Rethinking Academia: The scientific publishing system and the strive for open accessibility

Apr 29, 2019 from 16:00 to 20:00
Lise-Meitner Lecture Hall, Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Strudlhofgasse 4, 1090, Vienna

The publishing system plays a fundamental role in science, inasmuch as scientific findings are proclaimed and evaluated through scholarly journals. Yet, the scientific publishing system is engaged in multiple controversies: the problem of open accessibility, the justification of retaining the authority to evaluate the relevance of scientific work, and the lucrative aspect of private publishers are only some of them. We therefore would like to invite you to participate in a public debate aimed at discussing, with the help of experts from the field, some of the most promising and heatedly debated alternatives to the current publishing system, which might widely reshape the methods of academic publishing in the coming years.

The event is part of the initiative "Rethinking Academia"