SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

No. 23 of Session 2003-04, dated 25 February 2004

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

FIRST TWO EVIDENCE SESSIONS

Final announcement

Monday 1 March and Monday 8 March 2004

at 4.15 pm

in Committee Room 8

WITNESSES:

Monday 1 March

Panel 1

Robert Campbell, Blackwell Publishing

Richard Charkin, Nature Publishing Group

Dr John Jarvis, John Wiley & Sons Limited

Panel 2, at approximately 5.15pm

Mr Crispin Davis, CEO, Reed Elsevier

Arie Jongejan, CEO, Science and Technology, Elsevier

Monday 8 March

Panel 1

Julia King, The Institute of Physics

Sally Morris, The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)

Martin Richardson, Oxford University Press

Panel 2

Nigel Goddard, Axiope

Harold Varmus, Public Library of Science (PLoS)

Vitek Tracz, BioMed Central

For further information, please ring the Committee staff on 020 7219 2793/4, or refer to the Committee Office Information Line on 020 7219 2033. 

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Notes for Editors

Under the terms of Standing Order No. 152 the Committee is empowered to examine the 'Aexpenditure, policy and administration of the Office of Science and Technology and its associated public bodies'. The Committee was appointed on 12 November 2001.

The Committee announced its inquiry into scientific publications on 10 December 2003, see Press Notice No 03 of Session 2003-04. Further sessions with libraries, academics and Government are planned for April and May. Witnesses to be announced.