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New Directions 2020

10:00 am – 4:00 pm EDT September 30, 2020
10:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT October 1, 2020

The 2020 SSP New Directions Seminar in Scholarly Publishing will explore important new ways in which publishers and industry leaders can continue to support academic peer-reviewed research and the entire academic publishing ecosystem, especially in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Scholarly publishing directly influences continued academic research, research funding, the validation of critical research, and the careers of academic researchers as we navigate a new normal. This seminar will present dynamic panel discussions, fireside chats, influential keynote speakers and more, with a focus on new ways to develop and support researchers and their institutions around the world.

Dynamic and interactive sessions will allow for lively discussion and debate surrounding some of the most talked-about enterprises in the field—from the emerging use and policing of preprints, to the changing ways academic publishing is accomplished after a global pandemic forces us all to shift gears.

The seminar will be an essential resource for all levels of academic publishing professionals, librarians, researchers, academicians, industry leaders, and corporate-level executives that work within the academic publishing arena, and will provide a necessary platform of solidarity as we move forward together to define and develop important new directions in scholarly publishing.