The Future of Scholarly Communication in Economics: call for Hamburg, March 2015

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The Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) and the Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW) have announced an international workshop on the theme ‘The Future of Scholarly Communication in Economics’ to take place in Hamburg on 30-31 March, 2015.  Selected papers will be published in the journal Economics. IfW and ZBW invite “researchers from economics  and other disciplines to submit related empirical and theoretical  contributions.” Themes include: “Pros/cons of the review process, and new ideas for improvements; Different methods to measure reputation; Impact of open access on the publication market; Inclusion of research data in the publication process; The changing role of publishers, libraries, and scientific communities; The potential of social media tools (blogs, wikis, twitter, facebook etc.) in scholarly communication.”  The deadline for workshop paper submissions is 30 November. The deadline for submissions to the special issue of ‘Economics’ is 4 May 2015.