Curing the Pathologies of Academic Publishing with Mike Eisen

Join us for “Curing the Pathologies of Academic Publishing” with Mike Eisen, a lunchtime event organised by Trinity’s Open Scholarship Taskforce and Science Gallery Dublin on April 26th from 12-2pm in Science Gallery Dublin’s Paccar Theatre.

Michael Eisen is a renowned Biology Professor at UC Berkeley and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He works primarily on flies, and his research encompasses evolution, development, genetics, genomics, chemical ecology and behaviour. He is a strong proponent of Open Access publishing and Open Scholarship, and a co-founder of the Public Library of Science (PLOS), a San Francisco based non-profit advocacy organisation and publisher dedicated to making the world’s scientific and medical literature freely available. Mike also recently became Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious Open Access Journal eLife.

Mike will give a talk about his background, of how research culture can be an obstacle to embracing Open Scholarship, as well as his role as Editor-in-Chief of a successful Open Access Journal. This will be followed by Librarian and College Archivist Ms. Helen Shenton ‘In conversation’ with Mike Eisen before opening to the audience for questions.

12.00: Introduction

12.05: ‘Curing the Pathologies of Academic Publishing’

12.30: Librarian & College Archivist “In conversation” with Mike Eisen

13.00: Q&A

13.30: Light Lunch

This event is part of the Unboxing Open Scholarship series, brought to you by Trinity’s Open Scholarship Taskforce. A Light lunch will be provided for attendees after this event.

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  • Where: Paccar Theatre
  • Price: FREE
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