Open Journal Publishing: Interview with Professor Dieter Stein
28 February 2013
About this video
Bill Dutton interviews Professor Dieter Stein before his talk at the OII on open access journal publishing. Professor Stein set up an open access journal, enabling him to provide an insider’s case study of the decisions, motivations and constraints of individuals and stakeholders at different points in the development of a major open access publishing project in linguistics. His major argument is that publishing may cease to be a distinctive stage of science and become more embedded in the process of doing science, such as with scholars more routinely providing open access to data and other research outputs.
This talk was one of a series on Digital Scholarship supported by the Digital Social Research Programme of the ESRC and organized by Professors Christine Borgman and William H. Dutton.
About the speaker
Dieter Stein is Professor of English Language and Linguistics at Heinrich-Heine-University Dusseldorf (Germany). He obtained degrees (Staatsexamen) in Geography and English at Saarbrucken University (1972) and a Doctorate in English Linguistics at Saarbrucken (1975). After being part of a Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Sonderforschungsbereich on electronic language research and computational linguistics, he taught Applied Linguistics and Translation at Heidelberg University (until 1982). After his Habilitation at Aachen (1982) he was appointed professor for English Linguistics (text- and discourse linguistics) at Justus-Liebig-University Gieﬂen and transferred to Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf in 1990, where he has taught since then in courses for teacher training, as well as general Masters, BA and MA courses. He has served in most administrative capacities, including dean and several terms as chairman. He has also taught at various universities in the United States, Canada, Spain and Italy, was invited scholar at UCLA, Berkeley, UBC Vancouver and Stanford. His publications are on a broad range of topics ranging from the theory of linguistic change, via applied linguistics, the linguistics of discourse, to language and communication in the Internet, the theory of genre and the language of law and the development of modern English. He was President of the International Society if Historical Linguistics, he is currently President of the International Language and Law Society, he is also editor-in-chief of the Linguistic Society of Americaís digital Publication Portal “eLanguage”. He was the organizer and conference director of a number of major international conferences, including “Berlin 6”, the Max Planck Open Access conference at Duesseldorf. He was also involved in organizing “Berlin 6”, the Open Access conference at Howard-Hughes Medical Institution, Bethesda, MD, US. His current main research areas include: Language of the Law, Computer-Mediated Communication and language development.