[science-at] Fwd: [open-science] Call for Papers: “Transforming Scholarship: Open Access, Data Sharing, and Emerging Forms of Publication”

Stefan Kasberger mail at stefankasberger.at
Tue Mar 10 21:38:02 UTC 2015

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Subject: 	[open-science] Call for Papers: “Transforming Scholarship:
Open Access, Data Sharing, and Emerging Forms of Publication”
Date: 	Tue, 10 Mar 2015 07:57:19 -0700
From: 	Alessandro Delfanti <adelfanti at ucdavis.edu>
To: 	open-science at lists.okfn.org

Dear all,

we have issued this call for papers for the next Society for Social 
Studies of Science conference: http://icis.ucdavis.edu/?p=599

Please consider sending a contribution and/or help us circulate the call

Thank you


Call for papers "Transforming Scholarship: Open Access, Data Sharing, 
and Emerging Forms of Publication" for a panel at the next 4S Annual 
Meeting (Society for Social Studies of Science), to be held in Denver, 
CO, November 11-14, 2015


Powerful changes are impacting traditional systems of research 
publication, academic credit, research quality assessment, and the 
meaning of “publication.” At the same time, traditional publishing 
models continue to shape how scholars produce and exchange knowledge. 
Understanding the scholarly communication system and its balance between 
transformation and continuity is a key goal for science and technology 
studies, as publishing practices affect scholars and scientists across 
all fields and levels. These changes also frame the policies of 
administrators evaluating and funding them, and of libraries confronting 
new technologies. The increasing scale and interdisciplinary nature of 
collaborations, as well as the growing reliance on cyberinfrastructures 
for producing and disseminating research, are central transformations 
that require a critical, theoretically oriented approach that 
encompasses the significance of these trends beyond communication.

The panel turns to different perspectives, such as STS, law, history, 
ethnography or media studies, to shed light on how scholarly 
communication systems evolve and interact with broader socio-political 
transformations. Indeed, we believe that the transformation we point out 
is posing epistemological and sociological questions about the place of 
scientific knowledge in contemporary societies. We are particularly 
interested in papers including, but not limited to, the following 
sub-topics: the interplay between old and new models of scholarly 
communication; the impact of Open Access models; the transformation of 
data from research results to research output itself; new metrics of 
impact; new forms of misconduct including metrics-based misconduct; the 
impact of English as the lingua franca of global science; doubts about 
peer review as quality guarantor; the impact of intellectual property on 
the content and timing of publications; disciplinary and geographical 
differences; scholarly norms and incentives that shape scientific 
institutions and their communication practices. Through this panel we 
aim to discuss and strengthen a critical research agenda that could 
inform university policy change for scholarly communication.

The deadline for submissions of individual papers is March 29, 2015

Organizers of this panel are: Alessandro Delfanti (corresponding 
convenor), Alexandra Lippman, and Mario Biagioli (University of 
California, Davis).

Alessandro Delfanti
University of California, Davis
adelfanti at ucdavis.edu
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