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Emerging publishing models

  • 27 September 2023 |
  • 09:00
Sala La Cátedra


Vinciane Gaillard

Vinciane is Deputy Director for Research and Innovation at EUA. She is responsible for EUA's comprehensive approach to the transition to Open Science. As such, Vinciane oversees the Association’s work to help its members transition to Open Science, contribute to the development of national, European and institutional policies conducive to the mainstreaming of Open Science and encourage universities to play a proactive role in the regulatory and financial frameworks shaping this process. Prior to joining EUA in 2019, Vinciane worked as a scientist and then as research manager in the field of cognitive psychology/neurosciences for more than fifteen years. She holds a doctorate in Psychology from the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium. [photo credit: © Aude Vanlathem (Belgium)]

Academic communication plays a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth functioning of science and technology systems. It operates through two distinct paradigms - the robust, highly profitable publishing industry backed by major conglomerates, and the non-commercial model championed by universities, public research centers, scientific societies, and non-profit organizations. The coexistence of these options is sustained by public funds dedicated to research and development (R&D) and university library budgets, with each embodying a unique approach to ensuring the sustainability of our research systems.

This session seeks to delve deep into the intricacies of the scientific information market, shedding light on how these divergent models interact with the principles of open science. By examining their impacts, we will better understand the dynamics of academic communication and its implications for fostering a more inclusive and sustainable research landscape. Join us as we explore the transformative potential of open science practices in reshaping the future of academic communication.

Key topics of this panel session will include:

  1. Diamond academic publishing model
  2. Challenges and opportunities for multilingual publishing: language barriers, translation technologies, and cultural nuances.
  3. The multifaceted dimensions of sustainability in the ever-evolving knowledge communication ecosystem.
  4. Research infrastructures and open software emerged as pivotal elements in reshaping the academic publishing landscape.


Emanuel Kulczycki

Emanuel Kulczycki – Professor of Scholarly Communication at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, and a science policy advisor. Served as the chair of the European Network for Research Evaluation in the Social Sciences and the Humanities (2018-2020) and is a co-founder of the Helsinki Initiative on Multilingualism in Scholarly Communication. Recently published The Evaluation Game: How Publication Metrics Shape Scholarly Communication (Cambridge University Press, 2023) and co-edited the Handbook on Research Assessment in the Social Sciences (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2022). More information:

Javier de la Cueva

Javier de la Cueva (Madrid, 1962) works as a lawyer specialized in intellectual property rights, as a lecturer in the Instituto de Empresa University and as a researcher in several EU Horizon projects, where he contributes in legal and philosophical matters as he also holds a master and a PhD in Philosophy. He is member of the pool of Open Science evaluators of the Swiss Universities and participated as independent advisor in the team who drafted the Spanish National Open Science Strategy (ENCA) 2023-2027. He uses GNU/Linux since 1998 and is a system administrator under this operating system since 2003. His last work was the report mandated by the EU Commission 'Open Science and Intellectual Property Rights. How can they better interact? State of the art and reflections' (2022).

Didier Torny

Didier Torny, trained as a sociologist, is a senior researcher at CNRS in Paris. In CSI (UMR 9217, Mines Paris), he currently works on on the political economy of academic publishing, including the funding models of open access publications. A member of the French Open Science Committee, he has been working on research evaluation, bibliometrics, peer review and the measurement of openness through the French Open Science Monitor. He is also a scientific delegate at the Open Data Division, at CNRS headquarters. He is currently part of the European-funded DIAMAS project on institutional publishing and open access. Didier Torny is the scientific director of Matilda.