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Melbourne Scholarly Summit | 2020

About the Melbourne Scholarly Summit

We were delighted to host a Scholarly Summit in Melbourne, Australia on Wednesday 19th February 2020. The day was packed with lively discussions around the theme ‘Fit for the future: Building an open and ethical research environment’.

This full-day event for Taylor & Francis journal editors and society partners in Australasia provided the perfect opportunity to discuss the key challenges facing these groups in a rapidly changing publishing landscape.

What was on the agenda?

We had a packed programme for this event, with sessions which explored a range of topics from open research to finding peer reviewers.

Tracy Roberts (Journals Global Publishing Director) kicked off the day with a welcome and introduction that provided an overview of the latest trends and developments in academic publishing, and shared company news including the exciting addition of F1000 Research to the Taylor & Francis Group.

Keynote speaker Daniel Barr (Principal Research Integrity Advisor, RMIT) shared his expertise on research integrity in Australia with a presentation which examined research governance in the region.

Janet Remmington (Global Portfolio Director) explored the findings of COPE and Routledge’s primary research into publication ethics in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

We were then joined by Martin Borchert (Chair of the Executive Committee, AOASG) who spoke about local open access movements; our own Matt Cannon (Head of Open Research) also presented on open scholarship, taking a more global view of trends in this space.

The final session of the day was a panel about peer review, featuring Alex Lazzari (Head of Humanities and Social Sciences International Portfolio) providing an overview of tools and systems for editors, followed by case studies of best practice from two of our local journal editors. Carolyn Stevens (Editor-in-Chief of Japanese Studies) shared her experience and tips for finding and rewarding peer reviewers, and Alan Reid (Editor of Environmental Education Research) closed the day with his strategies for finding quality reviewers.

Want to know more?

Check out the #ScholarlySummit20 Twitter Moment to get a real flavor of the day, and browse the photos and PowerPoint presentations below to catch up on the day.

Still have questions? Get in touch!

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