Report from the "What is Publishing?" (2) Workgroup


  • Melanie Dolechek Executive Director, Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP)
  • Sharon E. Farb Associate University Librarian for Collections and Scholarly Communication, UCLA
  • Steven Hall Managing Director, IoP Publishing
  • Harriette Hemmasi University Librarian, Brown University
  • John Inglis Executive Director and Publisher, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press and Co-founder, bioRxiv
  • Lisa Macklin Director, Scholarly Communications Office, Emory University
  • Ivan Oransky Distinguished Writer In Residence, New York University Arthur Carter Journalism Institute, and Co-Founder, Retraction Watch
  • Mark A. Parsons Secretary General, Research Data Alliance
  • Nancy Rodnan Senior Director of Publications, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
  • Andrew Tein Vice President, Global Government Affairs, Wiley



OSI2016 Workgroup Question

What do we mean by publishing in todayââ¬â¢s world? What should be the goals of scholarly publishing? What are the ideals to which scholarly publishing should aspire? What roles might scholarly publishers have in the future? What scenarios exist where publishers continue to play a vital role but information moves more freely? What impact might these reforms have on the health of publishers? Scholarly societies? Science research? Why?