2015 SSP 37th Annual Meeting
IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg joined Elsevier in 1997, and worked in various positions bridging the gap between publishing and technology. Amongst others, he headed the Elsevier Article of the Future project, enriching the scientific article with new types of value-add content and context. Currently, IJsbrand Jan is responsible for a number of Elseviers initiatives on research data, like linking articles to data in data repositories, opening up supplementary research data files (on ScienceDirect), and in-article data visualization. IJsbrand Jan holds a PhD in Theoretical Computer Science, and worked as a scientist at Philips Research before moving to Elsevier.
Suzie Allard is associate dean for research at the College of Communication and Information and director of the Center for Information and Communication Studies at The University of Tennessee. Her work focuses on how scientists and engineers use and communicate information, particularly science data and on distributed, multi-disciplinary scientific teams. She serves on the DataONE Leadership Team and the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations Board of Directors. She is PI or Co-PI on grants funded by agencies including the National Science Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Libraries Services, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and IEEE. Allard has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals, spoken at venues around the world and published many book chapters. Allard holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from California State University at Northridge, an MS in library and information sciences, and a PhD in communication from the University of Kentucky.
Kent R. Anderson is the Publisher of Science and its portfolio of journals. He was previously CEO/Publisher for the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery and its parent company, STRIATUS. He is the immediate past-President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, the founder of the Scholarly Kitchen, and a member of the Journal Oversight Committee for the Journal of the American Medical Association. He has been an executive in the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Publishing Division, Publishing Director for the New England Journal of Medicine, and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. He writes and speaks occasionally. Kent has degrees in business and English.
Peter joined BMJ in 2007 and has strategic responsibility for The BMJ, BMJ Careers and BMJ’s specialty journal publishing programme which has grown from 28 journals in 2007 to over 60 titles today. Much of BMJ’s growth has come from society publishing contracts and from Open Access journal launches including BMJ Open. Peter sits on BMJ’s Executive Committee. Prior to joining BMJ, Peter was Publishing Director at Nature Publishing Group and VP of Publishing at The Lancet in New York. Peter served 6 years on the Board of STM Association and is now Chair of ALPSP.
Helen Atkins joined PLOS in 2013 as Director, Publishing Services, and is currently serving as Interim Publisher. She has more than 30 years’ experience in scholarly publishing. Prior to PLOS, Helen was Editorial Director at AACR, and also worked at HighWire Press, and for Thomson/ISI (now Thomson Reuters).
Ken Auletta has written Annals of Communications columns and profiles for The New Yorker magazine since 1992. He is the author of eleven books, including five national bestsellers: Three Blind Mice: How the TV Networks Lost Their Way; Greed And Glory On Wall Street: The Fall of The House of Lehman; The Highwaymen: Warriors of the Information Super Highway; World War 3.0: Microsoft and Its Enemies; and Googled, The End of the World As We Know It, which was published in November of 2009. His other books include: Backstory: Inside the Business of News; Media Man: Ted Turners Improbable Empire; The Streets Were Paved with Gold; and The Underclass.
Allison C. Belan is the Associate Director for Digital Strategy and Systems at Duke University Press, publisher of scholarly journals and book in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. Allison joined Duke in 2004 as the Journal Production Supervisor. Allison works to align all aspects of the Press’ book and journal publishing operations to support its digital publishing and digital marketing goals and to build a digital presence that connects the world to Duke’s scholarship. She has overseen the development and implementation of a bibliographic database system for books and journals, project managed the creation of Duke University Press’s online e-book site serving the institutional market, and spearheaded the planning process for a comprehensive web marketing and ecommerce offering.
Twitter Handle: @acbelan
Lorna Berrett is the Director of Society and Association Marketing at Wiley. In her role, she is responsible for leading Wiley’s marketing and communications programs for scholarly societies and associations.
Pete has worked in the academic publishing world for almost 20 years. Since gaining a PhD in Optical Physics, he has held positions at Institute of Physics, Kluwer Academic, Springer, SAGE and most recently the Public Library of Science (PLoS). At PLoS he ran PLoS ONE, and developed it into the largest and most innovative journal in the world. He is a respected authority in the academic publishing and Open Access worlds and has made numerous presentations to industry and academia. He is currently a member of the International Advisory Committee of the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE) as well as being on the Advisory Committee of the MedicineX conferences. He is passionate about academic publishing and believes that publishing needs to be in service to the academic community to best facilitate the rapid and broad dissemination of research findings.
Bob Boissy has been with Springer for 12 years, and is currently Manager of Account Development and Strategic Alliances with Springer. He has previously held positions in library licensing and third party licensing at Springer and has held positions in training, client technical support, and data exchange services for a subscription agency. Bob and has been involved in many standards groups related to serials, and has served as President of the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG).
Sara Bowman is a Project Manager at the Center for Open Science. Her primary focus is growing and connecting communities of researchers, editors, and publishers interested in increasing the transparency of scientific research. She has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College and a Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia.
Amy Brand joined Digital Science in 2014 as VP Academic and Research Relations and VP North America to manage the US offices and develop commercial, policy, and research relationships with North American research institutions. From 2008 to 2013, Brand worked at Harvard University, first as Program Manager of the Office for Scholarly Communication and then as Assistant Provost for Faculty Appointments and Information. Before moving to Harvard, she held long-term positions as an Executive Editor at the MIT Press and as Director of Business and Product Development at CrossRef. Brand was a founding member of the ORCID Board of Directors and regularly serves in advisory roles for key community initiatives in digital scholarship. She holds a B.A. in linguistics from Barnard College and a PhD in cognitive science from MIT.
Todd Carpenter is Executive Director of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), a non-profit industry trade association that fosters the development and maintenance of standards that facilitate the creation, persistent management, and effective interchange of information used in publishing, research, and learning. Throughout his career, Todd has served in a variety of roles with organizations that connected the publisher and library communities. Prior to joining NISO, Todd had been Director of Business Development with BioOne. He has held management positions at The Johns Hopkins University Press, the Energy Intelligence Group, and the Haworth Press. Todd is active on twitter @TAC_NISO and blogs regularly as a member of the Scholarly Kitchen.
John Chodacki is Product Director for Public Library of Science (PLOS). In his role, he oversees the tools and services that support PLOS’ publishing program as well as PLOS Article Level Metrics initiative and Data program. John has spent most of his career leading digital publishing initiatives. Before joining PLOS, he managed the product management teams and cross-functional digital publishing teams at VIZ Media, OReilly Media, Safari Books Online, Creative Edge, and Zinio.
