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Workshop on Mathematics Journals February 14, 2011 - February 16, 2011
Registration Deadline: February 14, 2011 almost 4 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: November 14, 2010 about 4 years ago
Organizers James M Crowley (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics), Susan Hezlet* (London Mathematical Society), Robion C Kirby (University of California, Berkeley), and Donald E McClure (American Mathematical Society)
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Description

Mathematics relies on its journal literature as the main conduit for peer review and dissemination of research, and it does so more heavily and differently than other scientific fields. The conflict between universal access and the traditional subscription model that funds the journals has been debated for the past decade, while hard data on financial sustainability and usage under the different models has been slow to appear. However the last ten years have seen the move from print to the electronic version of journals becoming the version of record, and the workshop plans to take an evidence-based approach to discussing dissemination, access and usage of mathematics journals.

The workshop will discuss what is important and unique to the publishing of mathematical research articles and how we can best ensure that publishing practices support peer reviewed research in the long term. Much of the current discussion is taking place between funders and publishers, including learned societies, but not directly with mathematicians. A second goal is to see if we can find a consensus of opinion on what is important about journal publishing to mathematicians, i.e., where the balance lies between the desire for profits from publishing and the broader dissemination of research.

Report

Update March 29, 2011: A "white paper" is available for download here.


Invited speakers

Sir John Ball (University of Oxford, UK)
Jean-Pierre Bourguignon (Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques - IHES, France)
David Clark (Elsevier)
Jim Crowley (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics)
David Gabai (Princeton University and Annals of Mathematics)
Robert Guralnick (University of Southern California)
Susan Hezlet (London Mathematical Society, UK)
Carol Hutchins (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences)
Rob Kirby (University of California, Berkeley)
Hans Koelsch (Springer)
Matthias Kreck (University of Bonn)
Angus Macintyre (Queen Mary College, University of London, UK)
Paolo Mangiafico (Duke University)
Don McClure (American Mathematical Society)
Sam Rankin (American Mathematical Society)
Bernard Teissier (Jussieu Institute of Mathematics, France)
John Vaughn (Association of American Universities)
Mira Waller (Project Euclid, joint venture between Cornell University Library and Duke University Press)
Tom Ward (University of East Anglia)


Accommodation

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Rose Garden Inn. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-992-9005 OR directly on their website. Click on Corporate at the bottom of the screen and when prompted enter code MATH (this code is not case sensitive). By using this code a new calendar will appear and will show MSRI rate on all room types available.

The cut-off date for reservations is January 31, 2011.

New, completely renovated Hotel Shattuck Plaza has rooms available for you!

MSRI’s preferred rate is $131. Guests can either call the hotel’s main line, 510-845-7300, and ask for the MSRI rate or go to http://www.hotelshattuckplaza.com, click on "Corporate Rates" in the reservation screen and type the code msri10.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Durant. Please mention the workshop name and reference the following code when making reservations via phone, fax or e-mail: MSRIRANDOMMATRIX. If you are making your reservations on line, please go to Hotel Durant website, choose your dates of stay and enter the "123MSRI" promo code in the box. The cut-off date for reservations is January 12, 2011. The rate is $110 per night plus tax.

 

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To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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MSRI has preferred rates at the Rose Garden Inn, depending on room availability. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-992-9005 OR directly on their website. Click on Corporate at the bottom of the screen and when prompted enter code MATH (this code is not case sensitive). By using this code a new calendar will appear and will show the MSRI rate on all room types available.

MSRI has preferred rates at the Hotel Durant. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-238-7268. When making reservations, guests must request the MSRI preferred rate. If you are making your reservations on line, please go to this link and enter the promo/corporate code 123MSRI. Our preferred rate is $139 per night for a Deluxe Queen/King, based on availability.

MSRI has preferred rates of $149 - $189 plus tax at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, depending on room availability. Guests can either call the hotel's main line at 510-845-7300 and ask for the MSRI- Mathematical Science Research Inst. discount; or go to www.hotelshattuckplaza.com and click Book Now. Once on the reservation page, click “Promo/Corporate Code“ and input the code: msri.

