Call for Nominations: 2016 SSP Emerging Leader Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Emerging Leader Award, which will be presented at the 38th SSP Annual Meeting, June 1-3 in Vancouver, BC. Established in February 2012, this award acknowledges the achievements of up-and-coming leaders in scholarly publishing who are demonstrating their potential through outstanding service and contribution. Read More.

LearnedPublishingSmallLearned Publishing’s January issue is now available

Learned Publishing (LP) has achieved a double first with the January issue: this is the first regular issue that we have themed and it focuses on the topic of peer review. This is also the first issue we have published with Wiley. As announced last year, we have made the decision to partner with Wiley to contract-publish LP on behalf of ALPSP starting 2016. So, not only have we an issue crammed with fantastic content, but we also have a snazzy new platform (check out the enhanced HTML). Remember that access is free for all ALPSP and SSP members. SSP members,  please click here or log in to the member center on the SSP website to access the full content. Read More.

Librarian Focus Group returns to Washington this February with new format

The Society of Scholarly Publishing (SSP) continues its Librarian Focus Group sessions with “Provoking thoughts: The End of Libraries and Publishers as We Know It”. This will be a panel session held in Washington, DC, on February 2, 2016 at the American Geophysical Union. Read More.

JeffLang2016New Professional Profile

Meet Jeff Lang, Assistant Director, Platform Development, American Chemical Society Publications. Read More.

SSP Announces Search for Program Director

The Society for Scholarly Publishing announces its search for a part-time Program Director. The Program Director works collaboratively with SSP’s programming-focused committees, the Executive Director, and the Board, in setting strategic direction for development of all educational programing of the Society, including the annual meeting, seminars, webinars, regional programming, and training activities. This position provides continuity, guidance, support and standards (framework) for the committees that are charged with developing SSP’s educational and informational programs. This is a part-time contract position requiring an average 20-25 hours per week with the workload being inconsistent from week to week. View the job description at the SSP Career Center.

Interested parties may submit their resume to SSP Executive Director, Melanie Dolechek at by January 15. Compensation commensurate with experience and total qualifications.

idpf_sspSSP co-sponsoring Academic and Professional Publishing track at IDPF Digital Conference

The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) and the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) today announced a new, co-sponsored Academic and Professional Publishing track at the IDPF Digital Conference at BookExpo America 2016 (May 11-12, McCormick Place, Chicago). Read More.

SSP38thAM_SmallImageSSP 38th Annual Meeting theme revealed; call for participation

Crossing Boundaries: New Horizons in Scholarly Communication has been revealed as the theme of the Society for Scholarly Publishing’s 38th Annual Meeting, to be held June 1-3, 2016 in Vancouver. A Call for Participation has been opened for the event and proposals for sessions and will be accepted now through November 20. The organizers of the 24 sessions selected for the final program will be contacted in December to confirm their participation. Read More.

RegionalEvent_Durham_SmallScholarly Soup on the Menu at Regional Event in Durham

There was little doubt that the audience of the first SSP regional event in Durham, NC, was in for an evening of spirited discussion when Sarah Michalak, Associate Provost and University Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, offered her hypothesis for the future of academic publishing: a smart, database-like “soup” of articles detached from journal brands. Read More.


Catch the story behind the graphic murals at SSP’s 37th annual meeting

This year at Society for Scholarly Publishing’s annual meeting, we all saw ideas get shaped into an artistic canvas. These never seen before murals caught everyone’s attention and energized the ambience. Read More.

Melanie Dolechek Named Executive Director of the Society for Scholarly Publishing

The Executive Committee of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) is pleased to announce that Melanie Dolechek has been named the organization’s Executive Director. Dolechek most recently served as Director of Publishing and Marketing of Allen Press and co-chaired the SSP annual meeting in Crystal City in May 2015. Read More.

SSP Video Interviews

Watch three short video interviews with scholarly publishing professionals talking about essential publishing skills, the future of the industry and the benefits of SSP. Read More.

Annual Meeting Recap: A Look Back at SSP’s 37th Annual Meeting

Publishers and vendors, freelancers and editors, all came to Arlington, Virginia, last month for SSP’s 37th Annual Meeting where the theme was “The New Big Picture: Connecting Diverse Perspectives”. Over several busy days more than 900 attendees and 150 speakers shared ideas, best practices, and the latest news in scholarly publishing. Read More.

SSP Announces Newly Elected Officer and Board Members for 2015–2016 Term

The results of the recent election are in! Join us in welcoming the members to the SSP Board of Directors. Read More.

View the New Publishing & Information Science Programs Listing in the Careers Section

The Professional Development Committee is pleased to offer a list of educational and certificate programs in publishing, information science, and related fields. Read More.

Send Us Your News: SSP Has a New Page for Career Announcements

To highlight what’s happening in our community, SSP has added a page to our website where members can share their latest career updates. Read More.