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A one day symposium investigating scientific journal publishing - past, present and future.

In the early 21st century the world of scientific publishing is changing swiftly. Online publishing, open access, big data, innovations in peer review and commercial pressures have created a scientific publishing environment very different to that faced by scientists just 20 years ago.

This symposium will bring together scientists, historians of science, academics involved in current science journal publishing and editing, and science editors from major publishing firms, to discuss potential developments in science publishing and their historical context.

For further information please read the symposium announcement

Attending this event 

  • Free
  • Registration required 
  • 20 places available
  • Please contact Berris Charnley at if you are interested in attending, indicating briefly your reasons for attending and relevant experience. 

More information

The symposium is organised by the ‘Constructing Scientific Communities’ project. Conveners: Sally Shuttleworth, Gowan Dawson, Chris Lintott, Berris Charnley, Geoffrey Belknap and Sally Frampton.

‘Constructing Scientific Communities: Citizen Science in the 19th and 21st Centuries’ is a collaborative project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, based at the Universities of Oxford and Leicester, in partnership with the Royal Society, the Royal College of Surgeons and the Natural History Museum. For further information on the project see

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