Some implications of "digital" for academic publishing

Category: Events

Can online conferences improve on their live equvalents?

The STM Frankfurt Conference 2019. In case you’ve forgotten what real (non-virtual) conferences were like: small screens, big heads in front of you.

Simon Inger, in an interesting post on Scholarly Kitchen (July 7, 2020), makes a tantalising suggestion: an online conference could in some …

The Researcher to Reader (R2R) Conference 2020

One of the peer review workshop activities

Yes, it’s workshop time! This was my first Researcher to Reader conference, and I found the event very enjoyable (even if I had to participate in a workshop, which prevented me from falling asleep, as I usually do …

The STM Innovations Day (London, December 2018)

What were the innovations that emerged from the STM Innovations Day? Well, there weren’t any robots on display. This annual event is an excellent opportunity to take stock of academic publishing and its current concerns, although as we shall see below, some of the real …

The difference a date makes

We all know what confession means: the Catholic ritual by which sinners gain absolution for their sins, by confessing to a priest.  John Cornwell’s recent history of Confession, The Dark Box (Basic Books, 2014) contains three key dates, very helpfully extracted by John Banville in …

Reference publishing: alive, kicking, and digital

A good idea of the current position of reference publishing from a publisher’s perspective could be seen from a seminar on reference publishing (21 March 2012), at University College, London (part of the Digital Publishing Forum series), conceived and chaired by Anthony Watkinson, looked at …

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