R-D Seminar: Collaborative web authoring for 21st-century academic publishing

R-D Seminar: Collaborative web authoring for 21st-century academic publishing
June 20, 2017 11:00
CRIM (405, avenue Ogilvy, bureau 101, Montréal)

Collaborative web authoring for 21st-century academic publishing

(presentation in english)


Alberto Pepe, Ph.D., co-founder of Authorea. 



Scientists get recognition through citation and reputation. Open Science is the philosophical view that sharing benefits scientific research and, hence, that barriers to sharing ideas and methods should be lowered as much as possible. The practice of Open Science addresses the question of how to lower these barriers, whether cultural, systemic, methodological or technical. Authorea is a new collaborative, web-based platform that lowers these barriers via a technological solution for writing, editing and publishing that covers the research cycle from writing a first draft, through to submission and publication. Authorea lets you integrate data, code, and all the materials needed to reproduce scientific results in your papers. This makes it easier to share, paving the way for transparency and reproducibility. The platform is now in use at each of the top 100 research universities worldwide, across a diverse set of fields ranging from astrophysics to zoology.



Alberto Pepe is the co-founder of Authorea. He recently finished a Postdoctorate in Astrophysics at Harvard University. During his postdoctorate, Alberto was also a fellow of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. Alberto is the author of 30 publications in the fields of Information Science, Data Science, Computational Social Science, and Astrophysics. He obtained his Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of California, Los Angeles with a dissertation on scientific collaboration networks which was awarded with the Best Dissertation Award by the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). Prior to starting his Ph.D., Alberto worked in the Information Technology Department of CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland, where he worked on data repository software and also promoted Open Access among particle physicists. Alberto holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science and a B.Sc. in Astrophysics, both from University College London, U.K. Alberto was born and raised in the wine-making town of Manduria, in Puglia, Southern Italy. 


What is open science?

Authorea Think Collectively. Work Collaboratively. Write & research, together.


The CRIM Research and Development (R&D) regularly organises scientific seminars to foster the scientific curiosity of students, academics, industry and CRIM employees. Lecturers are internationally renowned experts; professors in CRIM’s partner universities; CRIM R&D personnel and graduate students.

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Free of charge. Registration required.

June 20, 2017. From 11:00 to noon.  At CRIM, 405 Ogilvy Avenue, suite 101, Montréal. 

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