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About SSP

The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), founded in 1978, is a nonprofit organization formed to promote and advance communication among all sectors of the scholarly publication community through networking, information dissemination, and facilitation of new developments in the field.

SSP members represent all aspects of scholarly publishing — including publishers, printers, e-products developers, technical service providers, librarians, and editors. SSP members come from a wide range of large and small commercial and nonprofit organizations. They meet at SSP’s annual meetings, IN Conferences, educational seminars, and Librarian Focus Groups to hear the latest trends from respected colleagues and to discuss common and mutual (and sometimes divergent) goals and viewpoints.

Mission Statement

To advance scholarly publishing and communication, and the professional development of its members through education, collaboration, and networking.

Vision Statement

SSP will be recognized by members and the global publishing community as the first place to turn for information and dialogue on current and emerging issues in scholarly communication.

Goal Statement

SSP is the community for everyone engaged in scholarly publishing, an organization where they find forward-thinking programs, important dialogues about the evolving scholarly system, and partners to share their expertise and progress.

What do you think is the biggest benefit of SSP membership?

SSP is governed by a Board of Directors, and its many activities are managed by committees, which report to the Board. To volunteer for an SSP committee, please complete the volunteer form.

A section devoted to SSP’s history, currently in development, will provide an overview of these activities since SSP’s founding and a fascinating record of the community’s rapid embrace of new technology over the years.

Administrative support is provided by the Resource Center for Associations in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

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