The Geneva Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication
from 4-8 September 2023
Caldera Publishing Solutions (Westborough, MA, United States)
Kent R. Anderson is the founder of Caldera Publishing Solutions, a consultancy specializing in strategy, execution, and future planning, as well as the founder and editor of “The Geyser,” a subscription newsletter covering the information and technology space, with an emphasis on scholarly and scientific communications. He is a past-President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing and the founder “The Scholarly Kitchen.” He has been Publisher for Science and the Science journals; CEO and Publisher for the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery; an executive in the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Publishing Division; Publishing Director for the New England Journal of Medicine; and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. He’s served on numerous boards and advisory groups across scholarly publishing, advises a number of startups, and speaks occasionally. He is an award-winning writer, editor, and designer. He has a BA in English and an MBA.
The open science movement grew from actions on the outside of conventional practice. It has focused on the impediments to the flow of information and on challenging the systems and culture around them. As the movement matures to being the driver of new systems and a more open culture, it’s time to look at how well these are meeting the needs of research and of wider society. Both access to and the creation of research information and data have expanded rapidly, while researchers and research users complain of information overload. Will we revert to known networks and prestige to judge what’s worthy of attention? How can research outputs avoid being a ‘data exhaust’: what are the quality and usability gateways? And how do we ensure that society at large is better served in the formulation of questions and the generation of answers? In this session we will discuss an open science future that is responsive and purposeful and the source of meaningful change