The Scientific Evolution: Open Science and the Future of Publishing

Mon, 2012-02-27 17:37 -- carol

From Simon Benjamin, The Senior Fellow in Quantum Materials, Dept Materials, Oxford: www.qunat.org

Oxford, UK On leap-Wednesday the 29th Feb, a rare chance to meet an eminent panel of speakers and debate:

The Scientific Evolution: Open Science and the Future of Publishing

The panel includes speakers from Nature, Elsevier, and the Wellcome trust, together with Lord Robert Winston, Cameron Neylon and Victor Henning, CEO of Mendeley.

We'll address question like, Do we still need science journals in the internet age? Is there something better than peer review? How will scientific papers evolve? Is the Elsevier boycott (thecostofknowledge.com) the start of something big?

The change has already begun: SOPA and the RWA, the boycott of Elsevier. Science is evolving to become more open. How will you make the most of the change? Come to discover, to debate, and come to take action.

From 3:30pm on 29th Feb, Wednesday of 7th Week: be at Rhodes House in Oxford to take part in shaping the future of publishing.

The event is free, and you can optionally email reserve@EvolutionOfScience.org to reserve a seat.

www.EvolutionOfScience.org