2012 SSP 34th Annual Meeting “Social, Mobile, Agile, Global: Are You Ready?”
Concurrent 2E: Publishers! What are They Good For?
David Smith, CABI
What have scholarly publishers ever done for us is a popular refrain in various parts of the Internet and in certain newspapers on both sides of the Atlantic. In the last 12 months, there has been a resurgence of interest in the business models of scholarly publishers and whether those models best serve the interests of the scholarly community. Underneath the hyperbole and the rhetoric are some serious debates that deserve to be aired: What is the best way of measuring the value of an article and its authors? What about the costs (for publishers and users)? Scholarly Publishing Public Relations discuss Join us for a lively debate, with a panel especially selected to ensure a provocative yet substantive and civilized discussion.