“Innovating the Gutenberg Galaxis. The Role of Peer Review and Open Access”, AE 2016 Conference, Mainz, 27-28 January 2016

Event Details
January 27, 2016 - 2:00am - January 28, 2016 - 2:00am

This 2-days conference is jointly supported by the COST Actions PEERE New Frontiers of Peer Review  and KNOWeSCAPE Analyzing the dynamics of information and knowledge landscapes.

The conference will investigate the role of peer review and open access in university knowledge  dissemination and evaluation. Day 1 will address peer review, with a particular attention to its role in ensuring quality and efficiency of knowledge dissemination and evaluation. Day 2 will address open access in knowledge dissemination, with a particular focus on potentials and implications of new ways to disseminate knowledge for evaluating the quality of research. The academic discussions on peer review and open access will be guided, locally  grounded, and summarised by an accompanying panel of university managers from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) responsible for handling the knowledge landscapes of their university on a daily basis.

The keynote speakers are Paul Wouters (Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), University of Leiden, The Netherlands) and Jeffrey Beall (University of Colorado, Denver).

The organisers are Petra Ahrweiler (EA European Academy of Technology and Innovation Assessment GmbH, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany), Flaminio Squazzoni (University of Brescia, Italy, and Chair of COST Action PEERE) and Andrea Scharnhorst (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Netherlands, and Chair of KNOWeSCAPE “Analyzing the dynamics of information and knowledge landscapes”).

Here is the conference programme.

For any queries, please contact Margret Heyen, EA European Academy atevent@ea-aw.de.