“The New Landscape of Ethics and Integrity in Scholarly Publishing”

“The New Landscape of Ethics and Integrity in Scholarly Publishing”

“The New Landscape of Ethics and Integrity in Scholarly Publishing”

Brooks Hanson

November 14, 2016

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Brooks Hanson, director of publications at the American Geophysical Union, led a workshop titled “The New Landscape of Ethics and Integrity in Scholarly Publishing” at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2016, in the Abelson Collaboration Center as part of DTM's Postdoctoral Development Workshop Series

During his presentation, Hanson discussed the goals of science publishing, as well as the top ten reasons to worry about its future. His worries included the complex language and jargon that separates experts from the general public, nonsense reported in the media, archival databases, the high cost and low revenue of scientific publishing, governments are interfering with scientific integrity, publishers manipulating the system, authorship becoming increasingly meaningless, the evaluation process, the threat of profit becoming more important than scientific integrity, and the need for standardization as science becomes more decentralized. 

IN ATTENDANCE:

POSTDOCS: DTM: Serge Dieterich, Jessica Donaldson, Hélène Le Mével, Miki Nakajima, Brad Peters, Jessie Reimink, Kei Shimizu, Myriam Telus, Maggie Thompson, Jonathan Tucker, Sharon Wang, GL: Stephen Elardo, Zach Geballe, Raj Vadapoo

SCIENTIFIC STAFF AND OTHERS: Rick Carlson, Janice Dunlap, Mary Horan, Casey Leffue, Margaret Moerchen