Learn How Editorial Dissent Liberated Two Academic Journals

Are you stuck with a corporate publisher that doesn’t actually care about research? What if the whole editorial board quit?

That’s what happened at the Journal of Informetrics.

On January 10th, 2019 the entire editorial board resigned with a unanimous statement. Cassidy Sugimoto, an IU Bloomington faculty member and the president of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics, noted “Our society was actively participating in the labor of this journal without any remuneration.” After walking out on Elsevier, the editors launched a new journal, Quantitative Science Studies, owned by the society and operating under Fair Open Access Principles.

Are you editing a journal and getting a raw deal? Does your scholarly society really own the knowledge that it produces?

Join us on February 20th 2019, from 3:30pm – 5:00pm for a live-streamed, panel discussion with Cassidy Sugimoto and Vincent Larivière (founding editors of Qualitative Science Studies), and Gabriele Guidi and Bernie Frischer (founding editors of Studies in Digital Heritage).

Learn how these editors flipped their journals and reclaimed scholarly publishing.

Attend in person at: Room E159, Hazelbaker Hall Herman B Wells Library 1320 E 10th St Bloomington IN 47405

Watch the panel with IUPUI friends and colleagues: University Library 0110.

Or join with Zoom at your desk: https://iu.zoom.us/j/966621519

More details about the panel are available from: https://libraries.indiana.edu/ownership-openness-scholarly-publishing

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Updated Feb 07, 2019 by Scholarly Communication Librarian