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

BioMed Central the open access publisher will be visiting Boston on Thursday 26th March 2015. This FREE to attend one day event will be aimed at early career researchers looking to get an inside look into the publishing world. The event will be held at the Double Tree Suites by Hilton Boston - Cambridge and is scheduled to start at 9am. All catering will be provided along with a drinks reception at the end of the day.

We will covering topics including the nuts and bolts of the peer review process, current trends in scientific publishing and understanding publishing ethics. This event will also give opportunities to meet local and international journal Editors, get updated on open access publishing, and gain insight from world renowned academics!

BioMed Central Roadshow program – Boston, USA – Thursday March 26, 2015

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

9:00 am Registration
9:45 am Welcome and overview
Stephanie Diment, Editorial Director, BioMed Central
10:05 am Getting published
Choosing a journal for your research
Barbara Cheifet, Assistant Editor, Genome Biology
Writing a cover letter
Barbara Cheifet, Assistant Editor, Genome Biology

Publishing Ethics – who is responsible?
Catherine Potenski, Executive Editor, BioMed Central

Responding to comments from peer reviewers and dealing with rejection
Thalyana Smith-Vikos, Senior Journal Development Editor, BioMed Central

11:05 am Coffee break
11:30 am Transparency in Publishing and Being an Open Scientist
Keynote speaker – Laurie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief, Gigascience
12:30 pm Vision for the future of scientific publishing roundtables with Lunch. Discussion covering different aspects of how research dissemination will change, and whether the familiar research journal will be recognizable in the future
2:00 pm
Vision for the future of scientific publishing – Recap
2:45 pm Open access update The latest developments in open access publishing including copyright, publishing options and identifying quality.
Lisa Hussey, Associate Publisher, BioMed Central
3:15 pm Coffee break
3:45 pm Understanding and participating in peer review

Key aspects of different peer-review systems
Kalpana Ramakrishnan, Journal Development Editor, BioMed CentralWriting a review report
Christopher Morrey, Senior Executive Editor, BioMed Central
5:00 pm Networking drinks reception
*Please note this program is subject to change