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The last few years have seen major upheaval in the world of scientific publishing, in particular concerning the journal sector. Among the major causes are the ever-increasing role of online publishing, and the evolution of the accompanying leglslation. As a result, scientists, their institutions and learned societies, as well as scientific publishers, have to adapt, each in their specific way, to challenges ahead. In particular, the advent of Open Access Green and Open Access Gold completely redefines the economic model of journal publishing, and, as a result, the stance each player has to adopt with respect to publication of scientific results.

This session unites a number of major actors in Physics Publishing. Each will expose his / her institution's strategy in order to respond to the major changes at hand. Besides the impact of Open Access on Physics Publishing, the discussion will address such issues as institutional subscriptions, the role of local and national scientific establishments, the evolution of publishers' strategies, in the light of their different economic models, the role and response of the scientific community and learned societies, but also, the weight of impact factors and the use of scientiifc publishing in the evaluation of research.

The panel discussion will be preceded by presentations given by :

16:30 – 16:45 Gene SPROUSE, Editor-in-Chief, APS Publications

16:45 - 17:00 Eberhardt BODENSCHATZ, Editor-in-Chief, New Journal of Physics

17:00 – 17:15 Giorgio BENEDEK, Editor-in-Chief, EPL

17:15 – 17:30 Jean-Pierre FINANCE, Couperin Consortium for subscriptions to scientific journals (pending)

17:30 - 17:45 Maria BELLATONE, EPJ Steering Committee, Springer

17h45 – 19h00 Round table discussion, with

Maria Bellantone (Springer)

Giorgio Benedek (EPS / EPL)

Eberhardt Bodenschatz (NJP)

Jean-Pierre Finance (Couperin)

Martina Knoop (SFP, CNRS)

Gene Sprouse (APS)

Bart van Tiggelen (CNRS)

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