Platform Wars: The Scholarly Journal in a Changing World

    1. Event Type Seminar

Platform Wars: The Scholarly Journal in a Changing World

12 Apr 2016, 14:30 - 15:30

The Faculty


Creative destruction occurs when advances in technology collide with new customer demands. Such a destruction has happened within scholarly communication, which has led to the rapid transformation of the academic journal. Consequently, researchers are faced with the choice of numerous platforms: some offer only digitalised paper content, whilst others exploit the boundaries of new technologies. This panel will discuss platform diversification and the benefits such technologies can offer to researchers, whilst also considering potential pitfalls of the current systems. Furthermore, the panel will explore how peer review processes need to be reshaped due to the speed and diversity of scholarly communication, and how the openness of platforms and content affects the impact of research, for both the author and reader.


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