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05.16.2017  |  SSP News & Releases

Stephan and Mervis to be Featured Keynote Presenters at the Society for Scholarly Publishing 39th Annual Meeting, May 31 – June 2

May 16, 2017 – Wheat Ridge, CO – The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) has announced that its keynote speakers for the SSP 39th Annual Meeting to be held May 31-June 2 in Boston, MA will be Paula Stephan and Jeffrey Mervis.

Stephan will speak on Wednesday, May 31. Stephan’s research interests focus on the careers of scientists and engineers and the process by which knowledge moves across institutional boundaries in the economy. She is a member of the Board on Higher Education and Workforce, National Academies of Sciences, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the board of reviewing editors, Science.  She currently serves on the European Research Council’s Expert Group on Key Performance Indicators.  She served on the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council, National Institutes of Health from 2005-2009 and served on the Advisory Committee of the Social, Behavioral, and Economics Programs, National Science Foundation, 2001-2008.  In 2012 Science Careers named Stephan as their first “person of the year.”  Her research has been supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellow Foundation, and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Stephan graduated from Grinnell College (Phi Beta Kappa) with a B.A. in Economics and earned both her M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan. She has been a visiting scholar at Katholeike Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, the Wizzenschaf Zentrum fur Social Forchung, Berlin, a Wertheim Fellow, Harvard University, and an ICER fellow, Turin, Italy.

On Thursday, June 1, Jeffrey Mervis will take the stage. Mervis will examine Trump’s actions in three important areas of policymaking: The people he has chosen for key staff positions at the various science agencies, his spending requests to Congress for the fiscal years 2017 and 2018, and the actions the White House has taken that directly affect the U.S. scientific community. Jeff will review the status of research issues in the current 115th Congress and the role of key legislators in shaping the nation’s science policy. He will also look at recent events such as the global March for Science. There will be plenty of time for questions, so attendees are encouraged to start thinking about the pressing issues where they’d like to learn more.

Jeffrey Mervis is a senior correspondent at Science magazine. He writes about all aspects of science policy, with the goal of explaining how government works to a global scientific audience. He also has a long-standing interest in STEM education and workforce diversity. He joined Science in 1993 after previously serving as news editor at Nature and The Scientist. He holds an undergraduate history degree and began his career with newspapers in Ohio and Washington, D.C.

The SSP Annual Meeting will include not only these timely and thoughtful keynote addresses, but also 36 concurrent sessions featuring an international group of presenters from all areas of scholarly communications: publishers, service providers, librarians, and researchers. Topics to be covered include technology, research and scholarship, practical skills/publishing 101, product strategy, industry challenges and stakeholder voices.

The meeting kicks off with Dr. Stephan’s keynote address on Wednesday, May 31st at 4:00 pm followed by Speed Networking at 5:15 pm and the Opening Reception at 6:30 pm. The Closing Plenary session will be a discussion with The Scholarly Kitchen Chefs.

Those that are unable to travel to Boston can participate in the meeting virtually. The Virtual Meeting offering includes both keynote speakers, six educational sessions and two plenary sessions.  The sessions will be live-streamed real-time.

For more information and to register for the SSP 39th Annual Meeting, visit: https://www.sspnet.org/events/annual-meeting-2017/event-home/

The meeting hashtag is #SSP2017.

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

For more information, contact:

Jennifer Lanphere
Interim General Manager
info@sspnet.org | 303 422 3914
10200 West 44th Avenue, Suite 304
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-2840

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