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08.30.2019 | SSP News & Releases

DC Regional Event Preview | “DON’T @ ME!”

A long weekend is nearly here and many of us will spend some portion of it scrolling through our favorite social media site. Have you ever wondered how to make this a little more… productive? Here are a few things you could try:

  • Follow SSP on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook
  • Use a conference hashtag to follow a meeting you are unable to attend
  • Keep up with news on scholarly publishing developments, such as Plan S and open peer review
  • Share what’s happening in your field by joining or creating a special interest group
  • Connect and enhance your work through new connections

If you want to know how you can get started, join the SSP DC Regional Committee for Social Media and Scholarly Publishing on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the American Psychological Association. Registration for the event is still open!

Whether you’re a social media expert, someone who doesn’t have an “@” to their name, or something in between, you’ll be sure to learn from the esteemed panel of speakers as they explore how social media affects publishing professionals, vendors, societies, researchers, authors, readers, and our communities.

The panel features representation from across the industry – a researcher, a commercial publisher, a scholarly publisher, and a vendor. Jennifer Regala (Managing Editor, American Society of Plant Biologists) will moderate the event and is joined on the panel by Angela Cochran (Managing Director and Publisher, American Society of Civil Engineers; 2019-2020 SSP President; The Scholarly Kitchen Associate Editor), Anna Jester (Director of Sales and Marketing, eJournalPress), Janine B. Krippner, Ph.D. (Volcanologist, Outreach Specialist; Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program; GVP Image Collection and Outreach Specialist), and Sara Rouhi, Director (Strategic Partnerships, Public Library of Science).

Angela Hughes and Anna Jester are expert “live tweeters” who allow those who cannot attend a conference in person to experience every important minute just the same. Sara Rouhi offers the interesting perspective of combining professional and personal tweets but still conveying that “these opinions are my own.” Janine B. Krippner is a VOLCANOLOGIST(!) who will share how social media has propelled her into the role of crisis communicator, podcaster, and more!

Maybe you’re on the fence about your social media presence. Maybe you don’t have a presence at all? Join this group to learn more about what your contribution can and should be! This event is for EVERYONE: social media gurus and neophytes, scholarly publishing societies, vendors, researchers. If you recognize the impact of social media on the scholarly publishing world, join us!

There’s still time to REGISTER NOW!


SSP Regional Event in Washington DC
Social Media and Scholarly Publishing

Wednesday | September 4, 2019 | 3:00-5:00 pm ET
No-host cocktail hour immediately following at the Thunder Grill at Union Station


Thank you to our sponsors!



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