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WATCH: How fast is too fast? Rapid response publishing in a pandemic

November 6, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

This event was part of the series Rapid or Rushed? exploring rapid response publishing in covid times.

About this Event

Has the pandemic changed social science publishing? As rapid response publishing becomes increasingly adopted by authors and publishers, this roundtable will ask if rapid responses are best suited to crisis contexts, whether the rush to publish compromises research integrity and if the new pandemic publishing strategies are here to stay.

Join us for a virtual roundtable discussion followed by a Q&A.

Registration via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-fast-is-too-fast-rapid-response-publishing-in-a-pandemic-tickets-126066509323


Richard Horton is Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet and the author of The COVID-19 Catastrophe: What’s Gone Wrong and How to Stop It Happening Again, published by Polity in June 2020. He joined The Lancet in 1990, moving to New York as North American Editor in 1993. In 2016, he chaired the Expert Group for the High Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth, convened by Presidents Hollande of France and Zuma of South Africa. In 2019 he was awarded the WHO Director-General’s Health Leaders Award for outstanding leadership in global health and the Roux Prize in recognition of innovation in the application of global health evidence. He works to develop the idea of planetary health – the health of human civilizations and the ecosystems on which they depend.

Joshua Gans is Professor of Strategic Management at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and Department Editor of Management Science. He has written many books, the latest of which is The Pandemic Information Gap: The Brutal Economics of COVID-19 that will be published by MIT Press in November.

Philippa Grand is Publisher for International Development and Research Methods & Practices at Bristol University Press and holds over seventeen years’ experience in publishing across social science subjects. Philippa completed a PhD in Modern British History at the University of Manchester in 2002 before moving into the world of academic publishing, and has worked with various leading publishers including Manchester University Press, Routledge and Palgrave Macmillan.

Qudsiya Ahmed is the head of Publishing – Academic at Cambridge University Press, India. She is responsible for the Indian publishing programme in social sciences, and science and technology. She has been in publishing industry for over a decade and has worked across the most reputed publishing houses. She has been instrumental in developing the South Asia Studies list at the Press since its inception in India in 2012 and has brought on board the most acclaimed academics and has published a vastly relevant portfolio of books on issues of contemporary relevance.

Myria Georgiou is Professor of Media and Communications and Research Director at the London School of Economics. She has an illustrious publication record and is the author or editor of five books, including Media and the City: Cosmopolitanism and Difference. Her work explores communication practices and media representations that profoundly, but unevenly, shape meanings and experiences of citizenship and identity. Prior to becoming a full-time academic, she worked as a journalist for BBC World Service, Greek press, and the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation.

*This event will take place online via Zoom. Attendees will be emailed a link prior to the event *. For queries, please email media.events@lse.ac.uk.

This event is hosted by LSE Impact Blog and Department of Media and Communications.

In partnership with Bristol University Press and The Transforming Society blog

The Transforming Society blog, published by Bristol University Press, aims to create positive social change by telling the stories at the heart of the research, from authors, editors and other contributors around subjects in and related to the social sciences. http://www.transformingsociety.co.uk/

How Fast is too fast – Rapid response publishing in a pandemic

On 6th November 2020 The Impact Blog ran a virtual roundtable to ask: How fast is too fast? Exploring the role of rapid response publishing in covid times.
Richard Horton (editor of The Lancet, author of the COVID-19 Catastrophe)
Professor Joshua Gans (author of the Economics of COVID-19)
Qudisya Ahmed (Head of Academic Publishing, Cambridge University Press, India)
Victoria Pittman (Heaf of Commissioning, Bristol University Press)
Chair: Professor Myria Georgiou, LSE.

Posted by LSE Impact Blog on Monday, November 16, 2020

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