The Rise of the Researchers

Sybil Wong, Ph.D.Dr. John InglisFrederick Fenter Ph.D.Tracey ArmstrongFor so many reasons – including the establishment of Open Access business models, ready access to digital publishing tools, and the nearly limitless power of cloud computing – scholarly publishing in 2017 is innovative and dynamic.

Much of the energy comes from the researcher community, who have broken out of their roles as content contributors to establish themselves as the partners, customers, and even competitors of publishers.

As part of the Research & Scholarly Publishing Forum at last week’s London Book Fair, Copyright Clearance Center CEO Tracey Armstrong moderated a panel discussion that explored how researchers are driving innovation in scientific publishing, and finding new roles in publishing far beyond the laboratory bench. The RSPF is presented by the UK’s Publishers Association and the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)

Panelists for the discussion were –

  • Frederick Fenter Ph.D., Executive Editor of Frontiers, one of the largest and fastest-growing open-access publishers in the world. In 2014, Frontiers received the ALPSP Gold Award for Innovation in Publishing.
  • Dr. John Inglis, co-founder of bioRxiv, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s preprint service for the life sciences. Inglis is also the founding Executive Director and Publisher of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, a not-for-profit publisher of journals, books, and online media in molecular and cellular biology, based in Cold Spring Harbor on Long Island in New York State.
  • Sybil Wong, Ph.D., Head of Partnerships for Sparrho, a startup blending expert curation and machine learning to help users from more than 150 countries stay on top of the science that matters to them.

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