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Martine, Christopher [1], Mcpherson, Amy [2].

Open access, reputation metrics, and the future of academic publishing: Perspectives from the “author side” and the “publisher side” .

Today’s “modern author” can discover a new species, write it up, and have it published in an open access journal in under two months. We get emails, weekly, inviting us to consider publishing in peer-reviewed, web-based journals that promote the rapidity with which we can reach an audience and the accessibility of our work to potential readers. Academic networking sites allow us to self-post PDFs of our articles from any journal (often ahead of the journal’s schedule) and offer services for tracking how many people are viewing our work, what search terms they used to find it, and in what part of the world they come from. Other services easily provide new types of reputation metrics for individual scholars based on one’s personal citations. What are the pros and cons of these new author services and tools, and what do they mean for traditional publications like the American Journal of Botany, International Journal of Plant Sciences, and Systematic Botany among others? Can they embrace this paradigm shift and evolve with ever-changing technology? Discussion session open to all.

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1 - Bucknell University, Biological Sciences, 203 Biology Building, Lewisburg, PA, 17837, USA
2 - Botanical Society of America, American Journal of Botany, P.O. BOX 299, St. Louis, MO, 63166-0299, USA

Keywords:
Academic publishing
Reputation metrics
Open access
peer review
professional development.

Presentation Type: Discussion Session
Session: D2
Location: Cambridge/Riverside Hilton
Date: Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM
Number: D2001
Abstract ID:692
Candidate for Awards:None


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