NSEF 2016

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:

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:

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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

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.