Presenter Profile Series: Ian Stewart

Today’s Presenter Profile Series features Ian Stewart, Production Manager for Marine Ecology Progress Series, Inter-Research Science Center in Germany.

A bit about Ian…

Ian is the Production Manager for Marine Ecology Progress Series for which he also occasionally still finds the time to copy-edit/proofread articles along with those of other Inter-Research (IR) journals. Additionally, he is a member of the IR management team, overseeing the areas of rights and permissions, subscriptions and subscriber-publisher relations, Open Access fee waivers, and other administrative tasks. Ian is a qualified librarian with a former library career mostly in rare books and heritage collections. He has also served on the National Council of the Library and Information Association Of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA).

Ian will be presenting on…

Title: Inter-Research Science Publisher (Oldendorf/Luhe, Germany): Presentation and Open Forum

Abstract: Inter-Research is a small, single-owner publisher that produces 8 academic science journals of high quality and well-established reputation, in particular the flagship journal Marine Ecology Progress Series, which in 2019 will celebrate its 40th anniversary. To begin this session, I will briefly introduce Inter-Research and what it does, specifically the processes an article goes through from submission for peer review to acceptance and publication. For the second and longer part, an Open Forum: here is your chance to discuss directly with a publisher and together with your colleagues those burning serials issues. The long-term economic viability of subscription publishing models versus Open Access models, price rises, future relevancy of academic journals as an information source, copyright and distribution control—the possibilities for a lively and interesting discussion are endless. I already have questions for you.

How you can contact Ian…

Email: Ian.stewart@int-res.com

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