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The Scholarly Publishing System is Broken - Discuss

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  • UserDr Danny Kingsley – Head of Scholarly Communications, Cambridge University Library
  • ClockFriday 04 March 2016, 15:55-16:15
  • HouseLee Hall, Wolfson College.

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The scholarly journal system began with Olbenburgh and the Royal Society 351 years ago as an improvement on the system of sending letters to alert people to new discoveries. Now, with the advent of the internet, this system is no longer fit for purpose. Journal publication is rarely how researchers actually communicate their work, but has become a proxy for ‘quality’ assessment. Because the reward system values publishing in high impact journals we are now in a cycle which supports publisher profits at the expense of scholarly communication and research budgets.

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