http://www.peerproject.eu/fileadmin/templates/peer/img/peer_logo.pngPublishing and the Ecology of European Research (PEER) Project Conference, Brussels, Belgium (29 May 2012).
The Publishing and the Ecology of European Research (PEER) Conference will take place in Brussels, Belgium, on 29 May.
The PEER project, supported by the EC eContentplus programme, has been investigating the effects of the large-scale, systematic depositing of authors’ peer-reviewed manuscripts on reader access, author visibility, and journal viability, as well as on the broader ecology of European research, with the aim of informing the evolution of policies in this area.
The project is a collaboration between publishers, repositories, and the research community, including funding bodies, which has run since September 2008, and will conclude with this conference at which the results will be presented and discussed.
Registration closes on 14 May 2012.
PEER, supported by the EC eContentplus programme, has been investigating the effects of the large-scale, systematic depositing of authors’ final peer-reviewed manuscripts (so called Green Open Access or stage-two research output) on reader access, author visibility, and journal viability, as well as on the broader ecology of European research, with the aim of informing the evolution of policies in this area.
The project is a collaboration between publishers, repositories, and the research community including funding bodies, which has run since September 2008 and will conclude with this conference.
Speakers will include representatives from PEER, as well as internationally recognised research experts. Representatives from the publishing, library/repository, funding and research stakeholder communities will participate in a round-table discussion, addressing the evidence gathered by PEER of what the effect of broad and systematic archiving of research outputs in open access repositories might be and debating possible Green Open Access scenarios.