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).


Global equity in OA publishing

Global equity in open access publishing

21-22 November 2022

The first in a workshop series on practical mechanisms and action plans to remove barriers for readers and authors.

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

Knowledge-sharing events for ISC Members

In the second half of 2022, the ISC will organize a number of knowledge-sharing events for ISC Members, looking at topics such as the landscape for scholarly publishing today and the normalization of preprints as a pathway to open science.


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