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12.10.2018 | SSP News & Releases

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Participate in the SSP 2019 Annual Meeting!

The Society for Scholarly Publishing’s 41st Annual Meeting is May 29–31 in San Diego, and it’s not too late to submit your proposals! For the rest of this week, we are still accepting submissions for Pre-Meeting Seminars and Sponsored Sessions, and submissions for the ever-popular Previews Sessions are now open. The deadline for Pre-Meeting Seminar and Sponsored Session proposals is December 14; Preview proposals can be submitted through February 28, 2019.

The 2019 meeting theme is Shaping the New Status Quo: Global Perspectives in Scholarly Publishing. We are looking in particular to receive content that speaks to the meeting topic, but we also welcome creative, non-thematic submissions. No matter the specific subject, all submissions should describe how the proposed session will engage SSP’s audience with vital information, challenge our way of thinking, and involve a diverse set of speakers across subject areas.

We encourage anyone who is involved in publishing or scholarly communication in any capacity to submit a proposal. The SSP Annual Meeting has a very wide scope, including all steps of book and journal publishing from organizations of all types, perspectives from libraries and academia, discussion of fields from medicine to humanities, and a focus on the broader effects of sharing new knowledge on the world.

When working on your submissions (and feel free to submit multiple proposals!), please consider these descriptions:

  • Pre-meeting seminar: These three-hour educational sessions are held on May 29, prior to the main conference, providing an opportunity for attendees to learn more about a topic for an additional fee. These sessions should be instructive and highly interactive, with a deep dive into a topic and specific take-home benefits for participants.
  • Sponsored session: 45 minutes in length, held on Wednesday, May 29 in the afternoon. These sessions offer value by means of education, information, or professional development to attendees. Organizers may share information about a product or service, but sessions will be most effective if they present case studies/use cases, customer testimonials, timely information about industry issues, best practices, innovative solutions to everyday challenges, roundtable discussions, etc. Sponsors may choose whether attendance is free to all comers or is by invitation only.
  • 5-minute preview session: Brief, back-to-back presentations given during a plenary on Friday morning, May 31, showcasing new products, platforms, and/or content from publishers and vendors.

Detailed submission guidelines may be found here. If you have any questions, please send them to info@sspnet.org.

SSP is once again using the ScholarOne abstract submission system for the collection of proposals. All proposals must be submitted through ScholarOne. A huge thank you to Clarivate Analytics for their sponsorship of SSP’s proposal submission system.

We look forward to your proposals, and hope to see you in San Diego!


Ben Mudrak
Cason Lynley
Yael Fitzpatrick
Annual Meeting Program Committee Co-Chairs

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