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Invitation to 'Town Hall' discussion on University journal subscriptions

You are invited to a 'Town Hall' discussion meeting to explore issues surrounding journal subscriptions by the University.
When Feb 22, 2017
from 02:15 PM to 03:15 PM
Where Unilever Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry, Cambridge
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  • What are the principles that should be used to decide whether to start or to renew journal subscriptions? 
  • How should we balance payment for subscriptions, for open access papers and for hybrid journals?
  • How should learned societies distinguish themselves from commercial publishers?

The University's current subscription deal with the RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry) expired at the end of 2016. Various deals are on offer from the publisher through JISC and a decision needs to be made on which deal (if any) to agree.

The discussions at the Town Hall meeting will inform the Physical Sciences Consultative Committee, which will make a recommendation on the renewal.

The RSC decision affects all researchers in the School of Physical Sciences, but the discussion will address journal subscriptions more widely, and will be highly relevant to postdocs and ECRs across all disciplines.

The discussion will be recorded so if you are unable to attend you will be able to catch up later. Your input is welcomed at the meeting and afterwards (to cmc32@cam.ac.uk by 24th February).

Please indicate if you will be attending on this Doodle poll, to give an idea of numbers.

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