October 19, 2016 – The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) will be using ScholarOne Abstracts to manage the call for proposals for its 2017 Annual Meeting to be held at the Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, MA, May 31-June 2. This will be the 39th annual meeting of the society and the first time in its history to utilize a comprehensive online abstract submission system.
The meeting has grown steadily in recent years and submissions surpassed the 100 proposal mark last year. SSP leadership and the Annual Meeting Program Committee co-chairs, Mary Beth Barilla and Laura Ricci, agreed it was time to employ the use of a submission system to streamline the process and improve the user experience for both submitters as well as committee members who evaluate and select the sessions for the Annual Meeting.
Clarivate Analytics, formerly the IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters, responded to SSP’s Request for Proposal for in-kind abstract management services in exchange for various sponsorship benefits. In addition to being a long-time sponsor of SSP, the selection committee felt that ScholarOne system best fit the needs of Annual Meeting Program Committee and SSP staff. The system provides reliable online submission; facilitates online program creation, decisions and collaboration; provides more effective reporting and communication tools; and streamlines workflows and minimizes staff and volunteer workloads.
“We are very excited to be working with Clarivate Analytics and ScholarOne Abstracts. We are grateful for their support through the years and pleased that we are able to work with them in a mutually beneficial way, said Melanie Dolechek, SSP Executive Director. “Our members, meeting participants, committees and staff are going to notice a significant improvement in how we collect, evaluate and communicate about proposals.”
In addition to accepting submissions, SSP will also be utilizing ScholarOne Abstracts to review proposals, schedule sessions and manage speaker information. The submission and session proposal processes are responsive, meaning the system automatically detects the device the user is using and adjusts the layout accordingly for an optimal user experience.
The 2017 SSP Annual Meeting Call for Proposals is expected to open on October 20, 2016. Unlike in past years, submitters will have the option to choose from four proposal types: concurrent sessions, pre-meeting seminars, five-minute preview sessions and sponsored sessions. Information about each of these session types can be found on the SSP website. The deadline for submissions is November 11, 2016.
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 Librarian Focus Groups to hear the latest trends from respected colleagues and to discuss common and mutual (and sometimes divergent) goals and viewpoints.
About Clarivate Analytics and ScholarOne
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