On Friday, March 22, from 11:30 am -1:00 pm, Roger Schonfeld is facilitating a workshop on “Beyond Open: Transformations in Scholarly Publishing.” Roger will be joined by Toby Greene (OECD) and Daniel Hook (Digital Science). The workshop is part of the RLUK19 Conference in London, England. For more information and to register, please see the conference website.

About the workshop

Open access is transforming the scholarly publishing landscape. In just the past year, the academic sector has asserted itself through Projekt Deal, Read and Publish, and Plan S. In parallel, substantial investments are being made in the research platform ecosystem, including:

  • Initiatives to transform content distribution and access well beyond publisher sites;
  • Workflows to streamline the article review process well beyond manuscript systems;
  • New products to serve the researcher experience and workflow well beyond the article submission process
  • Efforts to systematise content assessment and showcasing well beyond the impact factor.

These strategies have tended to be driven by publishers and other vendors, but they are strategically significant for universities and their libraries. This highly interactive session will include an overview of these key directions in the transformation of scholarly publishing beyond open access and provide a structured panel discussion about how universities and their libraries can best engage.