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Creating the Future of Academic Publishing
Mon 23 January 2017, 18:15 – 20:30 GMT
Creating the Future of Academic Publishing: Strengthening the Research Ecosystem
As part of Academic Book Week celebrations, Emerald Publishing would like to invite forward-thinking academics to re-energise the debate around academic publishing. In a time of sweeping changes across the industry, we want to rethink the relationship between academics and publishers and facilitate dialogue between all areas of the research ecosystem.
The last five years has seen a stream of mergers as big publishers expand. Meanwhile, University Presses also seem to have been particularly well-positioned for growth - and we have also witnessed the emergence of more progressive publishers, such as Emerald. If you have strong views around what has been happening and how it can be improved, if you want to be have a say whilst keeping up with all the changes sweeping over the academic publishing world - then this is the event for you.
Emerald have invited three expert speakers to kick-start the evening debate:
Professor Martin Paul Eve is Chair of Literature, Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London. He is the author of many journal articles and four books, including Open Access and the Humanities (available open access from Cambridge University Press). Martin is also a founder and CEO of the Open Library of Humanities.
John Holmwood is Professor of Sociology at the University of Nottingham. He is a former President of the British Sociological Association (2012-2014) and member of the Expert Reference Group for the HEFCE Report on Open Access and the Monograph (January 2015). He is co-founder of the Campaign for the Public University and co-founder and joint managing editor of Discover Society (a free online magazine of social research, commentary and policy analysis).
Katharine Reeve is an award-winning nonfiction author, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and Course Leader of the BA Publishing degree at Bath Spa University. She spent fifteen years working as a publisher of nonfiction books. Katharine is the author of a report on the Role of the Editor (Academic Book of the Future report, 2016), and project lead and author of a Cultural and Creative Strategy for Bath and North East Somerset Council (2015). She is Director of Publishing Futures Lab and co-Director of an Italian Digital Art and Design book series for the University of Parma archive-museum, CSAC.
Come prepared with questions for debate around Impact, Innovation and Interdisciplinarity. Following the speaker talks we will split up into three groups to discuss these pertinent issues and how those in academic publishing can work together to strengthen the research ecosystem.
Plan for the evening
6.15 Arrive for drinks and nibbles and drop your questions into the ‘question box’
6.45 Introduction to the evening and opening talks by three expert speakers all exploring ways to strengthen the research ecosystem
7.15 Debate session 1: choose between Impact, Innovation and Interdisciplinarity
7.45 Debate session 2: choose between Impact, Innovation and Interdisciplinarity
8.15 Re-group in the main room to round up the discussion with a close from the Emerald Publishing team
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