Changes in the world of scientific publishing

Scientific Meeting Genootschap

The rules and habits of scientific publishing are rapidly changing. But why are the big publishing firms still so powerful that authors do not receive any financial compensation for their work, have to pay to get their manuscripts published or to read their own publications, and have to give up their copyrights? What are the pro’s and cons of Open Access? Why is the number of new scientific journals exploding? How reliable are the contents of scientific journals? What is the value of the peer review system? And – most relevant today – how can a scientist be judged by his or her publications?

All of these issues will be discussed by two experts in this field: Barend Mons, professor in Biosemantics at the University of Leiden, and Paul Wouters, professor of Scientometrics and Dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, also at the University of Leiden.


  • Prof.dr. Barend Mons (Leiden): “Changes in publication culture”
  • Prof.dr. Paul Wouters (Leiden): “Open science: threat or stimulus for the quality of science?”

Time & location

  • Thursday 26 September 2019 at 18.00h
  • Collegezaal 4, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 15, Amsterdam
  • You are welcome from 17.30h for coffee, tea, and sandwiches. The lectures will start at 18.00h and end around 19.30h. After the lectures drinks will be served.


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