The next Naturwissenschaftscafé will take place on the 29th of November at 20:00 in Tunnel Vienna.
This times topic is going to be the business of scientific publishing and its implications on the community and will be presented by Manu.
Please have a look at the literature provided below:
The Guardian with an article about the business of scientific publishing and its historical development. (Gives a good overview of the problem)
An article by Neal S Young, John P. A Ioannidis and Omar Al-Ubaydli about the influence that current publication practices may have on science (especially life- and health sciences)
A blog post by Reinhard F. Werner: Why we should not think of PRL and Nature as THE top journals in physics
Wikipedia: The cost of knowledge protest.
Nicolas Gisin: Thought police on Arxiv.
Are there alternatives to main stream publishers?