The Future of Scholarly Publishing

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The formal scientific communication system is currently undergoing significant change. This is due to four developments: the digitisation of formal science communication; the economisation of academic publishing as profit drives many academic publishers and other providers of information; an increase in the self-observation of science by means of publication, citation and utility-based indicators; and the medialisation of science as its observation by the mass media intensifies. Previously, these developments have only been dealt with individually in the literature and by science-policy actors.
The Future of Scholarly Publishing documents the materials and results of an interdisciplinary working group commissioned by the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) to analyse the future of scholarly publishing and to make recommendations on how to respond to the challenges posed by these developments.
As per the working group’s intention, the focus was mainly on the sciences and humanities in Germany. However, in the course of the work it became clear that the issues discussed by the group are equally relevant for academic publishing in other countries. As such, this book will contribute to the transfer of ideas and perspectives, and allow for mutual learning about the current and future state of scientific publishing in different settings.



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Date de parution 10 octobre 2017
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EAN13 9781928331551
Langue English

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First published in 2016 by De Gruyter Akademie Forschung under the title Wissenschaftliches Publizieren: Zwischen Digitalisi erung, Leistungsmessung, Ökonomisierung und medialer Beobachtung.
This English language edition published in 2017 by African Minds 4 Eccleston Place, Somerset West 7130, Cape Town, South Africa
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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence. © 2016 Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften Chapter 8: Copyright and Changing Systems of Scientific Communication translated from the German by Charles Heard. All other text translated by Marc Weingart, with the exception ofChapter 7: Open Access andChapter 10: A Vision of Scientific Communication that were originally published in English.
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List of Abbreviations Foreword to the English Edition INTRODUCTION 1Changes in Scientific Publishing: A Heuristic for Analysis Niels Taubert & Peter Weingart PARTONE:THE CHANGING SCHOLARLYPUBLISHINGSYSTEM 2Different from Discipline to Discipline: Diversity in the Scholarly Publication System Konstanze Rosenbaum 3Recent Processes of Change from the Perspective of Academic Publishers Niels Taubert 4On the Situation and Development of Academic Libraries Peter Weingart 5A Participatory Experiment in Science Policy: Results and Evaluation of the ‘Publication System’ Online Consultation Niels Taubert & Kevin Schön PARTTWO:FRAMING CONDITIONS 6Recommendations, Statements, Declarations and Activities of Science Policy Actors on Shaping the Scholarly Communication System Ulrich Herb 7Open Access: Effects on Publishing Behaviour of Scientists, Peer Review and Interrelations with Performance Measures David Ball 8Copyright and Changing Systems of Scientific Communication Alexander Peukert & Marcus Sonnenberg PARTTHREE: VISIONS Visions Concerning the Future of Publishing in Science 9Electronic Publishing, Open Access, Open Science and Other Dreams Martin Grötschel 10A Vision of Scientific Communication Reinhold Kliegl 11Methodological Optimism Regarding the Digital Future: Critical Remarks on the Recommendations on the Future of the Scholarly Communication System Volker Gerhardt 12Trust, Quality Assurance and Open Access: Predatory Journals and the Future of the Scholarly Publication System Peter Weingart 13Publishing in German Sociology in the Year 2030 Niels Taubert
AHCI Arts and Humanities Citation Index APC article processing charge BBAW Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities BMBF Federal Ministry of Education and Research BOAI Budapest Open Access Initiative CC Creative Commons CODATA Committee on Data for Science and Technology DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Council) DINI German Initiative for Network Information DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals DOI digital object identifier DRM digital rights management EC European Commission ERC European Research Council FhG Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (Fraunhofer Society) GDCh Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker GWK Gemeinsame Wissenschaftskonferenz des Bundes und der Länder (General Science Conference of the Federal Government and the States) HEFCE Higher Education Funding Council for England HEI higher education institution HGF Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren (Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres) HRK German Rectors Conference IAP InterAcademy Partnership ICSU International Council for Science IP intellectual property IR institutional repository ISSC International Social Science Council IWG interdisciplinary working group JCR Journal Citation Report JIF journal impact factor JISC Joint Information Systems Committee KE Knowledge Exchange KII Commission on the Future of Information Infrastructure MPDL Max Planck Digital Library MPG Max Planck Society NPM new public management OA open access OJS Open Journal Systems OSF Open Science Foundation PR public relations RfII Council for Information Infrastructure RIN Research Information Network ROARMAP Registry of Open Access Repository Mandates and Policies RSC Royal Society of Chemistry SCI Science Citation Index SOAP Study of Open Access Publishing SPARC Scholarly Publishing Initiative SSCI Social Science Citation Index STM science, technology and medicine TA toll access TELOTA The Electronic Life Of The Academy TWAS The World Academy of Sciences UrhG German Copyright Act
value added tax Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Science Association) Leibniz-Zentrum für Psychologische Information und Dokumentation (Leibniz Institute for Psychology)