BioMed Central Roadshow program – Melbourne, Australia – Thursday 19 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        Open access books and journals at Springer SBMThijs van Vlijmen, Senior Publishing Editor, Springer SBM

10:10     Parallel sessions

  1. How to write your paper and get publishedSabina Alam, Editor, BMC Medicine
  1. Accessing data and research in Australia today
    Ross Wilkinson, Executive Director, Australian National Data Service
    Andrew Stammer, Director, CSIRO Publishing
    Frances O’Neil, Associate Librarian, Scholarly Information Services, Victoria University
  1. BMC-series editors (closed session)
  2. BioMed Central independent journal editors (closed session)

11:10     Coffee break

11:40     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
Jack Nunn, Editorial Board (patient), Research Involvement and Engagement

12:40     Lunch

13:40     Open access – Has it made a difference? Michael Berk, Editorial Board BMC Medicine & Associate Editor BMC Psychiatry, Deakin University

14:00     Journal profile: Clinical Epigenetics & BMC Genomics, Richard Saffery, Associate Editor Clinical Epigenetics & Associate Editor BMC Genomics, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

14:20     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: Diana Marshall, Senior Managing Editor, BioMed Central

Panel: Alicia Oshlack, Editorial Board Genome Biology, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Stephanie Harriman, Research Integrity Group, BioMed Central
Miranda Robertson, Editor, BMC Biology

15:05     Coffee break

15:35     Publication Ethics – who is responsible? Editor, publisher, author?

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

16:05     Keynote speaker – Adventures in scientific writing and publishing, Peter Doherty, Nobel Laureate, The University of Melbourne

16:50     Closing remarks

17:00     Drinks reception

*Please note this program is subject to change