Twitter Handle: @chodacki
Lisa Christian is a research associate for the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She holds an MS in Information Science and an MA in English from the University of Tennessee. Her research interests include scholarly communication, information literacy, composition studies, and social media, as well as the impact of technology on the development of modern citizenship.
Tom is manager of Publisher Relations, the Thomson Reuters team that guides publishers through content evaluation for Web of Science, a database of the worlds most influential scholarly research, and related products. Tom is a career content strategist; he has held editorial and acquisitions roles in scholarly publishing and has created mobile applications for consumer and academic audiences.
Twitter handle: @tomciav
Michael Clarke is the President of Clarke & Company, a management consulting firm working at the intersection of technology, business, and content. Michael’s experience spans both the publishing and software industries, with a focus on developing, delivering and marketing information products for professionals. Prior to founding Clarke & Company, he was Executive Vice President for Product and Market Development at Silverchair Information Systems. Additionally, Michael has held positions at the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the University of Chicago Press. He currently serves on the board of directors for Silverchair Information Systems and is a past board member of both the Council of Science Editors and the Society for Scholarly Publishing. A frequent contributor to the Scholarly Kitchen, Michael is a graduate the University of Colorado and the University of Chicago.
Twitter Handle: @mtclarke
Angela Cochran is the Director of Journals for the American Society of Civil Engineers in Reston, Virginia. ASCE publishes 35 technical journals across all areas of civil engineering. Prior to becoming Journals Director, she was the Production Director at ASCE overseeing all production aspects of journals, a monthly member magazine, and book products. She previously served as the Managing Editor of Cancer and Cancer Cytopathology at the American Cancer Society and as Production Manager for Journals at ASCE. She also produced books for Globe Fearon, a division of Pearson, and for Appleton & Lange. She is President Elect of the Council of Science Editors and a regular contributor to The Scholarly Kitchen.
“Kelly is the Senior Publisher at The Optical Society (OSA) and with more than 20 years of experience, has a robust publishing background including journals, conference proceedings, and monographs. As Senior Publisher, Kelly manages a portfolio of subscription and Open Access titles as well as all of OSAs partner journals. Kelly also oversees OSAs peer review process, including the development and maintenance of OSAs proprietary peer review system and ongoing support of nearly 400 editors worldwide. Over the past 5 years, she led the launch of 5 new, highly successful titles, including a review journal and four Open Access titles.
Paul Cohen is a researcher in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science. His PhD is from Stanford University in Psychology and Computer Science. He was a professor of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts, the director of the Center for Research on Unexpected Events at USC’s Information Sciences Institute, the head of Computer Science at the University of Arizona, and the founding director of the School of Information: Science, Technology and Arts, at the UA. He has been at DARPA for 19 months, where he started the Big Mechanism and Communicating with Computers programs. Big Mechanism seeks to develop technology to help humans build causal models of complicated systems. The program is developing technology to read the primary literature on Ras-driven cancers, extract fragments of the relevant biology from individual papers, assemble these fragments into causal models of unprecedented scale and fidelity, and reason about the systemic effects of interventions.
Keith is Vice President of Business Development for Research Square LLC, the business behind Rubriq, American Journal Experts (AJE), and JournalGuide.com. Prior to joining Research Square in 2012, Keith was a Vice President in the Scientific and Scholarly Research business for Thomson Reuters where he was General Manager of ScholarOne. Keith has degrees in Business Management and Information Systems from Baylor University and a Masters Degree in Instructional Technology from the University of Virginia.
Paul N. Courant is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Harold T. Shapiro Collegiate Professor of Public Policy, Professor of Economics, Professor of Information, and Faculty Associate in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. Previously, he served as University Librarian and Dean of Libraries and as Provost and Executive Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Michigan. Courant has authored several books and over seventy papers covering a broad range of topics in economics and public policy, including tax policy, local economic development, gender differences in pay, housing, radon and public health, relationships between economic growth and environmental policy, and university budgeting systems. He has also studied the economics of universities, libraries and archives and the changes in the system of scholarly communication that derive from new information technologies. Professor Courant holds a BA in History from Swarthmore College and an MA and PhD in Economics from Princeton University.
Twitter Handle: @courant48
Clayton has been active in Microbiology research as a NSF-Graduate Research Fellow and a USDA-NIFA Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Florida. His research is centered around Food Safety and primarily with understanding the interactions between Salmonella and the non-harmful bacterial communities that typically live on or within produce. Clayton’s broader research interests include microbial ecology, ecological engineering, biomimetics and the commercialization of biotechnology. He is currently serving as a American Association for the Advancement of Science Policy Fellow in the office of Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter. Throughout his scientific career Clayton has authored journal articles and book chapters, served as a peer reviewer and provided editing services for non-native English speakers.
Mercè Crosas is the Director of Data Science at Harvards Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS). Her team combines expertise in software engineering, statistical innovation and data curation to develop software applications for data sharing and analysis. The teams applications currently include Dataverse for publishing research data, Zelig and TwoRavens for statistical analysis, DataTags for sharing and handling sensitive data, and Consilience for clustering analysis and annotation of text. Before joining IQSS, Crosas led the software development efforts in educational and biotech industries. Prior to that, she was a pre- and post-doctoral fellow and a researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. She holds a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Rice University and a B.S. in Physics from the Universitat de Barcelona, Spain.
Twitter Handle: @mercecrosas
Lois Culler, MSLS, is currently Director of the Inova Fairfax Hospital Health Sciences Library, a position she has held since 2004. In her role, she oversees library services and resources for the five- hospital Inova system. Prior to moving into the Director role, Lois served as a reference librarian at the same institution. Lois began her career at the George Washington University HImmelfarb Health Sciences Library as Head of Cataloging. Lois earned her MSLS degree from the Catholic University of America.
Laura Dawson is a Product Manager for Intota at ProQuest, and Treasurer of the Board of Directors for the International Standard Name Identifier. Previously, she has worked at the following companies: Bowker, Firebrand, Muze/Rovi, SirsiDynix, Barnes & Noble.com, Independent booksellers, Bantam Spectra Books, and Doubleday. Laura has also been an independent consultant to the publishing industry. Her clients have included: Duke University Press, Bowker, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, Cengage, Audible, Alibris, Loyola Press, Carson-Dellosa, Chuckwalla, Capstone Press, Book Industry Study Group.
Ale manages the Elsevier API program. He is also responsible for federated authentication, works on access management, and knows a thing or two about text mining. Hes been with the company since 2002 in various product-related roles, and calls NYC home. More detail on https://www.linkedin.com/in/aledevries.
Bill Deluise is the Director of Professional Innovations at Wiley. He leads the team responsible for developing new publishing, learning, and media solutions with and on behalf of scholarly societies and associations.
