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05.09.2019 | SSP News & Releases

HighWire Sponsors Opening Keynote Address at 2019 SSP Annual Meeting

May 9, 2019 – Mount Laurel, NJ – HighWire will sponsor the opening keynote address as part of its Diamond Sponsorship at the 2019 Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) Annual Meeting to be held at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina in San Diego, CA, May 29-31.

“We’re delighted to once again sponsor the SSP Annual Meeting. It’s an exciting time of change in our industry and this meeting remains at the forefront of sharing best practices. The caliber of participants ensures rich knowledge exchange and debate which we always enjoy contributing to,” said Dan Filby, CEO at HighWire. “This year our team is involved in a number of sessions exploring matters such as Plan S and platform migration. We look forward to exhibiting and meeting the community of librarians, academic publishers as well as our partners and peers.”

The opening keynote address will be presented by Dr. Mariamawit Yeshak. Dr Yeshak’s presentation is titled: Scholarly Publishing in Africa: Impact Factor vs Societal Impact. Dr. Yeshak completed her tertiary schooling in Pharmacy at Addis Ababa University with a B. Pharm in 2001 and M.Sc. in 2005. She got a SIDA/Sarek grant to pursue her PhD at Uppsala University. She was invited to make research grant application to the International Science Program (ISP), Uppsala University, prior to completing her PhD. Mariamawit leads a research group called BaSIL (Bioactive Secondary Metabolites for Improving Life), which studies biochemical properties of medicinal plants, and is still funded by the ISP. With Ethiopian Government grant, she studies indigenous knowledge systems specifically the clinical applications of traditional medicine. Mariamawit is a founding Fellow and Chair of the Ethiopian Young Academy of Sciences; and an inaugural fellow of Africa Science Leadership Program (ASLP). She is an inaugural ambassador of Next Einstein Forum (NEF) and a Young Affiliate of ‘The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). Mariamawit publishes her work in peer reviewed journals.

“Our keynote speakers are a highlight of the SSP Annual Meeting, often generating much discussion throughout the meeting and after. We greatly appreciate HighWire’s support of this valuable feature of the meeting,” said Melanie Dolechek, SSP Executive Director.

For more information about the Annual Meeting or to register, visit the SSP website.

About HighWire HighWire is the principal digital partner for the global publishing community. Our technology provides the nexus where knowledge is collected, certified, stored and shared. By simplifying the publishing process, we widen the reach, deepen the impact and accelerate the exchange of ideas. Whether you choose from our suite of modular applications or our entire intelligent platform, we help all publishers to create the best digital experiences and reach the most people. Find out how we help get Knowledge Amplified.

About 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 to discuss common and mutual (and sometimes divergent) goals and viewpoints.

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