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

Concurrent 3D: Reaching a Global Audience….

Audiences Around the Globe

October Ivins, Ivins eContent Solutions

As publishers strive to become more global, work with researchers from around the globe provides both challenges and opportunities. Panelists will share strategies for working with non-native speakers/authors, ways to cultivate a truly international society or publication, and best practices for identifying which works to publish in translation.


Ben Mudrak, Research Square
Ben Mudrak is a Strategic Accounts Manager at Research Square, the company behind American Journal Experts (AJE), Rubriq, and JournalGuide. In this role, Ben helps seek out and grow new collaborations with publishers, societies, and research institutes to further Research Squares mission of removing roadblocks from the path to publication. Prior to his current position, Ben launched AJEs author education program, including in-person workshops, webinars, and an online resource site. Before joining Research Square, Ben was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biology at Elon University. As a Senior Editor at AJE, he also edited hundreds of scientific manuscripts for international authors. Ben holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology from Duke University and a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Virginia. He resides in Durham, North Carolina, with his wife and daughter.
Philippa Benson, PJB Consulting
Philippa J. Benson, PhD is the Director of Education and Authors Services for The Charlesworth Group, an international organization that supports publishers around the world. In this capacity, she travels overseas regularly developing training programs for both scientific authors as well as for editors and publishers. She received her PhD from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) where she studied reading and writing processes of native and nonnative speakers of English. She has developed and taught science writing and technical communication at institutions including CMU, Georgetown, the United Nations, and the National Institutes of Health. Benson has published extensively about science and technical writing, and has also launched scientific publications for two conservation organizations. Her book with co-author Dr. Sue Silver, What Editors Want: An Author Guide to Journal Publishing, will be available from the University of Chicago Press in the fall of 2012.
Arend Kuster, Qscience
Arend joined QScience from Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, where he was Business Development Director and led the development of BQFJ. He has worked in publishing for over 25 years, mainly in academic and professional journals. He currently is on the Council of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP).

Prior to joining Bloomsbury in London, Arend was the European Director for Publishers Communication Group (PCG) and developed Sales and Marketing Strategies for scientific, technical and medical (STM) publishers including Elsevier Science, Springer, American Physical Society, Taylor and Francis, Wiley Blackwell, University of Chicago Press, British Medical Journal, Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press, Palgrave Macmillan and many others. He is particularly excited about developing sustainable and innovative publishing processes which work with new technologies to improve access to information.

Stephen WelchDUP, CHEST
Stephen Welch is the Senior Vice President of Communications for the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) and serves as Executive Editor of CHEST, the ACCP’s flagship journal. His responsibilities include all the business and operational aspects of CHEST, as well as oversight of ACCP”s educational publishing efforts and internal editorial processes, IT/Web strategy, as well as Marketing/Public Relations and Social Media strategy.

Steve enjoys engaging with new technologies and writes a blog for the ACCP on physicians and technology tools called, “It Ain’t Rocket Surgery”: http://www.chestnet.org/accp/blogs/steve%20welch. Steve lives in the north suburbs of Chicago with his wife Beth and two great danes Magnus and Carly. When not working, he spends his time traveling, scuba diving, collecting original comic book artwork, and searching for good BBQ.