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The Role of Peer Review & Open Access in University Knowledge Dissemination and Evaluation

EA Annual Conference in conjunction with Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz from Jan. 26-27, 2016

Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

This news release is available in German.

EA European Academy of Technology and Innovation Assessment and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz are partnering up in organizing a two-day conference titled "Innovating the Gutenberg Galaxis. The Role of Peer Review and Open Access in University Knowledge Dissemination and Evaluation" at the Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz. This conference from 26 to 27 January 2016 will investigate the role of peer review and open access in university knowledge dissemination and evaluation. The first day will address peer review with its role in ensuring quality and efficiency of knowledge dissemination and evaluation being the main point of interest. The second day will address open access in knowledge dissemination; to provide for well-informed reflection on the quality of knowledge evaluation, strong focus is getting placed on potentials and implications of new ways to disseminate knowledge. The academic discussions on peer review and open access will be guided, locally grounded, and summarized by an accompanying panel of leading academic professionals from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU).

Further information is available at http://www.ea-aw.org/20-years-ea/annual-ea-conference-in-mainz.html.

Please register online at http://www.ea-aw.org/20-years-ea/mainz-festivities.html or by sending an e-mail to 20years@ea-aw.de or event@ea-aw.de by Monday, 18 January 2016.

EA European Academy of Technology and Innovation Assessment GmbH

Science, technology and innovation change our societies rapidly. They open new courses of action and create opportunities but also introduce unknown risks and consequences. As an interdisciplinary research institute the EA European Academy of Technology and Innovation Assessment GmbH (Germany) analyses and reflects these developments. Furthermore, different future scenarios can be developed, and competing strategies experimentally tested in our EA Lab before they are implemented to provide guidance and policy advice to decision-makers. The EA European Academy was established as a non-profit corporation in 1996 by the Federal German state of Rhineland-Palatinate and the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

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Further information:

http://www.ea-aw.org/ - EA European Academy of Technology and Innovation Assessment

http://www.ea-aw.org/events/annual-ea-conferences/annual-ea-conference-2016.html - 2016 Annual EA Conference

Contact:

EA European Academy of Technology and Innovation Assessment GmbH
Wilhelmstr. 56
D 53474 Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, GERMANY
phone: +49 2641 973-300
e-mail: 20years@ea-aw.de
http://www.ea-aw.org

Nicole Walger
E-Science Services
Mainz University Library
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU)
D 55099 Mainz, GERMANY
phone +49 6131 39-20594
fax +49 6131 39-23822

e-mail: n.walger@ub.uni-mainz.de http://www.ub-eng.uni-mainz.de/

Related links:

http://www.openaccess.uni-mainz.de/open-access-short-and-simple/ - Open Access at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

http://www.uni-mainz.de/presse/16290_ENG_HTML.php - press release "Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz adopts Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities", 12 April 2013

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