Researcher Centric Scholarly Communication at The Web Conf 2018

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Researcher Centric Scholarly Communication co-located with The Web Conf 2018
Lyon, France

Researcher Centric Scholarly Communication

The purpose of this workshop is the mobilisation of a core group of researchers and practitioners to investigate the core characteristics of a minimal viable platform for scholarly communication that is researcher-centric, interlinked, and web-native. As visible outcomes, this workshop aims to deliver insights regarding these core characteristics and will determine the most appropriate approach to engage in a sustained effort aimed at tackling technical challenges and promoting adoption of solutions.

The workshop will be held at the The Web Conf 2018 and host invited talks and research presentations. If you would like to share your research at the workshop, respond to the call, and we will ensure your contribution is reviewed accordingly. We encourage all research contributions (articles and reviews) to be part of the Linked Open Research Cloud (LORC). Check it out!

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This event was transcribed.

Timeline for the invited talks.


Publish an article on the Web, and send us the URL. You are welcome to share it via community chat. On we will snapshot the articles with, and ensure they get at least two reviews each from an open committe. Of course, because your article is public, anyone else can give you feedback too. We will let you know if you are invited to present in person by .


The overarching topic for the workshop is web-based scholarly communication and its focus is on discussing how web standards and technologies can be used to achieve a minimal viable platform to establish a scholarly commons that meets the core requirements of a scholarly communication system, i.e. registration, awareness, certification, and archiving, and that is accessible to both humans and machines.


The format of your contribution is up to you to decide how best to convey your message. Use the presentation timing (15 minutes) as a guideline for how much content you want to submit.

The workshop will include an open dicussion session. We invite short blog post style responses to “I can’t use the Web to publish my research because...” which we will use to seed the open session.


The workshop organisers are Sarven Capadisli (TIB Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology), Herbert Van de Sompel (Los Alamos National Laboratory) and Dame Wendy Hall (University of Southampton).

Research contributions will be reviewed by these great individuals, and their contributions will be publicly accessible.