BioMed Central Roadshow program – Auckland, New Zealand – Thursday 26 February 2015

Making open access work for you:  publishing, peer-review and innovation

9:00        Registration

9:30        Welcome and overviewCaroline Black, Editorial Director, BioMed Central

9:50        Journal profile: GigaScienceNicole Nogoy, Commissioning Editor, GigaScience

10:10     Journal profile: New Zealand Journal of Forestry ScienceRuth Falshaw, Editor-in-Chief New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science,Scion

10:20     Parallel sessions

  1. How to write your paper and get published, Sabina Alam, Editor, BMC Medicine
  1. Open access in New Zealand today, Matt McGregor, Creative Commons NZ
  1. BMC-series editors (closed session)

11:20     Coffee break

11:50     Vision for the future of scientific publishing

An expert panel will share with the audience their views of how research dissemination will change, and whether the familiar research journal will be recognizable in the future.

Chair:Caroline Black, Editorial Director, BioMed Central

Panel:Sabina Alam, Editor, BMC Medicine
Andrea Melendez-Acosta, Associate Publisher, BioMed Central
Diana Marshall, Senior Managing Editor, BioMed Central
Kathryn Wilson, Associate Publisher, BioMed Central

12:50     Lunch

13:50     Open access – Has it made a difference? Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar, Editor-in-Chief Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice, University of Auckland

14:05     Publication Ethics – who is responsible?

A session discussing the different types of publication ethics issues that can arise during the publication process, and with whom the responsibility lies to deal with these.

Stephanie Harriman, Research Integrity Group, BioMed Central

14:35     Keynote speaker – My experience of publishing Rod Dunbar, Maurice Wilkins Centre

15:15     Coffee break

15:45     Journal profile: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders,Gillian Whalley, Section Editor BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, Unitec Institute of Technology

15:55     Adis journals and newsletterDiana Faulds, Editorial Director, Springer-SBM

16:05     What’s new in peer review?

A panel session discussing how peer review is evolving and how it can develop to meet the needs of the research community.

Chair: Stephanie Harriman, Research Integrity Group, BioMed Central

Panel: Stephanie Guindon, Associate Editor BMC Evolutionary Biology, University of Auckland
Nicole Nogoy, Commissioning Editor, GigaScience
Sabina Alam, Editor, BMC Medicine

16:50     Closing remarks

17:00     Drinks reception

*Please note this program is subject to change