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The Future of Science Publishing - Max Haring

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How can a research scientist make sure his publications are future-proof? Make everything citable, embrace open access and use social media to market your findings!
Presented at the EUROIMPACT session of the 13th EAPC Prague June 2013

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The Future of Science Publishing - Max Haring

  1. 1. The Future of Science Publishing Max Haring, PhD Executive editor, SpringerPlus Max.haring@springer.com EUROIMPACT session, 13th EAPC Prague June 2013
  2. 2. Springer How to get Read| 28.01.2014 | 2 Overview • About Springer • SpringerPlus • Open Access • Read and re-use • Cite everything! • Science goes Social
  3. 3. Springer How to get Read| 28.01.2014 | 3 About Springer • Science / Technology / Medicine (STM) • Professional Publishing (B2B)
  4. 4. Springer How to get Read| 28.01.2014 | 4 SpringerPlus (www.springerplus.com) • Open Access • Online Only • Peer-reviewed • International editorial board • For all Disciplines in STEM and HSS • Never out of scope! • All article types • No focus on impact factor • Accepts low-cited work • Efficient and predictable
  5. 5. Open Access Publishing
  6. 6. Springer How to get Read| 28.01.2014 | 6 Open Access Publishing Free to read Free to re-use - Easier to find & use relevant literature - Increases the visibility, readership and impact of author’s works - Creates new ways of use - Enhances interdisciplinary research - Accelerates the pace of research, discovery and innovation http://www.sparc.arl.org/openaccess/why-oa.shtml http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2012/jul/17/open-access-scientific-research
  7. 7. Springer How to get Read| 28.01.2014 | 7 What else can be open? Peer-review • Reviewers name and comments are available • Open Post-pub Peer-review Manuscripts • Pre-publication history • Revisions and comments Data • Research output, images, algorithms, software code, statistics, …
  8. 8. Springer How to get Read| 28.01.2014 | 8 Open Science: for the public Eyewire.org „Connectomics‟ • 3D stacks of 2D SEM images – retinal neurons • Gamers follow neurons through stacks • Create physical map, develop better mapping software “By playing EyeWire, you become a part of the Seung Lab at MIT”
  9. 9. Cite everything!
  10. 10. Springer How to get Read| 28.01.2014 | 10 Cite Data! Publish your data! • Linked to journal article • Data with its own DOI • Citable • Impact calculation Data mandates • US: NHF, NIH, NASA, CDC • EU: Horizon 2020, Wellcome Trust • Publish with DOI !
  11. 11. Springer How to get Read| 28.01.2014 | 11 Future: Cite facts, ideas, people, relationships Why cite the article?… …when you can cite the fact! Science Ontologies • Make articles machine readable • Shows relationships • Micro-DOI for facts/quotes/data points Copyright © 2012 Paolo Manghi, http://www.dlib.org/dlib/september12/manghi/09manghi.html
  12. 12. Springer How to get Read| 28.01.2014 | 12 Future: Cite facts, ideas, people, relationships Sources of open data, September 2010 (CC-BY-SA – DBpedia)
  13. 13. Science goes Social
  14. 14. Springer How to get Read| 28.01.2014 | 14 Citations come from everywhere! Scholarly citations| Non-scholarly citation • News coverage • Twitter, Facebook, Google+ • Blogs, Wikipedia 25,000 Post-publication comments • Faculty of 1000 • Mendeley, ResearchGate, Academia.edu, Papers 24052 187.480 20,000 15,000 Data for Sept 2012 10,000 5,000 0 2077 2195 471 833 73 174
  15. 15. Springer How to get Read| 28.01.2014 | 15 Which article made a bigger impact? • Article with many citations • Article widely discussed in the social web • Article with lots of downloads • Article discussed on CNN
  16. 16. Springer How to get Read| 28.01.2014 | 16 16 #APE2013
  17. 17. And Finally…
  18. 18. Springer How to get Read| 28.01.2014 | 18 The Future is now! Everyone reads before citing! • Get read! Be Future Proof! • Publish Open Access • Make your data available • Use Social Media, Blogs, websites • Comment on Mendelay, Papers etc. • Add Altmetrics to your CV • Always use the DOI as a reference
  19. 19. Thank you! Max Haring, PhD Max.haring@springer.com @SpringerPlus

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