERE


This meeting is organized by the UC Davis Innovating Communication in Scholarship (ICIS) Project, which is a collaboration between Mario Biagioli (UC Davis School of Law), Mackenzie Smith (University Librarian, UC Davis) and  Jonathan Eisen (UC Davis Genome Center).  The project is funded by UC Davis IFHA (Interdisciplinary Frontiers in the Humanities and the Arts) Program, with additional support from UCD's Center for Science and Innovation  Studies, the Mellon Digital Cultures Initiative, the Provost Forum on the future of the Public University, and the School of Law.

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