The Future of Scholarly Communication in Economics

Objective of the project and research questions

This projects addresses issues corresponding to those of the Science 2.0¬† research alliance, in particular¬† the question: ‚ÄúHow does the internet change the way in which economists communicate with each other or disseminate their research?‚ÄĚ
Under this topical umbrella we want to discuss especially the following aspects:

  • Pros/cons of the review process, and new ideas for improvements
  • Different methods to measure reputation
  • Impact of open access on the publication market
  • Inclusion of research data in the publication process
  • The changing role of publishers, libraries, and scientific communities
  • The potential of social media tools (blogs, wikis, Twitter, Facebook etc.) in scholarly communication

To discuss these questions, ‚ÄúEconomics ‚Äď The Open¬† Access,¬† Open Assessment E-Journal‚ÄĚ will organize a workshop and will publish a special issue with related papers.¬†

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