Scholarly Communication

A long research on scholarly communication and evaluation has led to the founding of Open Scholar C.I.C., an international organisation of researchers committed to developing and promoting alternatives to today’s problematic model of academic publishing. Read about some of our ideas in the related publications and feel free to contact me with your comments and suggestions.

Related publications:

1. Taylor, M., Perakakis, P., Trachana, V., Gialis, S. (2014). Rankings are the sorcerer’s new apprentice. Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, 13: pp. 10.

2. Perakakis, P., Taylor, M. (2013). Academic self-publishing: a not-so-distant future. Prometheus, 31(3), pp. 257–263.

3. Perakakis P., Taylor M., Mazza G.M., Trachana V. (2011). Understanding the role of open peer review and dynamic academic articles. Scientometrics. 88 (2), pp. 669–673. 

4. Perakakis P., Taylor M., Trachana, V. (2010). The roads to open access. 2010 World Social Science Report. UNESCO Publishing, Paris. ISBN: 978-92-3-104131-0.

5. Perakakis P., Taylor M., Mazza G.M., Trachana V. (2010). Natural selection of academic papers. Scientometrics 85 (2), 553–559. 

6. Taylor M., Perakakis P., Trachana V. (2007). The siege of science. Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics 8(1), 17–40.

7. Perakakis, P., Taylor M., Buela-Casal, G., Checa, P. (2005). A Neuro-Fuzzy System to Calculate a Journal Internationality Index. CEDI proceedings. 13–16 September, Granada, Spain.

Presentations and workshops:

  1. Open Science: What, Why, How? Hot Topic Lecture about open science. Ghent University, Belgium, 19, May, 2017. Slides
  2. Open Science in an Open World. The 2nd Homo scientificus europaeus Meeting. Barcelona, Spain, 16 May, 2017
  3. Why True Science is only Open Science. EURODOC2017. Oslo, Norway, 26–27 April 2017. Presentation
  4. “One damned thing after another” : The journal monopoly, how it came to be, what it means for science and what we can do about it. GATE CNRS. Lyon, France, 10 October 2016
  5. An Open Peer Review Module for Open Access Repositories. Dublin, Ireland, 13–16 June 2016
  6. Next generation repositories. COAR annual meeting. Vienna, Austria, 11–14 April 2016. Video
  7. Presenting the first Open Peer Review Module for Open Access Repositories. CSIC, Madrid, Spain, 27 April 2016
  8. Open Peer Review workshop. Goettingen University, Germany. 7 June 2016
  9. Modelos alternativos de validación y evaluación de la producción académica: hacía una evaluación mas eficiente, ética y transparente (Alternative models for the validation and evaluation of academic production: towards a more efficient, ethical and transparent evaluation system). Seminario sobre visibilidad y divulgación de la producción científica. Programa de doctorado en estudios migratorios. University of Granada, 5-6 February 2015
  10. New systems for scientific evaluation, peer-review and open access. Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Jardin Botanico, Madrid, Open Access Week, 22 October 2014. ConclusionsSlides
  11. Open, Portable, Decoupled – How should Peer Review change? SpotOn London, 8 November 2013
  12. Open Access to Scientific Reviews: Quantifying the opinion of peers. European University Institute, Florence, Open Access Week, 22 October 2013
  13. Current academic publishing and the LIBRE alternative. CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI8), University of Geneva, 19-21 June 2013
  14. Beyond Open Access: facing the real problems. Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich 5 December 2013. Video
  15. How the impact factor power law came to be and the new alternatives. European Association of Science Editors (EASE). Barcelona, Spain, 14 May 2007
  16. Putting The Impact Factor In Its Place With A New Approach In Bibliometry. Mediterranean Editors & Translators (METM). Barcelona, Spain, 27-28 October 2006