4th joint seminar of JST and STM
The transformation in scholarly publishing: Research integrity and quality of publications/pre-prints and peer-review

Wednesday, 27 October 2021 ; this will be an ONLINE event.
Simultaneous translation will be provided.

The joint online seminar from the Japan Chapter of STM and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) will explore a variety of topics around research integrity bringing together funders, academics, publishers, governments representations and those with an interest in scholarly publishing.

Research integrity is a broad umbrella term which means conducting research in such a way that allows others to have confidence and trust in the methods and findings of research. It is about values and behaviors and fully supported by specialized tools in the digital environment. Peer-review is an essential element of the scholarly communication and documentation process and contributes to ensuring quality and trustworthiness of modern research. However, the role of peer review have been challenged by the new digital modes of publication. This seminar will provide some in-depth presentations about the role of peer-review, quality of publications, the role and challenges of pre-prints while also providing an overview of ongoing STM projects in this area.

The first session of the seminar hosted by JST will introduce trends in new forms of dissemination of research results, examples of preprint submissions and the use of preprints in published by Japanese institutions . JST is throughout 2021, holding seminars on the theme of diversification of research output dissemination and journals. This seminar aims to deepen understanding of the differences between preprints and publications.

The second session, hosted by STM will start with a presentation about an overview of STM’s activities in the area of research integrity with a focus to the peer review taxonomy project. The other presentations will elaborate on the role of new digital modes of publications (preprints) and research evaluation.


○Session 1 - organized by JST (5:00-7:00AM BST, 6:00-8:00AM CEST, 1:00-3:00PM JST)

13:00~13:05 Welcome and opening remarks by JST
13:05~13:45 “A New Direction for Disseminating Research Results”
HIKIHARA Takashi, Professor of Kyoto University
13:45~14:15 “The relationship between preprints and journals: from the point of view of a researcher and a journal editor-in-chief ”
TAKAI Ken, Director-General of Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science & Technology
14:15~14:45 “Preprint policy and future perspectives in the Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases ”
ATO Manabu, Director of National Institute of Infectious Diseases
14:45~15:00 Break

○Session 2 - organized by STM (7:00-9:00 AM BST, 8:00-10:00 AM CEST, 3:00-5:00 PM JST)

15:00~15:05 Welcome and opening remarks by the Chair and Vice-Chair the STM Japan Chapter
15:05~15:40 “Improving Research Integrity through Collaboration & Technology”
Joris van Rossum, STM Director for Research Integrity,
15:40~16:15 “Preprints, journals, and the balance of speed and quality in research dissemination”
Theodora Bloom is executive editor of The BMJ
16:15~16:50 “How to evaluate the quality of research publications: problems and suggestions”
Prof. Amane Koizumi, National Institute of Natural Sciences
16:50~17:00 Questions and Answer; moderated by the Chair/Co-Chair of the STM Japan Chapter
17:00~17:10 Break

○Panel discussion - organized by JST and STM (9:10-10:00 AM BST, 10:10-11:00 AM CEST, 5:10-6:00 PM JST)

17:10~17:55 Panel Session with all speakers; moderated by JST Dr. Yasushi Ogasaka
17:55~18:00 Closing remarks

*Simultaneous translation will be provided.
*Please be aware that seminar content, start and finish time are subject to change.

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