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Thursday 8 November

 

8:00 - 8:40
REGISTRATION

 

8:40 - 9:00
OPENING REMARKS AND AWARDS CEREMONY
Julie Nash, ISMTE President
Duncan Nicholas, DN Journal Publishing Services

 

9:00 - 9:45
TBD

 

9:45 - 10:30
HOW CAN THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES FOLLOW THE PACE OF OPEN ACCESS IN STEM?
Eleonora Belfiore, Loughborough University
Martin Paul Eve, Birkbeck, University of London
Aimee Nixon, Emerald Group Publishing

 

10:30 - 10:50
NETWORKING BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS

 

10:50 - 11:35
CASE STUDY
During this interactive session, attendees will form groups and be given scenarios to discuss and figure out solutions.

Moderator
Mary Miskin, Emerald Group Publishing

 

11:35 - 12:20
Conference Proceedings
CONFERENCE OUTPUTS AS A MEDIUM OF SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION'
Nicholas Rowe, University of Lapland

With an active market of over 22,000 higher education institutions, 17,500 scientific societies and associations, 8.4 million researchers and immeasurable professions, the Academic, Scientific and Professional (ASP) sector is a major publishing client group. In this sector, the mainstay media of text and journal article publications form the established forms of scientific communication, however conferences also feature in this role, and are pursued on a massive global scale. Using conservative estimations and based on published figures, conferences can be seen to outnumber journal articles by over 76%. The conference industry reports multi-billion levels of direct spending contributions, and individual conference costing can also be measured as a multi-billion annual expenditure. However, the outputs of conferences are poorly disseminated, and their inefficiencies in terms of their potential to be accessed and engaged with result in an undeniable level of missed research. More than half of the oral presentations developed for conferences are never published (and less than 1% of posters), and at this level of expenditure, the return on investment is clearly unsustainable. Based on the needs and motivations expressed by ASP conference users in recent research, it is asked whether conference outputs could (and should) form an alternative ‘academic currency’, and whether established STM publishers are well placed to embrace this development opportunity to supplement a transition from our established analogue view of print media publishing, to rich digital platforms that meet the needs of today’s ASP community.

 

12:20 - 13:20
NETWORKING LUNCH

 

13:20 - 13:50
LIGHTNING TALKS
Presenters will provide pro-tips, fast facts, quick fixes and much more.
Alice Ellingham, EthicGen
Joshua Green, NC State University
Anna Jester, eJournalPress

 

13:50 - 14:20
Poster Presentation / Awards

 

14:20 - 15:05
QUALITY ASSURANCE IN JOURNAL EDITORIAL PROCESSES
Nick Rushby, Conation Technologies

Many of the techniques that are used in business to improve quality could be applied to scholarly journals to improve those processes that are under the editor’s control. Improving quality involves a number of steps: Identifying the key Quality indicators (KQIs) that determine quality for your customers; Documenting your procedures; Doing what you say you will do; Monitoring the KQIs and continually reviewing the procedures to improve quality. This can lead to a beneficial re-examination of the relationships between the different participants (actors) in the publication system. This session will introduce the ISMTE online resource on journal quality and examine how editors (in all subject disciplines) can maintain and improve the quality of their journals by adopting a systematic approach to quality improvement.

 

15:05 - 15:25
NETWORKING BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS

 

15:25 - 16:10
TBD

 

16:10 - 16:55
PEER REVIEW DISCUSSION

Moderator
Michael Willis, Wiley

 

16:55 - 17:10
CLOSING REMARKS
Duncan Nicholas, DN Journal Publishing Services

 

17:10 - 18:30
NETWORKING RECEPTION

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