Workshop “The Future of Scholarly Communication in Economics”

March 3031, 2015, ZBW, Hamburg, Germany


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March 30, 2015


Welcome Address: Korinna Werner-Schwarz, Kiel Institute for World Economics, Managing Editor of "Economics - The Open Access, Open Assessment E-Journal"

Welcome Address: Klaus Tochtermann, ZBW Leibniz Information Centre for Economics

Workshop Opening: Mark McCabe, Boston University and  University of Michigan


Keynote Speech: Opening Access to Research, Mark Armstrong, Oxford University


I. Challenges in the Publication Process: Advanced Peer  Review and New Journal Formats

·         Sacred Cows in Research Evaluation and How to Overcome Them, Bruno S. Frey, Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen; Margit Osterloh, CREMA, Zurich


Coffee Break


·         Replication in Economics: A Progress Report, Maren Duvendack, University of East Anglia (joint work with Richard W. Palmer-Jones, University of East Anglia; W. Robert Reed, University of Canterbury) full paper

·        On the Need for a Replication Journal, Christian Zimmermann, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

II. Features of Scholarly Communication: Citations and Data

·      The hybrid open access citation advantage: How many more cites is a $3,000 fee buying you?, Frank Müller-Langer, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich (joint work with Richard Watt, University of Canterbury, New Zealand)


Dinner (Restaurant “Parlament”, Hamburg Town Hall)

March 31, 2015


·         Of Visibility and Cites: An Analysis of Order Effects in NBER Weekly Email Announcements, Patrick Gaule, CERGE-EI, Prague (joint work with Daniel Feenberg, NBER; Ina Ganguli, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Jonathan Gruber, MIT)


Coffee Break


III. New Collaboration Possibilities: Social Networks and Social Media

·         Friends in Central Places—The Value of Formal and Informal Intellectual Collaboration, Michael Rose, ASP, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (joint work with Co-Pierre Georg, University of Cape Town)

·        Quo Vadis German Scholarly Communication in Economics? An Analysis on the Use of Social Media, Isabella Peters and Athanasios Mazarakis (ZBW Leibniz Information Centre for Economics) full paper


Wrap-Up of the Workshop and Farewell: Mark McCabe, Boston University and University of Michigan