Activities and impact

The future of scientific publishing project seeks to create change in scholarly publishing by working in partnership with the scientific and stakeholder communities to normalize creative innovations among researchers and the institutions in which they work.

The Council is engaging and collaborating with its Members, with national and international funders, with universities, with open science bodies, with publishers and with individual scientists to create a powerful and broadly-based coalition for change to ensure that scholarly publishing supports open, efficient and accessible dissemination and use of scientific work.


Priorities for reform

zero draft working paper on priorities for reform of scientific publishing has been developed with input from the project steering group. This is intended to guide the development of an advocacy campaign around the eight principles for reform of scientific publishing, which were endorsed by ISC Members in October 2021 (see above).


Events

United Nations 3rd Open Science Conferene

8 – 10 February 2023

Mathieu Denis, ISC Senior Director and Head of the Centre for Science Futures, will represent the ISC.

View all upcoming open science events. Past events are also available here.


Knowledge-sharing events for ISC Members

In 2022, the ISC launched a series of online knowledge-sharing events for ISC Members and Affiliated Bodies on open science and scientific publishing.

Typing hands

The transition to Open Access in scholarly publishing: the landscape for society publishers

14 November 2022

A knowledge-sharing event for ISC Members and Affiliated Bodies.

The UNESCO Open Science Recommendation

14 June 2022

A knowledge-sharing event for ISC Members and Affiliated Bodies.


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