2017 SSP 39th Annual Meeting
Concurrent 4B: You Are Here…
[WARNING: This session may involve fewer bullet point lists, and potentially more enjoyment. Please plan accordingly.] / At one time, a publishing professional with an understanding of publishers, libraries, authors, and vendors could be considered reasonably well informed of their surroundings. Today, the same professional would also need to understand funding agencies, authoring tools, plagiarism detection, analytics, open access models, cascading journals, etc., while maintaining ongoing awareness of entire categories of services that may not have existed a few years ago. How does one become-and remain-informed of the expanding sphere of journal publishing? In this session, we will present an industry map that was prepared with consultancy, vendor, and publisher input. We will discuss what it means to become informed and remain informed, and how the moving parts of the journal publishing landscape connect to our organizations, authors, and end users. Attendees will be invited to share comments regarding the map, and to participate in a discussion on its further development as an educational resource to all. At the end of the session, we will offer the map to SSP for educational use and further development. This session is appropriate for meeting attendees of all experience levels and roles. Have we identified your organization, initiative, and/or process stage on the industry map?
Moderator: Michael Clarke, Clarke & Company