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

BioMed Central the open access publisher Global Roadshow will be in London on Wednesday 20th May 2015. This FREE to attend one day event will take place at the Kingsway Hall Hotel giving delegates a chance to meet local and international editors, get updated on open access publishing and hear insights from  world renowned academics.

Topics covered include:

  • The journal of the future, what will it look like?
  • Finding an open access home for your research
  • Scientific integrity and reproducibility, navigating the modern landscape
  • Coproducing journals together with patients and the public
  • A workshop on how to get your paper published
  • A panel discussion on peer review, the different way it works, and is it broken?

Sections focused for the following audiences:

  • Students
  • Post docs
  • Early career researchers
  • Lab heads
  • Professors
  • Clinicians
  • Investigators

BioMed Central Roadshow program – London, UK– Wednesday 20 May 2015

Making Open Access work for you:  publishing, peer-review and innovation

9:00 Registration

9:30 Welcome and overview
Deborah Kahn, Executive Vice President, BioMed Central

9:50 Recognising journal quality
Caroline Black, Editorial Director, BioMed Central

10:10 What’s new in peer review?

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

Chair: Elizabeth Moylan, Research Integrity Group, BioMed Central

Panel: Miranda Robertson, Editor, BMC Biology, David Liberles, Section Editor, BMC Evolutionary Biology, Temple University, USA and Kathryn Maitland, Editorial Board, BMC Medicine, Imperial College London, UK

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 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. The panel will invite the audience to join the discussion on topics such as the growing importance of reproducibility, data sharing, public involvement in research, and the format of the research article itself.

Chair: Caroline Black

The living research article
Daniel Shanahan, Associate Publisher, BioMed Central
Sharing and collaborating on data
Amye Kenall, Associate Publisher, BioMed Central
Making and measuring impact
Diana Marshall, Senior Managing Editor, BioMed Central
Research engagement & patient involvement
Richard Stephens, Editor-in-Chief, Research Involvement and Engagement, National Cancer Research Institute, UK 

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Open Access – Has it made a difference?
Stephan Feller, Editor-in-Chief, Cell Communication and Signaling, Martin-Luther University Halle Wittenberg, Germany

13:50 Why do we need a Research Integrity Journal?
Liz Wager, Editor-in Chief, Research Integrity and Peer Review, Sideview, UK
Maria Kowalczuk, Research Integrity Group, BioMed Central

14:10 Publication Ethics – who is responsible? Editor, publisher, author?
Stephanie Harriman, Research Integrity Group, BioMed Central
Chris Graf, COPE Council Member, Society Business Development Director, Wiley, UK

14:40 Summary

14:45 Coffee break

15:15 Special Seminar for Early Career Researchers

How to write your paper and get published

Chair: Sabina Alam, Editor, BMC Medicine

Introduction, Sabina Alam
Choosing a journal, Tim Shipley, Senior Executive Editor, BioMed Central
Preparing the article, Tim Shipley & Amye Kenall
Responding to editors and referees, Louisa Flintoft, Editor, Genome Biology
Dealing with rejection, Louisa Flintoft
Tips to summarise, Sabina Alam

16:15    Closing remarks