10th Annual National Scholarly Editors’ Forum (NSEF) Meeting
- Theme: Disruptive trends challenging scholarly publishing
- Date: 1 September 2016
- Time: 9:30 – 16:00
- Venue: Protea Hotel, OR Tambo, Johannesburg
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Click on the links below for the presentations:
- Scholarly Publishing Programme Progress Report Ms Susan Veldsman, Director, SPP
- Study on Publishing Trends in South Africa Prof Johann Mouton, Director, CREST
Motion to discuss publication from theses: Prof Keyan Tomaselli, Editor-in-Chief, Critical Arts
Round table group discussions: Exploring the challenges facing scholarly journal publishing in South Africa:
Click on the links below to access the group presentations.
- A1. Peer review process
- A2. Peer review process
- A3. Peer review process
- A4. Peer review process
- B1. (Open Access) online journals
- B2. (Open Access) online journals
- C. Succession planning within journals
- D. Digital publishing tools
- E. Publishing data sets
- F. DHET Research Output Policy
- G. Legal and unethical practices
- H. Evaluating standing of journal
Tweets at the event: #NSEF2016
@ASSAf_Official: “This is great! I was able to follow the NSEF/ASSAf workshop even with the flight delays. I was able to catch up. Keep it up!” Prof Voster Muchenje, Chair
Chairs of round table discussions
Back row: Shannon Hoctor, Pierre de Villiers, Keyan Tomaselli, Voster Muchenje, Herbert Maserumule, Andries van Aarde, Dan Parker
Front row: John Butler-Adam, Charles Ngwena, Ingrid Nye, Michelle Hamer, Ina du Toit
More about the theme: Disruptive trends challenging scholarly publishing.
“A disruptive innovation is an innovation that creates a new market and value network and eventually disrupts an existing market and value network, displacing established market leaders and alliances. The term was defined and phenomenon analyzed by Clayton M. Christensen beginning in 1995.” Disruptive innovation – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
New technologies – including technologies enabling Open Access – are disrupting scholarly publishing on a daily basis. Suddenly it is no longer sufficient to only have articles online available in pdf. No – it also has to be available in xml and e-pub format. For authors to become digitally connected to their research, a digital researcher ID has become a requirement. Without a digital object identifier assigned to individual articles, it is apparently easy to lose track of articles in cyberspace. Feeling overwhelmed already? The technology offers many benefits, but at the same time many challenges.