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02.29.2024 | SSP News & Releases

Webinar Preview | Ask a Publishing Executive

Join us for an enlightening journey into the world of scholarly publishing with our upcoming webinar, “Ask a Publishing Executive!” Hosted by David Turner and Mia Ricci, this event boasts a stellar panel of speakers, including Jason Hu, Miriam Maus, Sara Rouhi, and Charles Watkinson, all distinguished leaders in the field from a variety of publishing organizations, including society and nonprofit publishers, commercial publishers, libraries, and university presses, who will discuss the most significant risks and opportunities in scholarly publishing.

The scholarly publishing industry stands at a crossroads, influenced by digital transformation, evolving open access models, ethical considerations, and the integration of artificial intelligence. With recent discussions around the sustainability of traditional publishing models, the value of editorial expertise, and the push for more inclusive and accessible research, the insights from leading executives at this event are more crucial than ever. 

This Ask the Experts session is perfect for researchers, academics, service providers, and publishing professionals who are looking for insights into the current and future landscapes of scholarly publishing. One of the highlights of this webinar is its interactive Q&A format, allowing attendees to engage directly with the panelists. We hope to have a rich dialogue about the confluence of challenges and opportunities that are shaping the future of scholarly publishing discourse:

  • The role and recognition of editorial expertise amidst pressures on publishing models.
  • Strategies for integrating AI responsibly and ethically in publishing workflows.
  • Evolving approaches to open access and how they are shaping the accessibility of research.
  • The impact of societal shifts on the workforce, including the transition to virtual, hybrid, or in-person models.
  • Initiatives focused on DEIA and engagement with UN SDGs, revealing how organizations address global challenges and strive for a more inclusive research ecosystem.

Whether deeply entrenched in the industry or just starting your journey, “Ask a Publishing Executive” promises to offer invaluable insights, spark thought-provoking conversations, and provide you with the knowledge to navigate the evolving landscape of scholarly communication. Let’s explore the future of this rapidly changing industry and how we can collectively contribute to a more accessible, ethical, and impactful scholarly ecosystem. Register now!

Thank you to our generous 2024 education sponsors, Access Innovations, OpenAthens, and Silverchair.

News contribution by SSP member Aileen McHugh. Aileen is a Senior Associate Publisher with the American College of Physicians.

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