Nicholas Dials holds a MTS from Harvard Divinity School and a MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Georgia. Before joining Harvard Library’s Office for Scholarly Communication, Nick worked in scholarly publishing for Wiley where he gained an increasing interest in open access and its impact on the economics of publishing and higher education. While juggling diverse responsibilities for the OSC, he manages the Harvard Open-Access Publishing Equity (HOPE) fund, which provides financial support for Harvard affiliates publishing in OA journals. Nick has also helped to develop outreach strategy through social media and communication initiatives.
Maura Diamond is an Executive Licensing Manager at Springer Nature. She is responsible for the College Market sales team which promotes the adoption of Springers eBooks, journals and database to institutions that primarily focus on the education and development of students.
Colin Elman is Associate Professor of Political Science in the Maxwell School, Syracuse University. Elman is (with Miriam Fendius Elman) the coeditor of Progress in International Relations Theory: Appraising the Field (MIT Press); and Bridges and Boundaries: Historians, Political Scientists, and the Study of International Relations (MIT Press); (with John Vasquez) of Realism and the Balancing of Power: A New Debate (Prentice Hall); and (with Michael Jensen) of the Realism Reader (Routledge). Elman has published articles in the American Political Science Review, the Annual Review of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, the International History Review, International Organization, International Security, International Studies Quarterly, Millennium, Political Science & Politics, and Security Studies. He is a co-founder of both the International History and Politics and the Qualitative and Multimethod Research organized sections of the American Political Science Association, and a cofounder and Executive Director of the Consortium for Qualitative Research Methods. He co-directs (with Diana Kapiszewski, Georgetown University) the Qualitative Data Repository.
Twitter Handle: @colinelman
Daniel Evanko graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. He obtained his Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology and Structural Biology at Thomas Jefferson University and performed post-graduate research in neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the staff of Nature Methods in 2004 as a manuscript editor and became Chief Editor in 2008. While at Nature Methods Dr. Evanko interviewed dozens of scientists, edited hundreds of manuscripts, wrote over 100 articles and created and edited two popular columns of practical advice on visualizing scientific data and on statistics. As Head of Editorial Services since 2014 he has been focused on the editorial service that the company provides to its authors and reviewers.
Twitter Handle: @devanko
Patricia has been with CrossRef for 8 years. As Product Support manager she oversees technical support and helps maintain and improve core services. She has also worked as a systems librarian and cataloger, and in publisher services at Ingenta.
Mary C. Francis is Executive Editor, Music, Cinema, and Media Studies at the University of California Press.Â Mary did her undergraduate degree in music at Brandeis University and her graduate work in musicology at Yale. She worked at Yale University Press, Oxford University Press, and Mayfield Publishing before coming to the University of California Press in 1999.
Twittter Handle: @ucpress
Katy is currently the Assistant Library Director overseeing Collection Development & Discovery at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. Prior to that she served as the E-Resources & Serials Librarian at Macalester.
Twitter Handle: kgabrio
Paul Gee manages digital marketing and product management for The JAMA Network web sites and mobile apps. His team improves customer engagement through digital communications and platform design evolution. In his 14 years in the medical publishing industry, Paul has held a wide array of roles across editorial, production, publishing and product management roles at The JAMA Network and Wolters Kluwer. He enjoys working directly with customers to innovate products and drive new value for both his organization and the end user.
Paul Groth is Distruptive Technology Director at Elsevier Labs. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Southampton (2007) and has done research at the University of Southern California and the VU University Amsterdam. His research focuses on dealing with large amounts of diverse contextualized knowledge with a particular focus on the web and science applications. This includes research in data provenance, data science, data integration and knowledge sharing. Paul was co-chair of the W3C Provenance Working Group that created a standard for provenance interchange. He is co-author of Provenance: an Introduction to PROV; The Semantic Web Primer: 3rd Edition as well as numerous academic articles. He blogs at http://thinklinks.wordpress.com.
Twitter Handle: @pgroth
Emilia received her MA in cultural anthropology from George Mason University and is currently a PhD student at the University of Maryland specializing in medical anthropology. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, Emilia worked in the publishing department at the American Anthropological Association where she worked closely with the Managing Editor of Anthropology News, Director of Publishing, and editorial offices of the AAA’s 22 journals. As an anthropologist, she is eager to join the conversation on the promotion of sustainable and broad dissemination of anthropological knowledge.
Laurel L. Haak, PhD, is the Executive Director of ORCiD, an international and interdisciplinary non-profit organization dedicated to providing the technical infrastructure to generate and maintain unique and persistent identifiers for researchers and scholars.
Twitter Handle: @HaakYak
Mark is the founder of http://figshare.com, which he launched in January 2011. Originally designed as a personal store of digital research outputs, the figshare technology has grown to include both a repository and data management solution for institutions as well as a data publishing and visualization solution for academic publishers. He is a former academic researcher himself, with a PhD from Imperial College London, where his work focused on both the basic science of, and therapeutic applications of stem cells. Mark has been active in both Creative Futures and Outreach activities translating stem cell biology to school children.
Twitter Handle: @MarkHahnel
Robert M. Harington is Associate Executive Director, Publishing at the American Mathematical Society. Robert has overall responsibility for publishing at the AMS, including books, journals and electronic products, actively leading strategic growth and development of publishing at the AMS in addition to managing the publishing staff across all publishing, marketing, sales and production functions. Robert is a “Chef” for The Scholarly Kitchen Blog. Robert also serves on the MathJax Steering Committee. Robert came to the AMS from the American Institute of Physics, where he served as Publisher. He has forged an international career working in both non-profit and commercial settings, with rich experience across the United States, Europe, and Asia.Â Robert holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Oxford, and a first-class honours degree in chemistry from the University of London. The AMS has maintained an active publishing program for over 100 years and has established a reputation as one of the top publishers of advanced mathematics in the world, with over 3000 books in print, 23 journals, and Mathematical Reviews(r) (MathSciNet(r)). The American Mathematical Society was founded in 1888 to further the interests of mathematics research and scholarship, and serves the national and international community through its meetings, publications, advocacy, and other programs. The Society’s offices in Providence, Ann Arbor, and Washington, DC employ 210 people.Â There are 28,000 individual members and 570 institutions worldwide that benefit from membership in the Society.
Matthew Hartings is an assistant professor of chemistry at American University. The research in Dr. Hartings lab is studying several processes: multi-scale protein organization around nanoparticles, functional polymer nanocomposites for 3D printing, and metalloprotein engineering. Aside from these research interests, Dr. Hartings is also a scholar of communicating chemistry and science to non-scientists. Associated with this, he teaches a course to non-science majors on kitchen chemistry. Dr. Hartings has also written articles and done multiple media interviews on the chemistry of cooking.
