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12.20.2023 | SSP News & Releases

Announcing Our 2024 Fellowship Winners!

The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) has selected sixteen students and early-career professionals to be awarded a highly competitive Fellowship for 2024. The Career Development Committee selected these outstanding individuals from a robust applicant pool based on their high level of engagement in their fields and a diverse range of skills in scholarly communications.

Join us in congratulating the winners of our 2024 Fellowship:

  • Alice Burns, Liverpool University Press
  • Elizabeth Brown, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
  • Emma Ferguson, Emerald Publishing
  • Irina Cojocaru, Moldova State University
  • Jennifer Tucker, PLOS
  • Jesubukade Emmanuel Ajakaye, Federal Polytechnic Ayede
  • Kelley Klor, University of Missouri
  • Lucie Van Emmenis, Rockefeller University Press
  • Lucka Bibic, Springer Nature
  • Maribel Gomez, George Washington University
  • Melissa Chim, Excelsior University
  • Natalie Pendergast, University of Pennsylvania
  • Opeyemi Rachael Oboh, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • Pablo Adrian Martin Campos, Frontiers
  • Pavithra Naullage, American Chemical Society
  • Tammy Brodie, American Association for Thoracic Surgery

This highly competitive award offers students and early-career professionals a wide range of career development, training, and networking opportunities in the scholarly publishing industry, including matching Fellows with an industry expert Mentor and working in small groups to create a poster presentation for SSP’s 46th Annual Meeting, happening May 29-31, 2024.

Fellows are asked to report on their experiences and learning outcomes, join and actively participate in an SSP committee, contribute to a Fellowship project, provide feedback about SSP programs, and work with volunteers to promote and highlight the Fellowship program.

“The quality of applicants was nothing short of exceptional, reflecting a mosaic of passion, innovation, and commitment to advancing scholarly communications,” said Michelle English, Executive Editor at the American Society of Civil Engineers and Fellowship Program Coordinator. “We are thrilled by the potential displayed by these aspiring professionals and are honored to welcome such a remarkable cohort into our community.”

The Fellowship Program is made possible by the Generations Fund. Generous donations from members and industry endow the Generations Fund to allow SSP the resources, in perpetuity, to continue this program. The Career Development Committee, on behalf of SSP, sincerely thanks the donors who make this innovative and supportive program possible. Learn more, or make a gift to help us reach our $500,000 goal.

If you have questions about the fellowship program, please get in touch with us at info@sspnet.org.

About the Society for Scholarly Publishing 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, educational seminars, and regional events to hear the latest trends from respected colleagues and discuss common and mutual (and sometimes divergent) goals and viewpoints.

Contact Melanie Dolechek, Executive Director | info@sspnet.org | 303-422-3914

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