Please note: Outputs from both part one and two of this meeting are collated on this page
In 2015 the Royal Society marked the 350th anniversary of Philosophical Transactions, the world’s first science journal, which introduced the fundamental concepts and processes of scholarly communication still used by almost 30,000 journals published today.
Download the report of all sessions (PDF, 1.3Mb)
Download the full detailed programme for parts one and two (PDF, 3Mb)
This report describes views expressed at the meeting and does not necessarily represent the views of the Royal Society.
The topics are covered in the order they were discussed during the event.
In April and May 2015 we held a series of discussions on evolving and controversial areas in scholarly communication, which looked at the impact of technology, the culture of science and how scientists might communicate in the future.
The topics discussed included peer review, the use of impact metrics in research assessment, reproducibility, ethics and misconduct, business models and profiting from publishing, and the mechanisms by which scientific knowledge is disseminated and assessed.
The Society convened major stakeholders including researchers, research funders, university leaders, policy makers, publishers and data experts to discuss these areas and to debate how science might be communicated in the future.
Follow the links below to listen to audio from each session:
These audio recordings contain views expressed at the meeting and do not necessarily represent the views of the Royal Society.
Part 1 (20 – 21 April)
- The future of scholarly scientific communication:
- Peering at review:
- Peering at review 2:
- Measuring science:
Part 2 (5 – 6 May)
- 'Play it again, Sam' – the reproducibility problem:
- 'Breaking Bad' – dealing with fraud and misconduct:
- The journal article – is the end in sight?:
- Scientists or shareholders – is profit fundamental to a sustainable model?: