Multimodal Publishing – First International Symposium, February 23-25, 2022 (in person & online)

The First International Symposium on Scholarly Multimodal Publishing will be held at the University of Victoria Legacy Art Gallery from February 23-25, 2022 in Victoria, BC. Publishing multimodal research (video, sound clips, graphic stories, etc.) can be challenging for scholarly journals. There is no standard for guiding the peer review processes of these multimedia texts. It is also unclear how Open Access platforms (i.e. OJS) can technically support multimodal publications. This symposium aims at reflecting on how non-standard innovative scholarly works can be published and disseminated in scholarly journals. 

During this two-day event, experts, scholars, librarians and graduate students will be invited to share their knowledge, expertise and ideas about how to develop standards to guide peer review processes of multimodal submissions, as well as to identify the technical challenges and opportunities afforded by Open Access production and publishing platforms. 

Designing a useful textbook for an open access audience – Q and A with Filipe Campante, Federico Sturzenegger and Andrés Velasco, authors of Advanced Macroeconomics: An Easy Guide? | Impact of Social Sciences

Textbooks play an important role in defining fields of research and summarising key academic ideas for a wider audience. But how do you do this for an open access audience that is potentially unlimited? We talked to Filipe Campante, Federico Sturzenegger and Andrés Velasco¸ authors of the recently published LSE Press book Advanced Macroeconomics: An Easy Guide, about how the field has changed in recent times, what makes their approach to macro-economics distinctive, and what rationales and ambitions lie behind producing an open access textbook.

The medical journal as an open access multimedia platform for medical communication

“Medical journals are in the business of communication. Rapid changes in information dissemination mean that some journals, while conscientiously focused on improving the traditional journal model, have slipped out of step with modern communication practice. In keeping with the rest of the communication industry, medical journals will need to become more responsive, open, and accessible, focus on their changing audience, move from passive to active research dissemination, and create content in multiple formats. This is not about the future, it is about catching up with the present.”

Meiner forskarar må ha rett til å «klippe og lime» frå publiserte artiklar

From Google’s English:  “As I envision the future, the research articles are to a greater extent hypertext with the integration of data, cross-links, codes and in my case sound and images. You can call it a multimedia article, which in many cases can be the basis for other research, says Jensenius, who is a music researcher….”