Navigating The Shifting Landscape of Scientific Publications

Mar 24 2015 02:00 PM - Mar 24 2015 03:30 PM

 

DATE: Tuesday, March 24

TIME: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Building 2 · Level 5 · Room 5220

SPEAKER: Professor Carlos Duarte

Increased population, participation in scientific research and societal interest for science is leading to an exponential growth of research effort and the number of publications to communicate the results. The growth of the volume of scientific publications together with changes to the concept of "publication" derived from technological developments, particularly the Internet 2.0, has led to an acceleration of the changes in all steps of the process of scientific publications to reach a pace that challenges any one's capacity to adapt and anticipate the future. Because of the central role that scientific publications play in the career of researchers, this fast rate of change often results in considerable risk to prospective authors deciding where to publish their research. This workshop, specifically addressed to students, postdocs and early career scientists (Faculty welcome as well!), will provide an overview of the rate of growth of the scientific publication and the diversification of concepts, models and tools, discuss the resulting challenges, and speculate on the future directions of change.