How AI Can Streamline the Peer Review Process

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
12 PM - 1:30 PM

Seminar Series on Selected Topics in Digital Publishing

Seminar Series on Selected Topics in Digital Publishing:
Future Shock Today: How AI Technologies will Change Scholarly Publishing

Fall Semester
HarperCollins/NY Office
195 Broadway
New York, NY
Or via webinar

The PSP Committee for Digital Innovation (CDI) is introducing another Seminar Series on Selected Topics in Digital Publishing.  

From the realm of fantasy, technology once only dreamed of is becoming a real part of our daily lives. But advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) are also making important in-roads into serious scholarly and professional research and communication and are poised to change how scholarship is done. These changes will present challenges and opportunities to the scholarly and professional publishing community, affecting not only how such scholarship is created and disseminated, but also providing new tools and processes enabling publishers to work faster, smarter, and to better effect.  

Whether it's research and content creation drawing upon huge volumes of data, finding cutting edge authors and more efficiently evaluating content while speeding the publishing process, getting that content to the right consumers and even opening new markets, or the ability of AI technologies to amplify human intelligence and improve on current technologies, AI promises to bring about significant changes in professional and scholarly publishing.

This seminar series will explore these topics and the practical aspects of the real applications of technologies that were once the stuff of science fiction.

Tuesday, October 17th – 12:00-1:30 pm
How AI Can Streamline the Peer Review Process
The volume of scientific publishing has mushroomed to more than 2 million articles per year, with manuscript submissions representing a multiple of that figure.  The resulting challenges to the established peer review system have prompted the adoption of editorial management systems that can speed up the processing of manuscripts from submission to review to publication. As these systems become more advanced, artificial intelligence may come to the fore as an important new element of the peer review process.  This seminar will address questions such as:

  • What functions should AI perform (and not perform)? 
  • How will authors change their submission strategies in the expectation that they will be judged by these systems? 
  • When and how might AI be able to identify “new knowledge”? 

Richard Wynne, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Aries Systems Corporation

To facilitate discussion and interaction, the number of attendees will be limited to 25 attendees in person.  We are also opening up the series as a webinar for those unable to travel to NYC for the course. 

Each 90-minute session, focusing on an important current issue in electronic publishing, will offer a 45-minute presentation followed by a 45-minute Q&A with discussion.  All sessions will run from 12:00 – 1:30 PM and a light lunch will be provided for those attending in person. 

These will be interactive sessions, so bring your questions for the panelists.

Registration Fees:
AAP Member: $50.00 (In person or via webinar – for one session only)
Non-Member: $70.00 (In person or via webinar – for one session only)