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Scientific publication plays a central role in the production, certification, and transmission of knowledge.  But scientific publication practices are undergoing rapid change and confronting new challenges, including, for example, the developing of open access and predatory journals.

The conference will provide a platform from which to examine publication practices from a number of disciplinary perspectives, including historical, philosophical, sociological and scientometric.


Alex Csiszar, Harvard University, USA

Christoffer Basse Eriksen, Humboldt University, Germany

David Teira, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain

Eugenio Petrovich, University of Turin, Italy

Hanne Andersen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Haixin Dang, University of Nebraska, USA

Laura Søvso Thomasen, Royal Danish Library, Copenhagen

Robin Haunschild, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany

K. Brad Wray, Aarhus University, Denmark


Tuesday, May 7

9.30-9.45       Welcome and Introduction
                        K. Brad Wray

9.45-10.45     'The Philosophy of Open Access Publication'
                         David Teira

10.45-11.00   Coffee Break

11.00-12.00   'The Granularity of Authorship'
                         Hanne Andersen, University of Copenhagen

12.00-13.00    LUNCH

13.00-14.00   'Transparency in Academic Publication'
                          Haixin Dang

14.00-15.00   'The Historical Roots of Pilates Research' 
                         Robin Haunschild

15.00-15.30   Coffee Break

15.30-16.30   'The Informal Networks of Scientific Publications'
                          Eugenio Petrovich

Wednesday, May 8

9.30-10.30      'Antoni van Leeuwenhoek’s letters between the Royal Society and the Dutch
                          East India Company'
                          Christoffer Basse Eriksen

10.30-11.00    Coffee Break

11.00-12.00    'Hidden Structures – Exploring the Unpublished Visual Imagery in J. P.
                          Jacobsen’s Scientific Writing'
                          Laura Søvsø Thomasen

12.00-13.00    LUNCH

13.00-14.00    'Rethinking the Early History of Citation Analysis'
                           Alex Csiszar

14.00-15.00    'The Importance of Pre-publication Refereeing'
                           K. Brad Wray

15.00-15.30    Coffee Break

15.30-16.00    Roundtable 
                          Chaired by David Teira


The conference is open to all. To attend registration is required for a conference fee of DKK 300,- (DKK 200,- for students) that will cover two full conference days including coffee/ tea and lunches of both days.

Registration deadline: 23 April 2024.