The 2nd SPARC Japan Seminar 2010

"Journal publishing - current situation of overseas academic societies"

Time: July 6, 2010, 14:00-16:30
Place: National Institute of Informatics

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Moderator: Yuko Nagai (The Zoological Society of Japan)





Yuko Nagai
(Secretary-General, the Zoological Society of Japan)


Learned Society Publishing in the 21st Century



John S Haynes

(Vice President for Publishing, American Institute of Physics)



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John S Haynes (Vice President for Publishing, American Institute of Physics)

John began his career as a research chemist with a PhD from the University of British Columbia, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Oxford sponsored by the Canadian National Science and Engineering Research Council. He made a transition to scientific publishing in 1988 working for Taylor & Francis and then Academic Press. John spent 17 years at the Institute of Physics Publishing in Bristol, UK, serving from 1992 to 2001 as publisher of an impressive suite of physics journals, and from 2001 to 2007 as Head of Business Development, leading IOP’s international partnerships in China and Japan. Prior to joining AIP, John spent almost two years as Editorial Director for Royal Society of Chemistry, where he put in place an ambitious development plan. Along the way, he earned an MBA, honed his skills in a whole array of business models for scientific publishing, and has led publishing workshops for organizations such as INASP. John joined AIP early in 2009 as Vice President for Publishing. He is responsible for AIP’s publishing program including flagship products and services such as Scitation, UniPHY, and market-leading journals such as Applied Physics Letters and Journal of Applied Physics.

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Learned Society Publishing in the 21st Century

 (John S Haynes)

Learned society publishing goes back more than 350 years. Collectively, learned society publishers account for a significant proportion of the world's journals, but individually most are small with 90% publishing only one journal. The resulting landscape - a "long tail" of small players - brings richness and diversity to the market place but also introduces complexity and costs into the supply chain. In an environment of "big deals" and open access, this seminar will examine the challenges, threats and opportunities facing learned societies and their changing roles in scholarly publishing. The seminar will also provide an overview of open access and author rights.



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