Geneva Henry is the University Librarian and Vice Provost for Libraries at The George Washington University. Geneva joined GW in July 2013, coming from Rice University in Houston, TX. Her research focus has been in the areas of digital libraries, digital humanities, open access publishing and new organizational models for 21st century libraries. She collaborates with faculty and other administrators at GW and across institutions to maximize gains with a scarcity of resources. Prior to joining Rice, Geneva was a Senior I/T Architect and Program Manager with IBM, where she worked on the international space station project with NASA, along with several other complex systems programs for government agencies, universities, and museums worldwide. Her earlier career involved applied research in artificial intelligence at TRW and the Rand Corporation.
Twitter Handle: @genevahenry
Paul Hess is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Joint Quantum Institute, a research partnership between the University of Maryland’s Physics Department and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Paul received his Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard University, and a BA in Astrophysics from Williams College. As an experimental physicist, the majority of Paul’s time is spent in the laboratory, where he uses techniques including laser cooling to assemble strings of trapped atomic ions in an ultra-high vacuum chamber. Paul’s current research involves using highly controlled systems of 10-20 atomic ions to study complex quantum mechanical phenomenon. This experimental platform allows Paul and his collaborators to simulate the microscopic properties that arise in real magnetic materials.
Jane Hiebert-White is the executive publisher of Health Affairs, a monthly journal at the intersection of health, health care and policy. At the journal for nearly 25 years, Jane has held numerous editorial and business positions, including executive editor. She currently heads Health Affairs’ business operations, including development of the journal’s Web site, communications, and social media outreach. Health Affairs reaches an audience of health care CEOs, industry analysts, government policymakers, and scholars in fields from economics and political science to medicine and law. The journal is online at www.healthaffairs.org
Jane oversaw the launch of Health Affairs Blog in 2006. Today, Members of Congress, health care business leaders, scholars, and analysts contribute to the blog, which has been cited by the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USAToday, and listed as a “Recommended Resource” by the New York Times.
Lyndon Holmes, President and Founder – Lyndon founded Aries Systems in 1986, to develop and deliver improved electronic publishing technologies that would facilitate knowledge discovery in the sciences. He personally designed and developed the Knowledge Finder ® “fuzzy logic” search engine for biomedical literature, and has conceived and directed the development of other Aries’ key technologies including the Editorial Manager ® peer review system and ProduXion Manager ® production management system. Today, he serves as the companys visionary, mapping future product and service directions for technology solutions in the scholarly publishing arena. Previously, Lyndon was VP of Marketing and VP of Engineering at CLSI, the pioneers in academic, medical and public library automation. He also worked at Arthur D. Little Systems, where he designed and developed a broad variety of information systems, including state-of-the-art public safety command-and-control systems. Lyndon has a degree in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Judy Hum-Delaney has over 14 years of experience in journal production having held several progressive roles at Canadian Science Publishing (formerly NRC Research Press. She has been Manager, Production and Vendor Management since 2009. Judy oversees all of journal production working closely with internal teams, external vendors, printers, and platform host. She also ensures proper indexing and aggregation of content. She has been Project Manager for numerous journal development projects for CSP and its clients. She has experience in production transitions, design and implementation of workflow improvements, migration in software and technologies, continuous publishing, and implementation of new products and services.
Jamie Hutchins is Director of Publishing and based in IOP Publishing’s Bristol, UK headquarters; he is responsible for developing strategies for IOP’s full range of publications and publishing partners.
Twitter Handle: @jam_hut
John Inglis, Executive Director and Publisher of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press in New York and co-founder of bioRxiv, the preprint server for the life sciences. On leaving Edinburgh Medical School with a PhD in immunology, he was appointed an Assistant Editor of The Lancet. He then conceived and edited Elsevier’s monthly review journal Immunology Today (now Trends in Immunology) in Cambridge and launched and managed other similar journals. At the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, he took over one newly launched journal and a handful of prestigious books. He founded CSHL Press, which is now a respected, not-for-profit publisher of eight journals in molecular and cellular biology, 200 books, and two web services, and contributes significantly to the Laboratory’s international reputation and goals in research, revenue, scientific education, and communication.
Twitter Handle: @JohnRInglis
William G. Jacoby is Professor of Political Science at Michigan State University and Editor of the American Journal of Political Science. He is the former Director of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research and former Editor of the Journal of Politics. Professor Jacoby received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before coming to Michigan State, he was on the faculty at the University of Missouri-Columbia, the Ohio State University, and the University of South Carolina. Professor Jacoby’s areas of professional interest include mass political behavior (currently focusing on the effects of values on public opinion and vote choice) and quantitative methodology (especially scaling methods, measurement theory, and statistical graphics).
Twitter Handle: AJPS_Editor
Janice Jaguszewski has been Director and Associate University Librarian for the Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota Libraries since 2011. She is currently focused on advancing teaching, learning, and research in the Academic Health Center through expanded services in eLearning, research impact, and data management and informatics. In addition, she is interested in how library spaces may be repurposed to meet the evolving needs of students and faculty. A significant current project is providing equal access to quality health information for all 5 million Minnesota citizens through a proposed Minnesota Electronic Health Library, which is part of the University’s 2015 biennial legislative request. Janice is a member of the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries and the Medical Library Association. She has published and presented on future roles for academic librarians, professional development for librarians, and various topics related to the transition from print to electronic resources.
Peter Jaszi is a Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law, where he teaches copyright law and courses in law and cinema, as well as supervising students in the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic, which he helped to establish, along with the Program on Intellectual Property and Information Justice. He has served as a Trustee of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. and is a member of the editorial board of its journal. In 2007, he received the American Library Associations L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award, and in 2009 the Intellectual Property Section of the District of Columbia Bar honored him as the years Champion of Intellectual Property. He has written about copyright history and theory and co-authored a standard copyright textbook. Since 2005, he and Patricia Aufderheide have collaborated with members of various creative communities to develop Codes of Best Practices in Fair Use, a project described in their book, Reclaiming Fair Use (2011, Univ. of Chicago Press).
Mark Johnson specializes in building and nurturing communities, and has over 20 years of publishing experience including stints at newspapers, cable television, and in scholarly publishing.
Mark joined PLOS in October 2014 and is currently Director of Contributor Experience and Product Marketing. Previously, Mark was Vice President, Publisher Relations for HighWire Press where he led the account management and support team. As Marketing Director for Elsevier’s Cell Press imprint he contributed to the successful launches of many Cell-branded journals.
