The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) has announced that its 42nd Annual Meeting, “Rethink, Reimagine, & Revolutionize the Future of Scholarly Communication,” is scheduled to be held from May 27-29, 2020, in Boston, MA. Registration opens in early February.
Inspired by the rich history of the host city, SSP’s 42nd Annual Meeting aims to focus on revolution in a rapidly changing industry. The scholarly communication community has had to deal with tremendous challenges and opportunities. How can scholarly communication professionals reimagine themselves to respond to the changes happening across the world? Subjects such as equity and inclusion, ethics, artificial intelligence, and open access mandates provide both opportunities and challenges. How do we ensure the inclusion of different perspectives and experiences as we forge a future path?
The SSP Annual Meeting Programming Committee has announced the following tracks: Tools & Technology; Culture of Change; External Pressures; Marketing, Sales, & Strategy; Professional Development; and &….
The world of scholarly communication will always rely heavily on technology. Sessions under the Tools & Technology track will focus on the latest developments in tools and infrastructure underlying the sharing of scholarship. The Culture of Change track will look at how the scholarly communication community is changing in ways big and small, thinking in new ways about diversity, accessibility, and inclusion, to name just a few. The business of scholarly communication has been facing significant transformations, and more are anticipated. Sessions under the External Pressures track will discuss challenges and evaluate possible solutions.
The market for scholarly communication continues to grow. The Marketing, Sales, & Strategy track will look at how evolving strategies to develop new products, reach new audiences, and find new ways to make research relevant to the world will be increasingly critical. The SSP Annual Meeting serves as an essential source for ongoing learning and education within the community. Sessions under the Professional Development track will aim to explore this area through innovative ways. Additionally, the conference often receives excellent submissions that stand-alone—proposals with strong content that don’t fit into one of the set tracks. The &… track will be a grab bag of these sessions. Ethics, early career issues, best practices in editorial and production, library concerns, or anything else!
In addition to choosing from several interest areas, attendees will not want to miss the additional meeting highlights. NEW! Pre-meeting Journal Publishing Training is an all-day session on May 27 offering multiple modules specific to journal issues. A NEW! Poster Session highlights unconventional thinking or innovation in publishing. Attendees will enjoy ample opportunities for meeting colleagues and sharing ideas at evening receptions, interactive lunches, and other events. The popular exhibit hall provides a central area to learn about new products, programs, services, and solutions.
Submissions for the brand new Poster Session and the ever-popular Previews Session close January 31.
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