We are excited to open registration for our 15th General Assembly and Conference - Promoting sustainability in scholarly publishing: the role of editors.
The conference will be held online, from 23rd – 25th June, with satellite events planned in the weeks before and after the main event.
Join us for three days of presentations, debates, panels and networking sessions, centred around how we, as editors can promote more sustainable research and equable systems of communication, and consider our influence on research that respects the Earth’s resources.
2020 was a turning point in science communication with the global pandemic revealing the limitations of our current models and raising questions about how we, as editors can – and should – influence scientific communication.
Sustainability, in terms of managing the Earth’s resources, is often considered to be unrelated to editorial and research activities; but careful husbandry of available resources is at the heart of a sustainable scientific ecosystem. As editors we need to investigate how we can promote more sustainable research and equable systems of communication, and we need to carefully consider our influence on research that respects the Earth’s resources. Implicit is the need to ensure diversity, and to avoid niche publishing that excludes participation and partnership around the world, and which overstretches available resources.
These vital topics will be considered by key speakers at the conference, and delegates will participate in debates via the EASE Forum Live! sessions.
The programme will include presentations, case studies and discussions on the following topics:
- Keynote: Sustainability in research: editorial challenges and opportunities
- Debate: Preprints are a more inclusive and sustainable method of scholarly communication than journals
- Presentations: promoting gender, cultural and geographic diversity in scientific journals
- Panel discussion: How local journals are using technology to ensure sustainability
- Presentations: Editing and publishing in times of crisis – 18 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, what have we learned and which changes will stay?
- Presentation: What environmental responsibilities do editor and publishers have?
- Meeting the challenges of publishing in a world of politicised science
Each session will include consideration of one or more of the UN
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to question how the work,
experiences and behaviors of editors, publishers and researchers can
influence and help to achieve the SDGs.
See a more detailed programme with speaker information, registration forms, poster presentation submission info, and more, on the event pages on the EASE website: