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Publish or Perish Reframed: Navigating the New Landscape of Scholarly Publishing


When: Friday, January 31, 2020; 4:00–5:30 pm
Location: Morrison Library

University of California authors published about 50,000 scholarly articles last year alone—comprising nearly 10% of all research in the United States. Despite this tremendous productivity, UC scholars continue to experience a tension between publishing their research in ways that ensure readership or access, and perceptions about the effect of certain outlets and publishing choices on research impact or career advancement.

In this panel, we’ll unpack the landscape of modern scholarly publishing by exploring economics and stakeholder power structures, and what the University of California is doing to address these issues through recent publisher negotiations. We will also learn from publishing experts about how to maximize research dissemination, access, and impact through the decisions we make about open access, copyright transfer, and publication choices. Faculty will share publishing advice and guidance for early career researchers as they navigate their academic careers. They will also discuss how tenure and promotion practices are being adjusted to better reflect diversity in publishing outputs and venues.

Speakers:
- Benjamin Hermalin, Vice Provost for the Faculty; Professor of Finance and Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley
- Philip B. Stark, Professor of Statistics, Associate Dean, Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Regional Associate Dean (Interim), College of Chemistry and Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, UC Berkeley
- Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, UC Berkeley Library
- Timothy Vollmer, Scholarly Communication & Copyright Librarian, UC Berkeley Library

There will be Q&A after the panel discussion.

Light refreshments will be served.
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