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08.26.2020 | SSP News & Releases

Society for Scholarly Publishing’s New Directions Seminar to be Hosted Virtually by Wolters Kluwer

August 26, 2020 – Mt. Laurel, NJ – As part of a generous in-kind sponsorship, Wolters Kluwer will be providing the virtual platform for the Society for Scholarly Publishing’s (SSP) upcoming New Directions in Scholarly Publishing seminar, happening online from September 30 to October 1.

“Although we offered a virtual option for last year’s New Directions seminar, taking the entire seminar online this year is a whole new experience,” said Melanie Dolechek, SSP Executive Director. “We are so grateful to the team at Wolters Kluwer for working with us to determine the best way to fully bring the seminar sessions online while creating an exciting virtual environment for our attendees.”

Thanks to Wolters Kluwer’s virtual platform, attendees can expect interactive panel discussions, dynamic keynote speakers, and debate surrounding some of the most talked-about enterprises in the field. Session topics include the emerging use (and subsequent policing) of preprints, and academic publishing after a global pandemic.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has had an impact on every industry and individual across the globe. At Wolters Kluwer, we see innovation as the path forward for medical research and the role of publishers in academic publishing.  We’re pleased to support the Society for Scholarly Publishing to bring their New Directions Seminar online. We will be using our virtual meeting solution created to help medical and nursing societies allow their members to connect with peers and seamlessly attend sessions to stay current on all volume of new research,” said Greg Samios, President and CEO, Wolters Kluwer, Health Learning, Research & Practice.

Keynote speaker, British geneticist, and the first female editor-in-chief of Nature, Magdalena Skipper, will share what she has learned and navigated as an editorial leader during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional highlights include:

  • An Opening Discussion with Chefs from The Scholarly Kitchen
  • Cancelled, Postponed, Reimagined: New Directions in Participating in Academic Conferences
  • Navigating the “New Normal” of Academic Publishing
  • Supporting Researchers, Not Just Their Research
  • Preprints: Testing Science’s Need for Speed Limits
  • New Directions in Tools, Visibility, and Findability of Research

Early registration discounts are available through August 31, 2020. Additional discount options are available, including discounted bulk registration packages. Details, including the complete list of confirmed speakers, are available now!

In addition to Wolters Kluwer, SSP would also like to thank New Directions seminar sponsors, Ingenta, American Geophysical Union, ARPHA, and Cenveo.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the seminar. Please contact partnerships@sspnet.org for more information.


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 regional events to hear the latest trends from respected colleagues and to discuss common and mutual (and sometimes divergent) goals and viewpoints.

About Wolters Kluwer Wolters Kluwer (WKL) is a global leader in professional information, software solutions, and services for the clinicians, nurses, accountants, lawyers, and tax, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and regulatory sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with advanced technology and services. Wolters Kluwer reported 2019 annual revenues of €4.6 billion. The group serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries, and employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Wolters Kluwer provides trusted clinical technology and evidence-based solutions that engage clinicians, patients, researchers and students with advanced clinical decision support, learning and research and clinical intelligence. For more information about our solutions, visit http://healthclarity.wolterskluwer.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @WKHealth. For more information, visit www.wolterskluwer.com, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

Contact Melanie Dolechek, Executive Director | info@sspnet.org | 303-422-3914

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