Pandelis Perakakis

Scholarly Communication

A long research on scholarly communication and evaluation has led to the founding of Open Scholar, an international organisation of researchers committed to developing and promoting alternatives to today’s problematic model of academic publishing. Read about some of our ideas at the organisation’s website and the related publications, and feel free to contact me with your comments and suggestions!

Related publications

  1. Brembs, B., Huneman, P., Schönbrodt, F., Nilsonne, G., Susi, T., Siems, R., Perakakis, P., Trachana, V., Ma, L., & Rodriguez-Cuadrado, S. (2023). Replacing academic journals. Royal Society Open Science, 10(7), 230206.
  2. Perakakis, P., Ponsati, A., Bernal, I., Sierra, C., Osman, N., Mosquera-de-Arancibia, C., Lorenzo, E. (2017). OPRM: Challenges to Including Open Peer Review in Open Access Repositories. Code4LIb, 35.
  3. Taylor, M., Perakakis, P., Trachana, V., Gialis, S. (2014). Rankings are the sorcerer’s new apprentice. Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, 13: pp. 10.
  4. Perakakis, P., Taylor, M. (2013). Academic self-publishing: a not-so-distant future. Prometheus, 31(3), pp. 257–263.
  5. Perakakis P., Taylor M., Mazza G.M., Trachana V. (2011). Understanding the role of open peer review and dynamic academic articles. Scientometrics. 88 (2), pp. 669–673.
  6. Perakakis P., Taylor M., Trachana, V. (2010). The roads to open access. 2010 World Social Science Report. UNESCO Publishing, Paris. ISBN: 978-92-3-104131-0.
  7. Perakakis P., Taylor M., Mazza G.M., Trachana V. (2010). Natural selection of academic papers. Scientometrics 85 (2), 553–559.
  8. Taylor M., Perakakis P., Trachana V. (2007). The siege of science. Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics 8(1), 17–40.
  9. Perakakis, P., Taylor M., Buela-Casal, G., Checa, P. (2005). A Neuro-Fuzzy System to Calculate a Journal Internationality Index. CEDI proceedings. 13–16 September, Granada, Spain.

Invited talks and workshops

  1. Ciencia abierta: contexto histórico y cambios actuales en la validación, evaluación y comunicación de la producción científica. PhD course 2023–2024. University of Malaga, Spain.
  2. Guía del autoestopista hacia la libertad académica. Course on Open Science organised by SEPNECA/SEPEX/SEPSICOBIO/UAM. March 5th, Madrid. 
  3. Introducción a la Ciencia Abierta: Transformando la Investigación para un Futuro Sostenible. PhD Course 2023–2024. University of Jaen, Spain.
  4. DeMéritos de la investigación científica. Invited round table at the Jornada Inter-CRECS 2023, Madrid, Spain. Video
  5. Innovación en prácticas de revisión por pares. Invited talk at the Conference on the foundations for the advancement of open science, organised by CSIC. September 4–6, 2023. Cuenca, Spain.
  6. Open Science with public infrastructure. Talk at the Eötvös Loránd University. 25 April 2023. Video
  7. Ciencia abierta y su implicación en la evaluación de la investigación. Round table. 44th Annual Congress of the Sociedad Española de Bioquímica y Biología molecular. Malaga, 6 September 2022.
  8. Open Science: El papel de las revistas académicas. Invited conference. Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos. Madrid, 22 June 2022.
  9. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Academic Publishing. Invited talk at the Psychology department of New York University (NYU). 1 July 2021
  10. Science Collaboration and Open science. Roundtable panelist at the 1st Crowdfight Symposium on the Science of Collaboration. 15 June 2021. Video
  11. Hay vida más allá de las editoriales? La revista Psicológica y la nueva generación de comunicación científica. Keynote address at the annual conference of the Sociedad Española de Psicología Experimental. 21 April 2021. Presentation
  12. La crisis de replicabilidad en Psicología: problemática y propuestas. Programa de doctorado en Psicología: Ciencia abierta, replicabilidad y evidencia científica en la investigación en Psicología. Sevilla, Spain, 11–14 June 2019
  13. Open Science: What, Why, How? Hot Topic Lecture about open science. Ghent University, Belgium, 19, May, 2017. Slides
  14. Open Science in an Open World. The 2nd Homo scientificus europaeus Meeting. Barcelona, Spain, 16 May, 2017
  15. Why True Science is only Open Science. EURODOC2017. Oslo, Norway, 26–27 April 2017. Presentation
  16. “One damned thing after another” : The journal monopoly, how it came to be, what it means for science and what we can do about it. GATE CNRS. Lyon, France, 10 October 2016
  17. An Open Peer Review Module for Open Access Repositories. Dublin, Ireland, 13–16 June 2016
  18. Next generation repositories. COAR annual meeting. Vienna, Austria, 11–14 April 2016. Video
  19. Presenting the first Open Peer Review Module for Open Access Repositories. CSIC, Madrid, Spain, 27 April 2016
  20. Open Peer Review workshop. Goettingen University, Germany. 7 June 2016
  21. Modelos alternativos de validación y evaluación de la producción académica: hacía una evaluación mas eficiente, ética y transparente (Alternative models for the validation and evaluation of academic production: towards a more efficient, ethical and transparent evaluation system). Seminario sobre visibilidad y divulgación de la producción científica. Programa de doctorado en estudios migratorios. University of Granada, 5-6 February 2015
  22. New systems for scientific evaluation, peer-review and open access. Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Jardin Botanico, Madrid, Open Access Week, 22 October 2014. ConclusionsSlides
  23. Open, Portable, Decoupled – How should Peer Review change? SpotOn London, 8 November 2013
  24. Open Access to Scientific Reviews: Quantifying the opinion of peers. European University Institute, Florence, Open Access Week, 22 October 2013
  25. Current academic publishing and the LIBRE alternative. CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI8), University of Geneva, 19-21 June 2013
  26. Beyond Open Access: facing the real problems. Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich 5 December 2013. Video
  27. How the impact factor power law came to be and the new alternatives. European Association of Science Editors (EASE). Barcelona, Spain, 14 May 2007
  28. Putting The Impact Factor In Its Place With A New Approach In Bibliometry. Mediterranean Editors & Translators (METM). Barcelona, Spain, 27-28 October 2006

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