The Future of Academic Publishing

Public Panel Discussion on April 17, on the much-debated 'Open Access' Model



[Translate to English:] Foto: Peter Mesenholl

Academic publishing is shifting from printed paper to purely electronic forms, such that Open Access is taking on a new and overriding significance. Although many academics support Open Access, many questions remain: Should impact factor have become a measurw for scientific quality? Does „publish or perish“ define our careers? How may scientific fraud be uncovered before it is published? And, not least, who should pay for our publications? Publishers, universities and funders all feel the pressure, and all feel exploited. The
complexity of this debate will be discussed by representatives of two major publishing groups (Nature and Elsevier), the German Research
Foundation and the Rector of the University of Freiburg.

Debate on „The Future of Academic Publishing“ on 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 6 p.m.
Assembly Hall (Aula, KG I), Platz der Universität 3, 79098 Freiburg

Ralf Krauter, scientific journalist, discussed with:

Prof. Dr. Hans-Jochen Schiewer, Rector of the University of Freiburg
Dr. Johannes Fournier, Scientific Library Services and Information Systems Division, DFG (Bonn)
Angelika Lex, Vice President Academic Relations, Elsevier (Amsterdam)
Karl Ziemelis, Chief Physical Sciences Editor, Nature (London)

In cooperation with the Gisela and Erwin Sick Chair of Micro-optics at the Department of Microsystems Engineering – IMTEK, Faculty of Engineering

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