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13th GW Ethics in Publishing Conference Conference Schedule 2023

Registration is now open for the 13th GW Ethics in Publishing Conference!

  • Thursday, October 12, 2023 – 9:00 am to 5:15 pm EST

    • Hybrid Format—In-Person and Online Presenters and Attendees

    • GW Arlington Education Center, room 102-104, Ballston | 950 Glebe Road, Arlington, VA

  • Friday, October 13, 2023 – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm EST

    • Virtual: Online Presenters and Attendees

Registration is free of charge and open to all in the publishing, library, and scholarly communication community. Lunch will be provided to in-person attendees, and a social hour will follow the event.



  • In-Person: Choose “In-Person Attendee” if you are able to travel to attend the conference at the GW Arlington Learning Center in Arlington, VA. Space is limited. (Note: In-person attendees will also receive links to the live stream and recordings.)

  • Virtual: The conference will be live-streamed; sessions will be recorded subject to the individual preferences of speakers. Choose virtual attendees to register and receive a link to live-stream and recordings

ABBREVIATED SCHEDULE (see full schedule with bios and abstracts)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2023 | 9:00 am – 5:15 pm
GW Arlington Education Center, room 102-104, Ballston, 950 Glebe Road, Arlington, VA

  • 9:00 am  –  Welcome and Opening Remarks
    • Puja Telikicherla, Licensing and Subsidiary Rights Manager, American Psychiatric Association
    • John W. Warren, Director and Associate Professor, Publishing, George Washington University
  • 9:15 am  –  AI Panel
    • Moderated by Bradley Metrock, Digital Book World
    • A Categorization Structure for Understanding AI in Publishing Workflows, Adam Hyke, Coko, with Paul Shannon and John Chodacki
    • AI-Assisted Accessibility, Angela Lauria, Publisher, Difference Press
  • 10:20 am  –  C4DISC
    • C4DISC, Workplace Equity Survey Project, Anne Stone, on behalf of C4DISC, with Chhavi Chuahan
  • 11:15 am  –  Ethics in Digital Publishing
    • Ethics in Digital Publishing, Allison Levy, Brown University Digital Publications (virtual)
  • 1:15 pm  –  Welcome: Dean Liesl Riddle, College of Professional Studies
  • 1:30 pm  –  Open Access and Open Peer Review
    • Open Access Publishing: An Ethical Imperative for Government Publishers, Angela Anderson, Director, Marine Corps University Press
    • A 2-Year Journey in Open Peer Review: The Journal of Urology and Its Commitment to Transparency in Publication, Jennifer Regala, American Urological Association
  • 2:30 pm  –  Ways and Means
    • Authentic Organizational Storytelling and the University Press, Sophia Zengierski, Macmillan Learning
    • Cultivating a Culture of Transparency in Compensation, Melissa B. Schmidt, Director of Publications, American Anthropological Association
    • The Satisfaction Clause in Publishing Agreements: A Case Study of Its Purpose, Controversy, and Future, Maliea Ruby with Ooligan Press
  • 4:15 pm  –  Language and Multilingualism
    • A technology-based workflow for bilingualism from submission to publication for a medical journal, Ravi Venkataramani, CEO, Kriyadocs
    • Multilingualism in Ibero-America scholarly publishing. Translation, regions and languages, Edgar Garcia, Universidad Veracruzana
  • 5:00-5:15  –  Closing Remarks
  • 5:30 – In-person Social Hour to follow conference; location TBA

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2023 (online only)  | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

  • 11:00 am  –  Opening Remarks
  • 11:15 am  –  GWU Student Panel
    • Capstone Project Spotlight: Freedom, Representation, and the Future, Moderator, Randy Townsend
    • Part 1: Haley Baker, Jay Soglo, Violet Lane-Ruckman
  • 12:30 pm  –  Ethics in Scientific Publishing
    • Publish sound science: Educating authors on the value of Image integrity in Scholarly Publishing, Aashi Chaturvedi, Senior Ethics Specialist, American Society for Microbiology
    • Multicomponent Approach to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to Reduce Health Disparities, Advance Health Equity, and Improve Population Health, Dr. Leonard Jack, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  
  • 1:45 pm   –  New Frameworks and Narratives        
    • Library Publishing: A Panacea To The Challenges Facing University Press System In Nigeria, Asogwa Jude Ikechukwu, Godfrey Okoye University Library Enugu
    • Exploring Settler Engagement in Indigenous Publishing Initiatives, Jarin Pintana, Simon Fraser University
  • 2:45 pm  –  GWU Student Panel
    • Capstone Project Spotlight: Freedom, Representation, and the Future, Moderator, Randy Townsend
    • Part 2: Alyssa Dearborn, Liz Gillispie, Tia Gracy
  • 3:45 pm  –  Closing Remarks

The GW Ethics in Publishing conference is organized by the George Washington University Master of Professional Studies in Publishing program, in collaboration with the GW Journal of Ethics in Publishing.

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