Parasitic Relations in Academic Publishing

The conference is held under the auspices of Tomáš Zima, the rector of Charles University, and Jiří Drahoš, the president of The Czech Academy of Sciences.

Places are limited, RSVP by 27. 5. 2016 here.

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The global ecosystem of academic publishing is presently undergoing a dramatic transformation. Increasing number of scientists question its established political and epistemic economy in which major corporate players act as mediators selling (back) results of publicly funded research to publicly funded academic institutions. While the turn to open access publishing represents a number of progressive and creative responses to the established model, it also generates pathologies, such as predatory publications that threaten to further undermine trust both in, and within science. Following lectures of the research librarian Jeffrey Beall (University of Colorado) and the sociologist of science Katja Mayer (University of Vienna) this conference will open space for discussing Czech specificities of the global quest for meaningful and responsible academic publishing.

Event detail

Event start
2. 6. 2016 12:15 - 17:00
Národní 3, Praha 1 (The Czech Academy of Sciences, room 206)
Organizing Institution
Institute of Ethnology The Czech Academy of Sciences, v.v.i. and Charles University Library
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