Future of Scholarly Communication
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Global thought-leaders define the future of research communication.
Governments and societies globally agree that a vibrant and productive research community underpins a successful knowledge economy but the context, mechanisms and channels of research communication are in flux. As the pace of change quickens there needs to be analysis of new trends and drivers, their implications and a future framework. The editors draw together the informed commentary of internationally-renowned experts from all sectors and backgrounds to define the future of research communication.
A comprehensive introduction by Michael Jubb is followed by two sections examining changing research behaviour and the roles and responsibilities of other key actors including researchers, funders, universities, research institutes, publishers, libraries and users.
Key topics include:
• Changing ways of sharing research in chemistry
• Supporting qualitative research in the humanities and social sciences
• Creative communication in a ‘publish or perish’ culture
• Coping with the data deluge
• Social media and scholarly communications
• The changing role of the publisher in the scholarly communications process
• Researchers and scholarly communications
• The changing role of the journal editor
• The view of the research funder
• Changing institutional research strategies
• The role of the research library
• The library users' view.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Scholarly communications – disruptions in a complex ecology – Michael Jubb PART 1: CHANGING RESEARCHER BEHAVIOUR 1. Changing ways of sharing research in chemistry - Henry S. Rzepa 2. Supporting qualitative research in the humanities and social sciences: using the Mass Observation Archive - Fiona Courage and Jane Harvell 3. Researchers and scholarly communications: an evolving interdependency - David C. Prosser 4. Creative communication in a publish or perish’ culture: can postdocs lead the way? - Katie Anders and Liz Elvidge 5. Cybertaxonomy - Vincent S. Smith 6. Coping with the data deluge - John Wood 7. Social media and scholarly communications: the more they change, the more they stay the same? - Ellen Collins 8. The changing role of the publisher in the scholarly communications process - Richard Bennett PART 2: OTHER PLAYERS: ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 9. The changing role of the journal editor - Mike McGrath 10. The view of the research funder - Robert Kiley 11. Changing institutional research strategies - Ian M. Carter 12. The role of the research library - Mark L. Brown 13. The library users’ view - Roger C. Schonfeld
Deborah Shorley was until 2012 Director of Library Services at Imperial College, London. An active member of her profession, Deborah frequently contributes to national and international conferences and in 1998 was awarded the Library Association's Charter Centenary Medal.
Michael Jubb is Director of the Research Information Network (RIN). He has a long-standing background as an academic, archivist and senior research manager and has been Deputy Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Council.