Perspectives on the future of publishing

Le 07 Décembre 2018
11h30 - Campus Triolet Univ Montpellier - Bat 23 - Salle SC01

Institute des Sciences de l'Evolution de Montpellier, CNRS - Michael Hochberg <>

(Seminar in English)

In this talk I will present some observations of the current state of scientific publishing and where it may be headed in the near future. I will discuss how journals are run, article access and publication costs, impact factors, and some future challenges and opportunities. The parties that are likely to be important to the future of publishing are scientists, publishing companies, and decision-making committees (editorial boards, job search committees, and grant committees).  I highlight the responsibility of scientists as committee members in ensuring that the future of publishing prioritizes their needs.



Recent publications:

Hochberg M.E. 2014. Good science depends on good peer review (and Reply). Ideas in Ecology and Evolution 7: 77–83

Hochberg M.E. 2010. Youth and the tragedy of the reviewer commons. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution 3: 8-10

Hochberg M.E., Chase J.M., Gotelli N.J., Hastings A. & Naeem S. 2009. The tragedy of the reviewer commons. Ecology Letters 12: 2-4 





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