MSRI has preferred rates of $110 - $140 at the Berkeley Lab Guest House, depending on room availability. Reservations may be made by calling 510-495-8000 or directly on their website. Select “I am an individual traveler affiliated with MSRI”.

Additional lodging options may be found on our short term housing page.

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Schedule
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Feb 14, 2011
Monday
09:00 AM - 09:20 AM
  Welcome
09:20 AM - 09:30 AM
  Introduction - Why are we here and what do we hope to get out of this?
Susan Hezlet
09:30 AM - 09:50 AM
  John Vaughn | Expanding Public Access to Research Results: Finding a Common Path Forward
09:50 AM - 10:10 AM
  The Work of IMU and CEIC on Journals and Related Issues
John Ball
10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
  Tea
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM
  Policymakers and Open Access
Samuel Rankin
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
  TBA
Jean-Pierre Bourguignon
11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
  The Manifold Atlas Project - a Model for Future Publishing?
Matthias Kreck (Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics, University of Bonn)
11:40 AM - 12:10 PM
  Panel Discussion
12:10 PM - 01:40 PM
  Lunch
01:40 PM - 01:45 PM
  Introduction to Session 2
Donald McClure (Brown University)
01:45 PM - 02:05 PM
  Report by participants on conversations with the National Science Foundation, the National Science Board and the Office of Science and Technology Policy
02:05 PM - 02:25 PM
  Avenues for Mathematics Journals - on the road to 2025
Hans Koelsch
02:25 PM - 02:45 PM
  Everything you did before (and more!) but with a new financial model
James Crowley (SIAM - Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics)
02:45 PM - 03:00 PM
  Panel Discussion
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:15 PM
  Breakout Groups
04:15 PM - 05:00 PM
  Reporting Back and Wrap-Up Discussion
Feb 15, 2011
Tuesday
09:00 AM - 09:10 AM
  Introduction to Session 3
Robion Kirby (UC Berkeley Math Faculty)
09:10 AM - 09:30 AM
  Summary of Results of Day 1
Donald McClure (Brown University)
09:30 AM - 09:50 AM
  Remarks on the "Ecology" of Mathematical Journals
Carol Hutchins
09:50 AM - 10:10 AM
  The View from a Learned Society
Angus Macintyre (School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London)
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM
  Dynamics of Mathematics Journals from 2000 to 2009
Donald McClure (Brown University)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
  Access and Dissemination of Mathematics Journals: A Commercial Publisher's Perspective (with some Asides on Peer Review)
David Clark
11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
  Paolo Mangiafico | On the Exchange of Apples and Ideas: A Brief Overview of Emerging Models for Scholarly Communication
11:40 AM - 12:10 PM
  Panel Discussion
12:10 PM - 01:40 PM
  Lunch
01:40 PM - 01:45 PM
  Introduction to Session 4
James Crowley (SIAM - Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics)
01:45 PM - 02:05 PM
  A Charter for Sustainable Publishing
Bernard Teissier (Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu)
02:05 PM - 02:25 PM
  An Editor's view of recent challenges faced by the Annals
David Gabai (Princeton University)
02:25 PM - 02:45 PM
  Mathematics journals: who reads them?
Susan Hezlet
02:45 PM - 03:00 PM
  Panel Discussion
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:15 PM
  Breakout Groups
04:15 PM - 05:00 PM
  Reporting Back and Wrap-Up Discussion
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
  Reception
Feb 16, 2011
Wednesday
09:00 AM - 09:10 AM
  Introduction to Session 5
Susan Hezlet
09:10 AM - 09:30 AM
  Summary of Results of Day 2
James Crowley (SIAM - Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics)
09:30 AM - 09:50 AM
  Tom Ward | The mill(in)er's tale
09:50 AM - 10:10 AM
  The Economics of Math Journals Supported by Page Charges
Robion Kirby (UC Berkeley Math Faculty)
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM
  Random Thoughts on Mathematical Journals
Robert Guralnick (University of Southern California)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
  Mira Waller | Nonprofit Publishing: Juggling Resources and Balancing Conflicting Needs
11:20 AM - 11:50 AM
  Panel Discussion
11:50 AM - 12:20 PM
  Breakout Groups
12:20 PM - 01:00 PM
  Reporting Back and Wrap-Up Discussion
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
  Lunch