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2014 SSP 36th Annual Meeting

Seminar 4: Journal Production: The Basics and Beyond

Pre-Meeting Seminar
Seminar 4: Journal Production: The Basics and Beyond

Learn what seasoned professionals have to say about their production workflow, how and what drives their decisions. This session will include the basics of the production environment, the processes and technologies used, current innovations and new workflow trends to watch. Speakers from society, university, and commercial presses will discuss best practices, systems for staying on top of the process, and share lessons learned from their years of working in journals production.
Moderator: Jennifer Fleet, Dartmouth Journal Services


Edward Carey, Cambridge University Press
Ed Carey, Associate Director, Academic Journals and Books is responsible for design, production, and manufacture in print and online of Cambridge journals and books published in the New York office. Ed has been with Cambridge since 1988, starting as Journals Production Supervisor. Previously Ed worked in various roles for the STM publisher Alan R. Liss from 19831988. Most of Eds experience is with journals and in his current role at Cambridge, where the New York office produces nearly 100 journals, he is particularly interested in building a production editorial team that provides the highest possible level of excellent service to existing and new society partners.
Kelly Heaney, Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research
Kelly Heaney joined Wolters Kluwer in 2007. During her career Kelly has managed over 100 journals with varying workflows and customers, six offshore vendors, a team of Production Editors, and more recently a team of peer-review coordinators. Kelly has worked closely with vendors to meet the needs of the customer all while balancing the needs of the business, traveling to India and the Philippines several times to help facilitate and maintain vendor relationships. Kelly currently oversees internal peer-review and production staff, which gives her a full view of the article life cycle. Kelly graduated from University of Maryland, Baltimore County, with a B.A. in Psychology.
Linda Sussman, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
Linda Sussman has served as Production Manager of Journals at CSHL Press since 2002, after devoting 20+ years to the high-tech publishing sector. She oversees all production processes and works closely with editorial teams internally and prepress vendors, printers, online host, indexing outfits, among others. She has played an integral role in numerous journal launches, and has led numerous production transitions, including shifts to “online only,” continuous publishing, Creative Commons licensing, “FTP to prepress,” among others.
Helen Atkins, PLOS
Helen Atkins has been working in publishing for more years than she now cares to remember. She joined PLOS in 2013; prior to that, she was Editorial Director in the publishing division of the American Association for Cancer Research, worked at HighWire Press, and spent many years at ISI (now Thomson Reuters) in a variety of positions.
Jennifer Fleet, Dartmouth Journal Services
Jennifer has held editorial and production positions with The Journal of Neuroscience, the American Diabetes Association, The Plant Cell, and PNAS. She spent several years as the Director of Client Services for Aries Systems Corporation assisting scholarly publishers with the implementation of online peer review and production tracking software. In 2013, Jennifer joined Dartmouth Journal Services as their Director of Publishing Services, overseeing the production and client services departments for the organization.