Mark received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Kansas and his master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, both in Radio-Television-Film.
On a personal note: Mark, his wife Linda and their three cats live in the San Francisco Bay Area. He enjoys cycling, swimming, and eating mostly eating. Mark occasionally competes in triathlons and is a multiple time finisher at Ironman Arizona and the Escape From Alcatraz events.
Twitter Handle: @markzebrachair
Rob Johnson is the founder and director of Research Consulting, which provides consultancy services to organisations involved in the delivery, dissemination and commercialisation of research. Rob qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, the international professional services firm, and subsequently spent four years as Head of Research Operations at the University of Nottingham. Since founding Research Consulting in early 2013 he has worked on a range of projects in the field of open access, including a recent study of the costs of compliance with funder open access policies for academic institutions. His clients include the Centre for Research Communications, which operates the SHERPA services, Jisc, and the Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. He is a member of a consortium tasked with monitoring the transition to open access in the United Kingdom, working with Elsevier, the Research Information Network and the University of Sheffield.
Twitter Handle: @rschconsulting
Phill Jones is Head of Publisher Outreach at Digital Science, where he works to improve understanding of the types of products and services that Digital Science and its various portfolio companies offer. Phill has spent much of his career working on projects that use technology to accelerate scientific discovery. He joined Digital Science from portfolio company ReadCube, where he held the position of VP of Business Development. Prior to Digital Science, he was the Editorial Director at Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE), the first academic video journal. Phill is a member of several committees including the SSP annual conference and educational committees, the STM association early career publishers and future lab committees. In a former life, Phill was a cross-disciplinary research scientist. He held a faculty position at Harvard Medical School, working in bio-physics and neuroscience, despite having originally started out as a plasma physicist at the UK atomic energy authority. He has also worked as a microscopy consultant and scientific advisor for a number of startups and small companies.
Twitter Handle: @phillbjones
Roy Kaufman is Managing Director of New Ventures and is responsible for expanding service capabilities as CCC moves into new markets and services. Prior to CCC, Roy served as Legal Director, Wiley-Blackwell, John Wiley and Sons, Inc. He is a member of, among other things, the Bar of the State of New York, the Copyright and Legal Affairs Committee of the International Association of Scientific Technical and Medical Publishers and the UK’s Gold Open Access Infrastructure Program. He was the founding corporate Secretary of CrossRef, and formerly chaired its legal working group. He has lectured extensively on the subjects of copyright, licensing, open access, text/data mining, new media, artists’ rights, and art law. Roy is Editor-in-Chief of Art Law Handbook: From Antiquities to the Internet and author of two books on publishing contract law. He is a graduate of Brandeis University and Columbia Law School.
Twitter Handle: @copyrightclear
Maeg Keane joined BioOne in 2012 after graduating from Georgetown University with a Masters in English. As BioOnes Communications Associate, she focuses on organizational visibility and brand management. An adept graphic designer, Maeg designs various web and print collateral for BioOne. She is also a Society for Scholarly Publishing Early Career Award recipient.
Melinda has worked in the scholarly communications industry for over twenty years. After completing a degree in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford, she began her career in academic publishing working at Oxford University Press for 13 years, where she gained a board-level position as Global Marketing Director for the Journals Division. In 2004 she founded TBI Communications, a marketing agency serving academic publishers, societies and libraries. In 2013 she co-founded Kudos a web-based platform that supports the research community in increasing the discoverability and reach of their work. Melinda is a member of the editorial board of Learned Publishing and also a non-Executive Director of Bioscientifica.
Twitter Handle: @melindakenneway
The K of K|N, Rebecca is one of the two principals at K|N Consultants, along with Lisa Norberg. Prior to working full time at K|N, she was the founding director of the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, a division of the Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, where for nearly 8 years she was responsible for developing programs to facilitate scholarly research and the communication of that research through technology solutions. Rebecca has worked primarily in the scholarly publishing industry, including production leadership roles at Cell Press, Blackwell Publishing (now Wiley-Blackwell), and the open-access publisher Public Library of Science (PLOS).
With a love of reading and writing, Ashley Ketelhut’s first step into the publishing world began with an experience during college, as Editor-in-Chief of The George Mason Review, an undergraduate academic journal. Since then, Ashley has pursued experiences in book and journal publishing, ranging from editorial, marketing to production. She recently finished her Masters degree in Publishing at George Washington University, which gave her a well-rounded education of the industry. Currently, Ashley is an editorial coordinator at The American Society of Clinical Oncology, where she works with authors, editors and reviewers through the peer-review process of two oncology journals.
Robert Kiley is Head of Digital Services at the Wellcome Library, and currently acting as Head of Wellcome Library.
Currently, Kiley is playing a leading role in the implementation of the Trust’s open access policy and as such is responsible for liaising with publishers with regard to the Trust’s OA policy, and overseeing the development of the Europe PubMed Central repository. Robert also acts as the Trust’s point of contact for eLife, the new top-tier, open-access research journal, launched in 2012 with the support of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society and the Wellcome Trust. Away from open access related activities, Kiley is also responsible for developing the infrastructure to supports the Wellcome Library’s strategy to provide free, online, universal access to the Library’s unique and important collections. Kiley is a qualified librarian and an Associate Member of CILIP.
Shelby is a Hartree Postdoctoral Fellow at the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QUICS) at the University of Maryland. Her research is on quantum computing, with a focus on quantum algorithms, quantum complexity, and quantum process tomography. As the theory of quantum computing is an interdisciplinary field, she has published in physics journals and computer science conferences and journals, as well as refereed for computer science and quantum computing conferences. Shelby received her PhD in physics from MIT and her B.A. in astrophysics from Williams College.
Nettie Lagace is the Associate Director for Programs at NISO, where she is responsible for facilitating the work of NISOs topic committees and development groups for standards and best practices, and working with the community to encourage broad adoption of this consensus work. Prior to joining NISO in 2011, Nettie worked at Ex Libris, where she served for 11 years in a number of library and information provider-facing roles, working on link resolver, electronic resource management and recommender software. She holds a M.I.L.S. from the University of Michigan.
Twitter Handle: @abugseye
David Lamb has spent his career advising companies in publishing and digital media. He is currently president of Lamb Group LLC, a financial advisory firm serving trade, scholarly, and digital publishers. As president of GSL Publishing Associates for fifteen years he handled the sale of consumer publishers including Motorbooks, Avalon, Publishers Group West, Timber Press, and Sterling Publishing. His buy-side clientele has included Chronicle Books, Workman Publishing, Egmont, and HarperCollins. David previously was a Managing Director at Veronis Suhler Stevenson where he had transaction responsibility covering all communications industry sectors and had a role in $8 billion of completed transactions. He began his career as Director of New Media at IDG subsidiary Link Resources, and he owned and operated self-publisher Vantage Press from 2009 to 2012.
