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Publishing another way: the epic of Episciences and overlay journals

Publier autrement : l’épopée d’Episciences et des overlay journals

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Published on Monday, February 06, 2023

Abstract

In the context of the profound digital transformation of scientific research, and in particular in enhanced knowledge dissemination, the epic of Episciences finds its roots in the beginning of the years 2000, when scientists want to take back in hand the whole process of publication. Nowadays, the platform contains close to 30 journals, covering a wide range of disciplines, from mathematics and computer science to the humanities and social sciences, among which diverse subjects like environmental studies and mechanical engineering. Throughout the presentations, the experience reports and a round table bringing together the journals that have made the choice to join the platform Episciences, these days aim to focus on the status of open access scientific publication, to consider the perspectives of the model of overlay journals and to place Episciences in the landscape of open science, on a national, European and international scale.

Announcement

Presentation

In order to celebrate ten years of Episciences, we organise a meeting on the 30th and 31st of March 2023 about the platform, the journals it hosts and about editorial models.

In the context of the profound digital transformation of scientific research, and in particular in enhanced knowledge dissemination, the epic of Episciences finds its roots in the beginning of the years 2000, when scientists want to take back in hand the whole process of publication. Nowadays, the platform contains close to 30 journals, covering a wide range of disciplines, from mathematics and computer science to the humanities and social sciences, among which diverse subjects like environmental studies and mechanical engineering.

Episciences works with the model of the so-called overlay journals. The concept rests on open archives such as arXiv, HAL or Zenodo that give access to scientific manuscripts (preprints). While this model is recognized and used for over a decade in certain scientific communities, its remarkable possibilities in terms of quality and the transparency of the editorial processes, the dissemination and the accessibility deserve to be considered more widely. Indeed, this approach conforms to the so-called diamond way, in which an open access scientific journal charges no subscription fees and also no publishing fees from the author (Article Processing Charge, APC) and is controlled by the scientific community. Episciences favors also complete openness of its publications in all stages of their production, from the submission of the manuscript until the final publication in the journal considered. By taking these steps, this gives back to the scientific community the capacity of focusing its efforts on one of its essential missions: the evaluation and the publication of scientific articles of high quality.

Throughout the presentations, the experience reports and a round table bringing together the journals that have made the choice to join the platform Episciences, these days aim to focus on the status of open access scientific publication, to consider the perspectives of the model of overlay journals and to place Episciences in the landscape of open science, on a national, European and international scale.

Programme

Thursday 30 March 2023

13.30 - 18.00

Welcome coffee (13.00 - 13.30)

Opening of the days

  • Welcome words – Nathalie Fargier (CCSD)
  • Introduction – Alain Schuhl (DGDS CNRS, to be confirmed)

Session 1: The adventure of Episciences

Chair of the session: Nathalie Fargier (CCSD)

  • Ten years of open access publication – Claude Kirchner (Inria)

A project supported by scientific communities

  • A tribute to Jean-Pierre Demailly – Christine Berthaud
  • Presentation of the epi-committies IAM, Maths and SHS – Jos Baeten (CWI Amsterdam), Stéphane Druel (CNRS) et Marianne Reboul (ENS Lyon)
  • Feedback from Mathematical Neuroscience and Applications (to be confirmed)

Break

A complete platform for editing and publication

  • A free and evolving software that combines a website for the journals with a editorial workflow – Raphaël Tournoy (CCSD)
  • A complete range of services to support users – Céline Barthonnat (CCSD)

Round table—A lifetime on Episciences

Moderation : Julie Giovacchini (Centre Jean Pépin, UMR8230 CNRS-ENS-PSL)

This round table focuses on the paths of several journals, their operation and their use of the platform.

  1. Creation and functioning of the journals Benoît Claudon (Épijournal de Géométrie Algébrique, Epiga) and Marion Maisonobe (Analyse de réseaux pour les sciences sociales / Network analysis for social sciences, ARCS)
  2. Communication / Diffusion Maurine Montagnat (Journal of Theoretical, Computational and Applied Mechanics, JTCAM) and Murray Elder (journal of Groups, Complexity, Cryptology, JGCC, to be confirmed)
  3. Copy Editing / Funding Stefan Milius (Logical Methods in Computer Science, LMCS) and Pablo Ruiz (Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities, JDMDH)

Convivial time (18.00 - 19.30)

Friday 31 March 2023

9.00 - 14.00

Session 2: The model of the journal, which new editorial models do we see today?

Chair of the session : Hélène Lowinger (Inria)

Traditional models and emerging models

  • The end of scientific publication? An analysis concerning legitimacy, predation and automation – Chérifa Boukacem-Zeghmouri (Université de Lyon)
  • Peer Community In and Peer Community Journal: what are the similarities, differences and possible expression in Episciences? – Marjolaine Hamelin, Denis Bourguet and Thomas Guillemaud (INRAE)

Overlay journals

Break

Session 3: Making scientific communication free

Chair of the session: Serge Bauin (DDOR CNRS)

  • The national context of Open Science – Odile Contat (MESR)
  • Transition Elsevier-The diamond model of Reviews of the Academy of Sciences – Justine Fabre (Académie des Sciences), Laurence Bénichou (MNHN) and Célia Vaudaine (Mersenne)

The European context of diamond journals

  • The OA Diamond Journals Study – Pierre Mounier (OPERAS)
  • Action Plan for Diamond Open Access – Zoé Ancion (ANR)  
  • Feedback from Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities, JDMDH – Laurent Romary (Director for scientific information and culture, Inria)
  • The perspectives of the platform (HALowin, OpenAIRE, EOSC) – Raphaël Tournoy (CCSD)

Closing lunch buffet

Inscription

Inscription via Sciencesconf (création d'un compte obligatoire)

Places

  • ENS Lyon, site Monod - 1 place de l’École
    Lyon, France (69007)

Event attendance modalities

Full on-site event


Date(s)

  • Thursday, March 30, 2023
  • Friday, March 31, 2023

Keywords

  • publication, édition, science ouverte, revue, archive ouverte, preprint, diamant

Contact(s)

  • Episciences 2023 Comité d’organisation
    courriel : episciences2023 [at] sciencesconf [dot] org

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Céline Barthonnat
    courriel : celine [dot] barthonnat [at] ccsd [dot] cnrs [dot] fr

License

CC0-1.0 This announcement is licensed under the terms of Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal.

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« Publishing another way: the epic of Episciences and overlay journals », Study days, Calenda, Published on Monday, February 06, 2023, https://doi.org/10.58079/1ahp

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