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May 2014

Crimson Participates at the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) 36th Annual Meeting in Boston (May 28–30)

The 36th Annual Meeting of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) held in Boston, May 28–30, witnessed a massive, record-setting turnout of more than 900 attendees from the global scholarly community. The theme of this year’s meeting was “Who’s at Stake and What’s at Stake? Looking Outward at the Future of Scholarly Publishing.”

SSP’s mission is "to advance scholarly publishing and communication, and the professional development of its members through education, collaboration, and networking.” This year’s meeting took off with dynamic keynote presentations from Rick Joyce, Chief Marketing Officer for Perseus Books Group, and Chris Lintott, Astronomer at the University of Oxford. Mr. Joyce gave a passionate presentation about how to look at your publishing program and not be afraid to make changes while Mr. Lintott spoke about the emerging area of “Citizen Scientists” and how they are truly helping advance research.

The breakout sessions provided excellent opportunities for learning as well as engaging with fellow publishing professionals. Some of the topics included;

  • Peer Review: Single Blind, Double Blind, Open, and Pre-Submission
  • Incorporating Multimedia into Journal Content; Much Ado about Mobile
  • How to Make Innovation Happen
  • Making Digital Pay
  • Learning to Let Go or How to Add Readers to Your Marketing Team
  • Improving Reader Engagement
  • Aligning 21st Century Skills across Publishing Communities
  • How Authors, Publishers, and Readers Are Using Altmetrics

An additional series of pre-meeting seminars covered topics such as Under the Radar: New Technologies and Global Developments for Publishers and the Changing Academic Landscape; Journal Production: The Basics and Beyond; Publishing Strategy: To Partner or not to Partner? and Open Access Mandates and Open Access “Mandates”: How Much Control Should Authors Have over Their Work?

Overall, this year’s conference was a dynamic meeting filled with positive energy. It provided us many opportunities to interact with both publishers as well as scholars and learn more about the challenges they are facing given the pace of change and innovation within the scholarly community, as it pushes for a more global dissemination of content through digital delivery.

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