Session 1 – Keynote presentation

Saturday, 25 June at 9.00am (local time)

The landscape of scholarly publishing in Spain

Dr Remedios Melero, Managing Editor, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) Spain and long standing EASE member, will open our 16th EASE Conference with her thoughts on the landscape of scholarly publishing in Spain. Dr Joan Marsh will introduce her and chair the Q&A.

Did you know that in Spain there are journals that are more than 100 years old or that most universities have their own university presses? Social sciences and humanities journals are the majority, and their publication responds to an open access  model distributed with Creative Commons licenses, that is why  some  can be described as diamond journals. Reme’s presentation will offer an overview of academic publishing in Spain, from free to commercial journals, and a brief overview of the profiles of their editors.

Remedios Melero


Managing Editor, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)Spain

Remedios Melero holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Valencia. He completed his doctoral thesis at the Institute of Agrochemistry and Technology of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). She became  editor of the journal  Food Science and Technology International, owned by CSIC and published by Sage, in 1992, what endorses her extensive experience in science publishing.

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Joan Marsh


Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet PsychiatryUnited Kingdom

Joan Marsh is the Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet Psychiatry. Joan was on the Council of the European Association of Science Editors for 12 years, including six as President. She is now Chair of its Gender Policy Committee and an Associate Editor of European Science Editing.

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