As its former president, Jennifer Lawton was instrumental in transforming MakerBot into the global leader in the desktop 3D printing industry. She started with MakerBot in 2011 and was responsible for the overall strategy and growth of the company, including strategic partnerships, product development, and retail. In addition to her work with MakerBot, she is a respected company builder, technologist, and advocate for fostering entrepreneurship.
In 1991, Lawton co-founded Net Daemons Associates (NDA), an information technology consulting firm. With Lawton as CEO, NDA was recognized on the 1998 Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing privately held U.S. companies, and on the Deloitte and Touche Fast 50 and Fast 500 lists for 1997 and 1998. In 1999, Net Daemons was acquired by Interliant Inc. (formerly Sage Networks), where Lawton served as a senior vice president. She later worked as an entrepreneur-in-residence with Softbank and Mobius Venture Capital.
In 2001, Lawton left the corporate world to become the owner of the independent bookstores Just Books and Just Books, Too, as well as Arcadia CafE in Old Greenwich, Conn. After ten years running successful retail ventures, Jenny re-entered the business scene, serving as COO for Rockin Water and RAM Scientific, and SVP Operations for Mercury Solar Systems. She is currently a board member of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.
Jennifer Lin, PhD is Senior Product Manager at PLOS. She is the primary lead of the Article-Level Metrics initiative and the publishers data program. She earned her PhD at Johns Hopkins University. She has 15 years of experience in community outreach, change management, product development, and project management in scholarly communications, education, and the public sector.
Twitter Handle: @jenniferlin15
Anne Linton is Director of the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, The George Washington University. She has served in that position since January 1998 and in various other positions at Himmelfarb since 1984. Ms. Linton also holds the rank of adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Medicine and is a Research Services Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing. She is a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals and a graduate of Georgetown and Drexel Universities. She has served as a lecturer in the School of Library and Information Science of the Catholic University of America. Recent service to the Medical Library Association includes membership on the 2014 National Program Committee, the Joseph Leiter Lecture Committee and the Cunningham Fellowship Evaluation Task Force. Recent service to MAC includes: membership on the Professional Development Committee and the Program Committee for the 2012 Annual Meeting.
As an industry consultant since the start of the dotcom boom, Judy Luther brings an understanding of all stakeholders having worked in publishing, for intermediaries and in libraries. Her company, Informed Strategies LLC, offers market facing services for publishers, vendors, professional societies, standards organizations, startups and those seeking to connect users and content. Judy is a Past President of SSP and currently serves on behalf of SSP as the North American Editor for Learned Publishing. The journal is published by the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) and is also a benefit of SSP membership. Judy has earned both an MLS and an MBA.
Cason Lynley is the Journals Marketing Manager at Duke University Press, which publishes 40 journals primarily in the social sciences and humanities as well as several in mathematics and environmental science. Cason joined Duke University Press in 1999 as Advertising and Sales Coordinator in the Journals Marketing Department. In 2000, she moved into the Assistant Manager position in the same department and served in that position until June 2009. Prior to her tenure at the Press, Cason worked for Southern Progress Corporation as a merchandising specialist for both Southern Living and Southern Accents Magazines, creating and implementing promotional marketing campaigns for advertisers. Cason completed her undergraduate work at Wake Forest University and earned a Masters of English with an emphasis in creative writing from North Carolina State University.
Jayne Marks is Vice President of Global Publishing at Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research, based in Philadelphia. She has responsibility for managing the Medical Research business content strategy across the Lippincott William & Wilkins portfolio of 290 medical, nursing and allied health journals, managing editorial, society acquisition and business development, and continuing education business. She also manages the product management and product strategy groups for the Ovid platform. Jayne has spent her 30-year career working in STM publishing and regularly speaking at industry conferences. She is the Chairman of the Board of the International STM Association and a board member of IPPRO. Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer, she was vice president and editorial director for the Library Information Group at SAGE Publications. In this position, she managed over 350 journals, a reference publishing program, and had responsibility for new online products. Jayne has held publishing director positions at Nature Publishing Group and Stockton Press, managing broad journal portfolios and launching new products. Jayne holds a BSc in Environmental Sciences from University of Sussex, UK.
Kathy Masnik joined ProQuest in 2012 as the Vice President of Product Management for the ebooks division. As the product management leader, she is responsible for overseeing the development of ProQuest ebook platforms and services, including EBL, Ebrary, and Ebook Central products. Before joining ProQuest, Kathy spent 4 years as Director of Product Management for CourseSmart, a leading provider of etextbooks for the higher education market. Prior to CourseSmart, Kathy worked in product management at Cengage Learning, and various technical roles at Oracle Corporation.
Sara McNamara is an Associate Editor in the Journals division of Oxford University Press. Prior to joining OUP, Sara was an adjunct philosophy professor at Hofstra University and John Jay College (CUNY). She has also previously served as the managing editor of the International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics. Sara has an M.A. in philosophy from Miami University (OH) and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Stony Brook University.
Alice Meadows is Director of Community Engagement & Support for ORCID, a nonprofit whose goal is to solve the name ambiguity problem in scholarly communications. Alice was formerly ORCID’s Director of Communications and before that held a variety of communications and marketing roles at Wiley and previously Blackwell. She is a regular contributor to The Scholarly Kitchen and a former SSP board member and ALPSP council member.
Ann Michael is President and Founder of Delta Think, a publishing consultancy focused on innovation in product strategy, development, and content management. Delta Think has worked with dozens of major commercial and non-profit scholarly and educational publishers as they clarified their business objectives, gained insight into their customers needs, defined new content products and business models, introduced new tools and technologies, and developed the skills and expertise needed to be successful in an ever changing publishing environment. Ann is currently President-elect of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), a frequent organizer and speaker at publishing conferences and events, and is a contributor to the SSP’s blog, The Scholarly Kitchen.
Twitter Handle: annmichael
Dan Morgan is Digital Science Publisher at the University of California Press, and the Publisher of Collabra (CollabraOA.org), the Press’ OA mega-journal. He joined UC Press in June 2014 to focus on mission-driven, not-for-profit, digital initiatives. He has worked in scholarly publishing for over 13 years, in publishing management, research, open access, and strategy roles. All of that time was at Elsevier where he ended up the head of the Psychology and Cognitive Sciences journals department, then Senior Manager for Open Access and other outreach for North America. He is a passionate advocate for open access, open science, and advancing scholarly communication. When he isnt thinking about Collabra he enjoys playing guitars in bands, films, craft cocktails, thriller novels, and dogs.
