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

Melanie Dolechek, Sharon E. Farb, Steven Hall, Harriette Hemmasi, John Inglis, Lisa Macklin, Ivan Oransky, Mark A. Parsons, Nancy Rodnan, Andrew Tein


OSI2016 Workgroup Question

What do we mean by publishing in today’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?

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