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03.15.2017  |  SSP News & Releases

The Scholarly Kitchen Offers New Advertising Opportunity for Scholarly Communications Community

March 15, 2017 – Wheat Ridge, CO – The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) announces that advertising space is now available for purchase on its popular blog, The Scholarly Kitchen (TSK).


“TSK has a tremendous following in the scholarly communication community. This new advertising channel represents a significant opportunity for organizations that want to gain visibility for their brand and reach key decision makers,” said Melanie Dolechek, Executive Director of SSP.

Since its launch in 2008, TSK quickly became a respected authority on scholarly publishing and communication. The highly-regarded and influential blog—read by thousands of publishers, editors, librarians, researchers, and publishing service providers in more than 200 countries each day—serves all segments involved in the scholarly publishing community. TSK has, on average, 544,000 visits each year and 1.2 million page views (average 45,000 visits and 110,000 page views per month), more than 8,600 subscribers to daily content alerts and more than 14,700 followers on Twitter. Featuring an array of exclusive content from diverse and influential authors, also known as “chefs,” the voice of the blog represents the many areas of scholarly communications.

The popular blog recently unveiled its newly renovated website and visual identity, offering readers a fresh interface and exciting new functionality. The new website features a vibrant, modern design with a number of enhanced features to improve the user experience.

TSK is a moderated and independent blog aimed to help fulfill this mission by bringing together differing opinions, commentary, and ideas, and presenting them openly. Opinions on The Scholarly Kitchen are those of the authors. SSP established The Scholarly Kitchen to:

  • Keep SSP members and interested parties aware of new developments in publishing
  • Point to research reports and projects
  • Interpret the significance of relevant research in a balanced way (or occasionally in a provocative way)
  • Suggest areas that need more input by identifying gaps in knowledge
  • Translate findings from related endeavors (publishing outside STM, online business, user trends)
  • Attract the community of STM information experts interested in these things and give them a place to contribute

Visitors come to TSK to learn about new developments in publishing and read up on key research reports and projects. TSK is a highly visible and trusted publication, addressing novel, controversial and leading-edge topics. Featuring an array of exclusive content from diverse and influential authors, the voice of the blog represents the many areas of scholarly communications and has an active comments section (>300/month), further demonstrating the engagement of its readers. TSK has become a critical resource for all those involved in scholarly communications.

For a Media Guide and more information about advertising opportunities, please contact:

Kelly Smykal
Society for Scholarly Publishing/Kellen

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:

Melanie Dolechek
Executive Director
info@sspnet.org | 303 422 3914
10200 West 44th Avenue, Suite 304 Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-2840

David Crotty
Executive Editor

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