Twitter Handle: @djjmorgan
Laura Morse is the Director, Library Systems at Harvard University. Her team includes an incredible group of systems librarians who provide support, training, implementation services, and analysis and project management for a wide range of locally developed and vended products that support the activities of the Harvard Library, including discovery and delivery systems. Laura has a deep interest in ensuring the success of discovery systems as evidenced by both her work on the development of the NISO Open Discovery Initiative (ODI) Working Group and current role as ODI Standing Committee co-chair. She is a current member and past-chair of the ELUNA (Ex Libris Users of North America) Steering Committee.
Mary Rose Muccie is Director, Temple University Press, and Scholarly Communications Officer, Temple University Library. Prior to joining Temple she held positions at JSTOR, Project MUSE, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
Twitter Handle: mrmuccie
Whitney is the Product Manager for the Ingram Content Groups MyiLibrary e-book platform. She has been with Ingram since 2008.
Twitter Handle: ebook_gal
Jeremy Nielsen is the Managing Director of Publications at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) where he oversees the strategic and operational development of all journal – related products and services. Prior to joining RSNA, Jeremy served in numerous publishing roles at the American Medical Association, most recently as the journal sales manager for the Asia Pacific region. Jeremy is an active member of the SSP Marketing Committee and holds a B.A. in Marketing from Kent State University along with an M.B.A. from Loyola University Chicago.
Twitter Handle: @RSNS
Brandon leads ACS Publications efforts in growing revenue and market-share, building preference for ACS brands and products worldwide, and accelerating ACS Publications adoption of digital publishing/marketing technologies. In his 5 years at ACS, notable accomplishments include (1) the strategy and programs that helped ACS navigate the print-to-digital product and revenue transition in the midst of a global recession. Over the last 4 years, digital revenue has grown by 60% and operating income more than doubled. In addition, circulation and registration campaigns grew global readership by 35% and registration from 0-250,000 individual subscribers in 4 years; (2) the successful launch and submission growth of over 8 new journal titles, plus the product planning and launch of C&EN Archives and E-book program; (3) the introduction of the award-winning ACS Mobile app now generating over 125,000 abstract views a month. Prior to joining ACS, Brandon served in a variety of product development, marketing and executive roles within the publishing industry, including Thomson/Gale, McGraw Hill, International Data Group, and BIS/NYNEX. When not working with customers and distribution partners for ACS, he splits his time between Alexandria, VA and Cape Cod, MA. Brandon holds an AB from Hamilton College in Clinton, NY.
Bob Oeste, Ph.D., is a senior programmer/analyst at the Johns Hopkins University Press and chief developer of Allbooks, a title management system licensed to more than a dozen publishers. He also serves as technical advisor to DocTracker, a federally-funded program to facilitate open-source, digital-only publication of documentary editions, including the Financial Papers of George Washington and the Papers of Dolley Madison. An expert in book metadata, he developed software for in-house production of ONIX files that were among the first to receive Gold Certification from the Book Industry Study Group (BISG). Prior to his IT career, he worked for the U.S. State Department, managed a variety of successful book promotional campaigns, and published a novel with Random House. Bob is a frequent speaker at conferences and has done consulting work with large and small publishers in the U.S. and abroad.
Twitter Handle: @BobOeste
Christine Orr is Sales Director for Ringgold Inc. She supports Ringgold’s client base of publishers and intermediaries, helping them to improve data quality and interoperability, exploit the business intelligence within their own data, and explore the market for their content. Prior to joining Ringgold, Christine spent 15 years with the Optical Society of America and the American Institute of Physics, helping them to navigate the institutional market for legacy journals. She holds an MLS.
Twitter Handle: @RinggoldInc, chrissorr
Diana L. Pesek, Journals Manager for Penn State University Press, has more than 25 years of journal scholarly publishing experience, including acquisition, editorial, and production. Her experience includes both print and electronic publishing. Since joining PSUP in January 2011, Diana has helped the journals program grow from 13 titles to 30 titles.
Ashley Petrylak is Senior Editor, Science and Medicine Journals, Oxford University Press. Ashley joined OUP in 2011 after setting her sights on a role that would allow her to work more closely with academic societies. At OUP she is responsible for journals acquisitions in medicine and science, and also manages a small portfolio of journals. Prior to joining the OUP team, Ashley headed the Clinical Medicine Journals division at Informa Healthcare, which contained 51 titles representing most major clinical specialty areas. Ashley has also worked as a lab manager and technician in the department of Cell Biology and Neurology at New York University and has contributed to several research papers.
Twitter Handle: @apointe_nyc
As Product Manager, Toby is responsible for the product definition and roadmap for Publishing Technologys pub2web and ingentaconnect platforms.Â He provides vision and leadership to drive ongoing product development, bridges the engineering, UX and business teams on client proposals, new concepts and new site builds, and translates customer requirements into actionable project deliverables.Â Previously, Toby held web and product development roles at the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, New England Journal of Medicine, the Massachusetts Historical Society and Houghton Mifflin.Â Toby speaks regularly at SSP, the Charleston Conference and customer events on topics ranging from publisher business models, website user experience and market intelligence.Â
Joel Plotkin is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of eJournalPress, a division of Precision Computer Works, Inc. eJournalPress focuses on providing web-based manuscript submission, peer review, billing, and production workflow software for scientific journals. He has grown eJournalPress into a multiproduct, 25-person company which serves scholarly publishers around the world. In addition to being an engineer and entrepreneur, Plotkin also is an inventor with two patents including a Process for computer implemented manuscript review. As CEO of eJournalPress, he has contributed to and promoted industry initiatives such as ORCID, FundRef, CrossCheck, Annotate, and open access. Plotkin has an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland and a graduate degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University.
T. Scott Plutchak is Director of Digital Data Curation Strategies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). In that capacity he works with units throughout the university to develop institutional policies and services for the management and curation of research data. From 1995 to 2014 he was the Director of UABs Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences. From 1999 through 2005 he was the editor of the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA), and presently serves on editorial boards for Evidence Based Library and Information Practice and The BMJ. He is a founding member of the Chicago Collaborative, and in 2009 was a member of the Scholarly Publishing Roundtable, formed at the request of the US Congress to develop consensus recommendations on providing public access to federally funded research results. He leads the international librarian rock band, The Bearded Pigs.
