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Oa week umeå 2010

  1. 1. Conservatism and Radicalism in Scholarly Communications Caroline Sutton President, OASPA Co-founder, Co-Action Publishing The Northernmost Open Access Week Event 2010 18 October 2010, Umeå, Sweden www.oaspa.org
  2. 2. Collins, J & Porras, I.J. (2002) Built to Last. Collins Busines Essentials: New York.
  3. 3. Preserve the core, stimulate progress along non-core practices
  4. 4. Open Access publishers share the same core values as other scholarly publishers, but are reshaping and driving change in non-core practices.
  5. 5. Non-core practices tend to be confused with core values. Hence, changing practices can be accompanied by controversy and resistance due to a misunderstanding that one is changing core values.
  6. 6. Open Access OR thinking  Open Access OR Quality  Open Access OR Impact  Open Access OR Prestige  Open Access OR Peer Review The ”tyranny of OR”
  7. 7. What comprises the core of scholarly communications and what are non-core practices?
  8. 8. Quality Control  Evidence of scientific rigor  Valid & reliable methodology  Theoretical grounding  Empirically sound/appropriate evidence  Independent contribution to the field  Peer review prior to publication  Single Blind  Double blind  Editorial control  Editorial boards
  9. 9. Integrity  No plagiarism  Authentic  Authors listed have made a contribution  No commercial interests or (unstated) conflicts of interests  Editorial decisions are objective  Copyright  Licensing  CrossCheck
  10. 10. Knowledge is cumulative  Authors must cite where their ideas come from  Reference lists  Citations  Impact  Citation counting  Impact factor  Metrics  Distribution  Paper, electronic, new ”apps”  Subscriptions, licensing  Open Access  Literature and data mining, New search tools such as i hop, ”nano publications”
  11. 11. The scholarly Record is a permanent record  The scientific record is permanent  An addendum than removal from the record  Everything we publish must be around for all posterity  Archiving in paper  National and international archives  Repositories emerging  LOCKSS, CLOCKSS, etc.  Portico
  12. 12. (Prestige)  Indexing & rankings  Rejection rates  Editorial board  Impact factor
  13. 13. Other non-core practices  Journals with/without issues  Journals with/without pagination per volume  Selling subscriptions, licensing  APCs  Publishing journals  Publishing books
  14. 14. Final comments/thoughts  We still need standards!  Measure emerging non-core practices on the basis of how well they support the core values/core of scholarly communications and scientific endeavor.  Be aware of these core values; they are driving your career.  Are we confusing any non-core practices with core values? As publishers, as researchers, as administrators.  Open access publishers are conservative
  15. 15. Thank you! Caroline.Sutton@co-action.net

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