The Academia Europaea & The Wenner-Gren Foundations International Symposium:
Publishing in Academia: Digital Challenges#

May 10-12, 2023 at the Wenner-Gren Centre, Stockholm, Sweden#

Publishing in Academia: Digital Challenges

Organizing Committee: Lars Engwall MAE (Chair), Kirsten Drotner MAE, Theo d’Haen MAE and Marcel Swart MAE


Wednesday May 10#

12:30-13:00: Registration

13:00-13:15: Welcome and Introduction
Britt-Marie Sjöberg MAE and Lars Engwall MAE

13:15-14:00: Key-note: State of the Art
Johan Rooryck, MAE, Executive Director, cOAlition S
Plan S and cOAlition S: Accelerating the transition to Open Access

14:00-14:15: Leg stretcher

14:15-16:15 Session 1: Publishing industry
Chair: Lars Engwall MAE

Dominic Mitchell, Operations Manager, Directory of Open Access Journals
Open Access, quality and a community-driven approach

Masja Horn, Brill Publishing
Are we still collaborating? A case for a pluriform publishing landscape

Chris Graf, Springer Nature
Three tides of change: The role of technology in protecting the scientific record

16:15-16:45: Coffee Break

16:45-18:15: Session 2: The Role of Libraries
Chair: Milena Žic-Fuchs MAE

Lars Burman, Chief Librarian of Uppsala University
Experiences of change: The libraries’ role in academic publishing

Alexandra Vraneŝ, Library Studies, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
The role of the library within the university

18:30 Welcome Reception and Buffet Dinner, 23rd floor

Thursday May 11#

9:00-10:30 Session 3: Repercussions for early career researchers
Chair: Marcel Swart MAE

Marina Rantanen Modeer, Board Member, Marie Curie Alumni Association
Repercussions for early career researchers

Scott Bremer, Representative of the Young Academy of Europe
Mapping publishing pitfalls for early career researchers

Pil Maria Saugmann, Eurodoc Secretariat Coordinator

10:30-11:00: Coffee

11:00-12:30 Session 4: Repercussions for Senior Researchers
Chair: Alban Kellerbauer MAE

Stefan Helgesson, Professor of English, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
English versus small languages: Navigating forms and genres of research in the age of saturation

Christine Musselin MAE, Professor of Sociology, SciencePo, Paris, France
Transformed publication strategies

12:30-13:30: Lunch, 23rd floor

13:30-15:00: Session 5: East European Countries
Chair: Jürgen Enders MAE

George Sharvashidze MAE, Former Rector of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University Georgia, Former Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia
Problems of publishing by young scholars in Eastern Europe

Liviu Papadina, Dean of Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest

15:00-15:30: Coffee Break

15:30-17:30: Session 6: Beyond Europe
Chair: Marie Farge MAE

Abel Parker, SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library On Line), a bibliographic database, digital library, and cooperative electronic publisher for open access journals for Latin America and Caribbean
SciELO 25 years of Open Access

Chengzhou He, Dean of Arts, Nanjing University
Digital publishing and new academic ecosystem: An ANT approach to the recent disputes over a Chinese journal database giant

Osman Aldirdiri, Director at FORCE 11 (The Future of Research Communications and e-Scholarship) and Executive Committee Member at SPARC Africa (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition Africa)

17:45: Departure by Bus from Wenner-Gren Center

18:00 Dinner Boat Trip

Friday May 12#

09:00-10:30 Session 7: Quality Assessment of OA publishing
Chair: Kirsten Drotner MAE

Sven Stafström, Director General, the Swedish Research Council
Charlotte Wien, Director of Research, University Library of Southern Denmark
Quality assessment of scholarity publications

Charlotte Wien, Vice President of European Library Relations, Elsevier Verlag, Denmark
Is living easier with eyes closed?

10:30-11:00: Coffee

11:00-12:30 Session 8: Financial consequences for universities
Chair: Wim Blockmans MAE

Astrid Söderbergh-Widding MAE, Rector of Stockholm University, Sweden
Bjørn Stensaker, Vice-Rector of University of Oslo
Beyond transformative agreements: Ways forward for universities

Bjørn Stensaker, Vice-Rector of University of Oslo, Norway
Rising costs and questionable quality? The need for institutional strategies

12:30-13:15: Concluding Panel
Chair: Lars Engwall MAE

Theo D’haen MAE, Former Editor of the European Review, Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature

Alban Kellerbauer MAE, Editor of the European Review, Scientific officer, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Karlsruhe, Germany

Katalin Solymosi, Vice-Chair of the Young Academy of Europe, Assistant Professor of Plant Biology at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest

Milena Žic-Fuchs MAE, AE Board Member, Professor of Linguistics, University of Zagreb, Former Croatian Minister of Science and Technology

13:15-14:00: Lunch, 23rd floor

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