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2012 SSP 34th Annual Meeting “Social, Mobile, Agile, Global: Are You Ready?”

Concurrent 2E: Publishers! What are They Good For?


David Smith, CABI

What have scholarly publishers ever done for us is a popular refrain in various parts of the Internet and in certain newspapers on both sides of the Atlantic. In the last 12 months, there has been a resurgence of interest in the business models of scholarly publishers and whether those models best serve the interests of the scholarly community. Underneath the hyperbole and the rhetoric are some serious debates that deserve to be aired: What is the best way of measuring the value of an article and its authors? What about the costs (for publishers and users)? Scholarly Publishing Public Relations discuss Join us for a lively debate, with a panel especially selected to ensure a provocative yet substantive and civilized discussion.


David Crotty, Oxford University Press
David Crotty is a Senior Editor with Oxford University Press’ journal publishing program. He handles journals acquisitions, the creation of new journals, and currently oversees the daily management of a suite of research society-owned medical and life sciences journals. David was previously an Executive Editor with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, creating, acquiring, and editing new science books, creating and running new journals (he served as the Editor in Chief for Cold Spring Harbor Protocols), and managing the Press online content. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to a science publishing house. David serves on the interim Board of Directors for CHOR Inc., a not-for-profit public-private partnership to increase public access to peer-reviewed publications that report on federally funded research. As the Executive Editor of the Society for Scholarly Publishing’s Scholarly Kitchen blog, David regularly writes about the intersection of technology and publishing.
Jason Priem, ImpactStory
Jason Priem is a PhD student and Royster Fellow, studying information science at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Since coining the term “altmetrics,” he’s organized the annual altmetrics workshops, giving invited talks, and publishing peer-reviewed altmetrics research. Jason is a co-founder of ImpactStory, an open-source web tool that helps scholars track and report the broader impacts of their research.
Tom Reller, Elsevier
Tom Reller is Vice President and Head of Global Corporate Relations at Elsevier. As Elsevier’s primary media spokesman, Tom is responsible for the company’s relationships with media, analysts and other publishing and health-related communities. Tom also collaborates with many organizations to promote Elsevier’s contributions to Health and Science. These include partnerships developed through the Elsevier Foundation, where he’s responsible for running programs benefiting the global nurse faculty profession. He holds an MA in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University and a BA in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland.