Following the very successful Society Workshops earlier in the year in London and Washington, DC, on the ‘Seismic Shifts’ in journal publishing, in October 2013 we are holding two editor Workshops on these Seismic Shifts, focusing specifically on the relevance and roles of ‘Metrics, Media and Marketing’. We hope to see our UK Editors in either Oxford (October 1) or York (October 3).
The Metrics, Media and Marketing workshops will explore discoverability, accessibility and effective impact in the dissemination of journal content in the complex online world, as well as looking at the value publishers, editors and authors themselves can bring to this process. Metrics, both traditional and ‘alt’, will be analysed and discussed, and breakout sessions will examine the role authors can play in promoting their own work as a supplement to publisher-driven marketing.
Further events on these issues, as well as extending the themes of our ‘Local Partnership, Gobal Network’ initiatives, will be held in South Africa, also in October, Japan (November), and in Singapore and Australia in February 2014. A series of events are planned in North America and elsewhere later in 2014. Run over many years, these events have become a recognized and enjoyable part of the Taylor & Francis calendar, and afford editors, Society Officers and, increasingly research funders and librarians, the opportunity to share experiences, swap ideas and learn about key publishing themes. We at Taylor & Francis really do value the information, ideas and feedback we receive from you, our key partners – it is crucial to driving forward innovative and responsive publishing.
These are invitation-only events, and I do hope to catch up with many of you at one of these sessions during the course of the next 18 months. As a taster to these events, please see the Press Release covering the latest highlights from the Journal Citation Reports.
Dr David Green