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.


  • Marcel Knochelmann




    Marcel Knochelmann is a postgraduate student in Publishing at University College London. He is involved in various projects surrounding scholarly...

  • Alexander Grossmann


    Professor of Publishing Management

    University of Applied Sciences (HTWK)

    Alexander Grossmann is Professor of Publishing Management at the University of Applied Sciences (HTWK) in Leipzig. He studied Physics at the...

  • Ian Mulvany


    Head of Technology


    Ian Mulvany is Head of Technology at eLife. He started out with a background in astrophysics, and in 2002 he joined Springer, where he managed the...

  • Ciaran O'Neill


    Product Manager

    Springer Nature

    Ciaran O'Neill currently works as a Product Manager within the Open Research group at Springer Nature, with a focus on peer-review workflows and...

  • Christian Kohl


    Independent consultant and project manager


    Christian Kohl has more than 10 years experience in academic publishing and has successfully led several platform building and migration projects. He...

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