An invitation to an open panel discussion organised by the National Union of Journalists and hosted by The Wellcome Trust.
The event will take place on Wednesday 6 February at 7pm in London
The venue is The Wellcome Trust, 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE
Desired by some, feared by others, open access publishing is now a reality – and set to become a growing part of the learned publishing landscape.
So far the debate has been mainly on the financial aspects of improving access to academic research and specialist information. But what about the value of editorial quality in the new publishing models?
The NUJ believes that the added value of quality editorial work – including editing, assessing manuscripts, handling peer review, copy editing, layout and design, and web production – must not be left out of the debate.
But what do publishers and academics believe? Is editorial quality an important issue in the future of academic publishing? Who is committed to sustainable open access models which build in the editorial quality behind the vibrant and successful industry we have in Britain? What kind of a future does our industry have?
With hundreds of members in learned publishing, the NUJ has organised a panel meeting to spur discussion.
We’re inviting NUJ members and non-members working in the industry, as well as working researchers, to take part.
Come along, and quiz the panel. Make your views heard.
Philip Campbell - Editor-in-Chief, Nature
Gail Cardew - Director, Science and Education, Royal Institution
Matt Cockerill - BioMed Central and Springer STM
Professor Stephen Curry - Imperial College and open access blogger
Peter Lee - Publishing Director, Cell Press
Mark Patterson - Managing Executive Editor of open access journal eLife
Pete Wrobel - NUJ, Magazines and Books
The panel will be moderated by Alok Jha, science correspondent at The Guardian.
The meeting will be followed by a networking reception. Entry is free, but to get on the guest list please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
using Open Access Meeting as the subject line and including your name and where you work. The information will not be used for anything unconnected with the event.
If you work in editorial, design or production, including web production, in journals, magazines and books as an employee or as a freelance the NUJ is the union for you.