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Provisional EASE Conference Programme

Valencia, Spain – 11-15 June 2020

1.30pm-5.00pmWorkshops (to be confirmed)
9.00am-12.00pmWorkshops ( to be confirmed)
3.00pm-3:30pmEASE AGM (members only)
3:45pmWelcome address from EASE President
4.00pmKeynote speaker: Monica Contestabile, Chief Editor of Nature Sustainability
5.00pmTea break
5.20pm‘EASE Forum – Live!’
6.30pmWelcome Reception
8.00amAsk EASE: General discussion with members of EASE Council
9.00amPLENARY: Preprints and open peer review, Are they sustainable?
Moderator: Bahar Mehmani, Elsevier
10.00amPoster presentations
10.30amCoffee break
11.00amParallel session 1: Is the concept of predatory publishing built on western bias?
Moderator: Duncan Nicholas, DN Journals
 Parallel session 2: Do we need technology to be sustainable?
Moderator: Rachael Lammey, Crossref
1.45pmDebate 1: This house believes “all peer review must be fully transparent, names revealed and reviews posted”
Moderator: Ana Marusic
 Debate 2: This house believes “Editors should ban any citations to predatory journals”
Moderator: Herve Maisonneuve
2.45pmPoster presentations
3.15pmTea break
3.45pmParallel session 1: What environmental responsibilities do editors have?
Moderator: Stephan Mertens, Deutsches Ärzteblatt
 Parallel session 2: Metrics and open science – are they compatible? Moderator: to be confirmed
4.45pmTea break
5.15pm‘EASE Forum Live!’
6:15pmEnd of conference day
8.00pmConference Dinner
9.00amParallel session 1: Promoting gender, cultural and geographic diversity in scientific journals.
Moderator: Joan Marsh, The Lancet
 Parallel session 2: Do ScholComms need to be translated for all communities?
Moderator: Yateendra Joshi
10.30amCoffee break
11.00amParallel session 1: How should editors deal with research data?
Moderator: Remedios Melero, CSIC
 Parallel session 2: How do we ensure the sustainability of local journals? (panel discussion)
Moderator: Cem Uzun, Trakya University
12.15pmPLENARY: Meeting the challenges of publishing in a world of politicised science.
Moderator: Ines Steffens, Eurosurveillance
1.15pmPoster awards and closing ceremony
1:45pmClose of conference  

Sunday 3-6pm and Monday 9-4pm Workshop – How to be a successful journal editor: facilitator, Pippa Smart, PSP Consulting