The Future of
Scholarly Communications in Economics
Workshop, ZBW Hamburg, March 30–31, 2015


In recent years, scholarly communication has changed in several ways in response to the growth of the internet, for example open access to research findings and research data has become much more common. Moreover the Web has given rise to new forms of scholarly communication like collaborating and commenting on papers and evaluating and publishing of papers via social media channels, blogs, wikis, and scientific networks. These internet-driven changes to the research process are affecting the roles of publishers, libraries, and scientific communities.

Our workshop, co-organized by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) and the Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW) affiliated with the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0, wants to address these issues with several interesting presentations from economists and information scientists.


Workshop Committee
  • Mark McCabe (Boston University and University of Michigan)
  • Dennis Snower (Kiel Institute for the World Economy)
  • Klaus Tochtermann (ZBW Leibniz Information Centre for Economics)
  • Justus Haucap (Heinrich Heine-University of Duesseldorf)