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2014 SSP 36th Annual Meeting

Seminar 3: Publishing Strategy: To Partner or not to Partner?

Pre-Meeting Seminar
Seminar 3: Publishing Strategy: To Partner or not to Partner?

What do actual publishers do and why are third-party publishers still relevant partners for authors, editors, societies, funders, and librarians? Presenters will discuss the role that publishers play (positive and negative), what services third-party publishers provide that are most useful to societies, and for some, why societies may choose to remain as independent publishers. Arming attendees with eloquent, reasoned, and evidenced-based responses about the role of third-party publishers, this session will focus on a diverse set of approaches to communicating use cases to relevant stakeholder communities, as well as the publishing industry at large.
Moderator: Nawin Gupta, Informed Publishing Solutions, Inc.

Speakers

Jason Miller, Elsevier
Daniel Kulp, American Physical Society
Daniel Kulp has worked in the Editorial Office of the American Physical Society (APS) for over 15 years. Initially hired as an Assistant Editor for Physical Review B in 1996, he has since become the Editorial Director for all the APS journals. During this time he has been involved in all aspects of publishing including peer-review, production, distribution, and personnel and financial management of journals. He has been at the forefront of APS’s efforts in Open Access publishing by managing the development and launch of Physical Review Special Topics – Physics Education Research, the Free to Read program, and Physical Review X. Publishing 19,000 articles and 150,000 pages of Physics annually, the APS Journals are among the most visible and highly respected journals in Physics publishing.
Aaron Johnson, Cambridge University Press
Aaron Johnson, Senior Editor, STM Journals, is the senior editorial lead for the New York based STM Journals program, with previous editorial roles at Academic Press (now Elsevier) and Springer Science. He has developed textbooks, e-reference works, e-databases, and journals, including several new launches, many on behalf of scholarly societies. His role at Cambridge has been primarily in developing and maintaining key society and editorial relationships at which he excels.
Charlene Squibb, American Association for Cancer Research
Charlene Squibb is Associate Director, Journal Production for the American Association for Cancer Research. The AACR is the oldest and largest scientific organization in the world focused on every aspect of high-quality, innovative cancer research. Charlene is responsible for all production and manufacturing aspects of AACRs eight peer-reviewed journals, all of which are available print and online. Previously she was with Taylor & Francis, Wolters Kluwer Health, and Nesbitt Graphics.
Nawin Gupta, Informed Publishing Solutions Inc.
Nawin Gupta is Principal at Informed Publishing Solutions, Inc. (www.IPSIg.com), a publishing consulting practice based in Chicago. Nawin also serves as Secretary General of the Association of Subscription Agents & Intermediaries, the international trade association representing subscription agents and intermediaries worldwide (www.subscription-agents.org), and as Non-Executive Director of Turpin Distribution LLC, an international fulfilment and distribution company providing services to the academic, scholarly, and professional publishing industry (www.turpin-distribution.com).

Nawins experience in publishing spans nearly 40 years. During his career, Nawin has advanced publishing programs of professional societies (American Bar Association and American Medical Association), university presses (Iowa and Chicago), and commercial publishers (Reed Elsevier). Nawin has a PhD in Mass Communications from the University of Iowa and a Masters in Journalism and Communications from the University of Florida. He has served in many volunteer positions in the publishing industry, including executive boards of the PSP Division of the Association of American Publishers, the International Association of STM Publishers, the Association of Medical Publishers, and CrossRef.