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09.29.2021 | SSP News & Releases

SSP Co-Sponsors 11th Annual GW Ethics in Publishing Conference

Registration is now open for the 11th GW Ethics in Publishing Conference! The theme of this year’s conference is Equitable Publishing.

Topics include equity, inclusion, and identities in the workplace; diversifying internships and hiring; ethics and artificial intelligence; advancing accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities; and career development and equitable pay in publishing.

The conference will be held live and virtually on two separate days:

  • Monday, October 18, 2021 | 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET

  • Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET

Speakers include: Elizabeth Adams (EMA Advisory Services); Walter Biggins (University of Pennsylvania Press); Diem Bloom (Johns Hopkins University Press); Becca Bostock (Ohio State University Press); Davida Breier (Johns Hopkins University Press); Shelby Brewster (Public Philosophy Journal); Chhavi Chauhan (American Society for Investigative Pathology); Jeff De Cagna (Foresight First LLC); Dawn Durante (University of Texas Press); Chloe Fells (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences -PNAS); Michael Hardesty (PNAS); Simon Holt (Elsevier); Ally Laird (Penn State University Libraries); Shaina Lange (ACS Publications); Simon Linacre (Cabells); Alice Meadows (NISO); Emma Molls (University of Minnesota Libraries); Robert Martinengo; Dominique Moore (University of Illinois Press); Angel Peterson (Penn State University Libraries); Andrea Powell (Research4Life); Dianndra Roberts (Royal College of Psychiatrists); Amy Sherman (University of Pittsburgh Press); Randy Townsend (American Geophysical Union; George Washington University); Stephanie Williams (Wayne State University Press); Nicole Zamudio-Román (George Washington University)

Hosted By: Master of Professional Studies in Publishing program at the George Washington University


  • The Association of University Presses (AUPresses)

  • The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP)

Cost: Free | Location: Virtual

Conference Co-Organizers: Puja Telikicherla, American Psychiatric Association Publishing and George Washington University; and John W. Warren, George Washington University


RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gw-ethics-in-publishing-conference-2021-tickets-175552079997

See the full program below!

11th GW Ethics in Publishing Conference 2021 

(subject to change)

Wednesday 18 October 2021, 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm

12:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
John W. Warren and Puja Telikicherla 

12:15-1:10    Inclusion and Identities in the Publishing Workplace
Dianndra Roberts, Royal College of Psychiatrists
Shaina Lange, ACS Publications

1:15-2:15    Expanding Inclusion and Training on Disabilities and Ethics
Simon Holt, Elsevier
Emma Molls, University of Minnesota Libraries 

2:1520-2:30    Break

2:30-3:40    Ethics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Scholarly Publishing
Simon Linacre, Cabells
Randy Townsend, American Geophysical Union; George Washington University
Elizabeth Adams, EMA Advisory Services
Chhavi Chauhan, American Society for Investigative Pathology
Jeff De Cagna, Foresight First LLC 

3:40-4:25    The Antiracism Toolkit for Organizations
Jocelyn Dawson, Duke University Press 
Damita Snow, American Society of Civil Engineers 
Randy Townsend, American Geophysical Union; George Washington University

4:30-5:20    Closing Plenary: Career Development and Equitable Publishing
Stephanie Williams, Wayne State University Press
Walter Biggins, University of Pennsylvania Press

Wednesday 27 October 2021

12:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Puja Telikicherla and John W. Warren

12:15-1:10    Moving Toward More Equitable Publishing Practices
Andrea Powell, Research4Life
Shelby Brewster, Public Philosophy Journal  

1:15-2:45    Advancing Accessibility in Publishing
Ally Laird and Angel Peterson, Penn State University Libraries
Robert Martinengo
Chloe Fells and Michael Hardesty, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)

2:45-3:00    Break

3:00-4:00    Advancing Inclusion and Eliminating Barriers to the Profession of Publishing
Davida Breier and Diem Bloom, Johns Hopkins University Press
Nicole Zamudio-Román, George Washington University

4:00-4:15     Break

4:15-5:30    Closing Plenary: Toward Pay Equity in Publishing Careers  (Publishing CareerBuilder)
Becca Bostock, Ohio State University Press
Dawn Durante, University of Texas Press
Dominique Moore, University of Illinois Press
Amy Sherman, University of Pittsburgh Press
Moderated by Alice Meadows, National Information Standards Organization (NISO)

RSVP now for this free event!

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