Melba symposium initiative
The MELBA Journal is excited to announce a new initiative that aims to increase engagement between authors and readers, and spotlight high quality papers.
We plan to have an online (virtual) symposium, multiple times a year, where two or three papers that were previously published in MELBA, will be presented by the authors and interactively discussed in detail. Each paper will have a dedicated reading group that might include editor(s) and reviewer(s) involved in the evaluation of the paper and other expert researchers in the field. This group will lead the live discussion with the author(s) of the paper during the symposium, where audience members will be welcome to participate too.
The first virtual Melba Symposium was held on May 5, 2022, between 9a-11a US EDT. Two papers, selected by a readers’ vote, were presented and discussed in detail:
- Raumanns, R., Schouten, G., Joosten, M., Pluim, J. P., & Cheplygina, V. ENHANCE (ENriching Health data by ANnotations of Crowd and Experts): A case study for skin lesion classification;
- Quiros, A. C., Murray-Smith, R., & Yuan, K. PathologyGAN: Learning deep representations of cancer tissue.