Ros Pyne is Research & Development Manager, Open Research at Nature Publishing Group and Palgrave Macmillan, where she manages projects in support of the company’s open access strategy and policies. In her time at the company she has developed and implemented campaigns including the publication of Palgrave’s first open-access chapter in a hybrid book, the first publisher-led trial of open peer review for academic books, the transition of Nature Communications to full open access, and most recently the creation of an open access funding support service for authors. Prior to this she worked in digital and publishing roles where she commissioned award-winning journals.
Twitter Handle: @rospyne
Howard Ratner is Executive Director of CHOR, Inc. and leads its first service — CHORUS — Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States — a not-for-profit public-private partnership to increase public access to peer-reviewed publications that report on federally funded research. Howard was most recently Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice-President, for Nature Publishing Group where he was in charge of global web and mobile development and operations, content management, production and manufacturing, and information technology across all NPG products. Howard’s earlier positions included Director, Electronic Publishing & Production for Springer and a member of the production staff at John Wiley & Sons.
Michael J. Remington, J.D., is a partner in the law firm of Drinker Biddle and Reath LLP (Washington, DC office) where his practice focuses on intellectual property law, civil justice reform and government relations. His clients include a major performing rights organization, a patent licensing foundation, trade associations, and individual authors and inventors. Prior to law practice, Mike held high-level positions in the three branches of the Federal government. For thirteen years, he was Chief Counsel of the Judiciary Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives on Intellectual Property and Judicial Administration and Counsel to the House Committee on the Judiciary. In the judicial branch, Mike served as a law clerk to a federal district judge and as Deputy Legislative Affairs Officer to the Judicial Conference of the United States (under Chief Justice Warren E. Burger). In the executive branch, Mike was a prosecutor in the Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, and worked at the White House in the Ford Administration. Mike is a former Fulbright Scholar in Paris, France who also served for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in CUte dIvoire, Africa. For many years, he was as an adjunct law professor at the George Mason University School of Law and the Catholic University Columbus School of Law. He has published numerous articles about patent and copyright law, among other legal subjects, and has lectured on intellectual property issues worldwide, most recently in China, Korea and Italy.
Regina Romano Reynolds is director of the U.S. ISSN Center and head of the ISSN Section at the Library of Congress. She was a member of the U.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee and co-chaired the internal LC group that recommended LC projects based on the report of the Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control. Reynolds has contributed to BIBFRAME efforts to model serials and is a member of the ISSN Review Group, an international effort to develop ISSN rules and harmonize these rules with FRBR, RDA and ISBD. Reynolds has extensive experience in national and international standards for serials, including revision of the ISSN standard and NISOs PIE-J, a set of best practices for the presentation and identification of e-journals. She is a frequent speaker and writer on ISSN, standards for serials, and the future of bibliographic control.
Jill is the Marketing Manager in the Journals division of the MIT Press, where she has worked for the better part of a decade. She oversees the promotion and publicity for the 30+ journals published there, and spends much of her day wondering, “what to do with all the data?”. Jill is also the current Journals Committee chair for the Association of American University Presses (AAUP).
“Nancy oversees all aspects of the Endocrine Societys publishing enterprise, which includes five scholarly journals ( Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Endocrinology, Molecular Endocrinology, Endocrine Reviews, and Hormones and Cancer), Endocrine News, and the Societys book program partnership with Wiley Health Sciences.
Prior to her employment at the Society, Rodnan led the publications department at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), managing the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC), Molecular and Cellular Proteomics (MCP), the Journal of Lipid Research (JLR), and other ASBMB publications for more than ten years. Previously, Nancy had leadership positions in publications with the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) and the American Chemical Society.”
Bruce Rosenblum is CEO of Inera Incorporated. He has more than 30 years of experience designing and implementing electronic publishing solutions. He heads up software development activities at Inera, including the design and development of eXtyles and Edifix. He also consults on the design of electronic production workflows and application of XML in publishing. He co-authored the JATS/NLM DTD suite and developed the CrossRef Metadata Deposit Schema. Bruce has spoken at meetings of the Council of Science Editors, Society for Scholarly Publishing, NISO, JAT-Con, Extreme Markup and STM International. He served on the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Board of Directors from 2005 to 2013. His joint work with CrossRef earned Inera and CrossRef the 2014 NEPCo Publishing Collaboration Award.
Twitter Handle: @eXtyles
Judith Russell is Dean of University Libraries, University of Florida. Previously, she was the Superintendent of Documents, U.S Government Printing Office and Dep. Director, National Commission on Libraries and Information Services. Russell also worked at Lexis-Nexis and other companies in the information industry. She holds an M.S. in Library Science from The Catholic University of America.
Twitter Handle: @JudyRussell
Melissanne Scheld is Managing Director at Publishers Communication Group, a global sales, marketing and research firm serving the scholarly publishing community. With an academic publishing background spanning two decades, Melissanne has worked through the print-to-digital transition and is experienced in developing sales strategies for a wide-range of products. Before joining PCG, Melissanne worked in the New York offices of Cambridge University Press where she managed academic sales, publicity and various marketing functions. Previously she held positions at New York University Press and Columbia University Press and frequently speaks at industry events.
Twitter Handle: @melissannepcg
Paul Schoening is Associate Dean and Director of Bernard Becker Medical Library at Washington University in St. Louis. He is president of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. Paul has an MBA from Washington University, an MS in mathematics from the University of Minnesota, and a BA from St. Olaf College with majors in mathematics and biology. He worked in the aerospace field before joining Washington University’s Medical Informatics Division and eventually to the medical library. His areas of interest include community health, informatics, and scholarly communication.
Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, PhD, is currently Professor and Director of Libraries, Georgia Regents University (GRU), Augusta, GA. Before coming to GRU she was the Administrative Director of the Center for Human Simulation and Patient Safety and Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to serving as Director of the Center for Human Simulation and Patient Safety, Seago directed the university’s VCU School of Medicine Computer Based Instruction Lab/Learning Resource Center and served as a clinical medical librarian in the universitys Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences. During her VCU tenure, she served as the School of Medicines representative to the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Information Resources and the university’s Libraries Advisory Committee. She received the School of Medicines Educational Innovation Award. Seago currently serves on the Scholarly Communications Committee of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) and represents AAHSL on the Chicago Collaborative. Seago has chaired the Medical Library Associations Publications Committee and Educational Media and Technologies section and served on the association’s Continuing Education and Governmental Relations Committees and Editorial Board for the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association. She is past New Journals Editor for the Journal of the American Medical Association and is former Chair and Treasurer of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association. She also authored a chapter in the textbook, Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship. Seago earned masters degrees in English and library science from Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland, respectively, and a doctorate in public policy and administration from VCU.
As Director of the Welch Medical Library Anne K. Seymour oversee its informationist and systematic review program; the acquisition of, access to and delivery of health sciences information; and information services for the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Along with her team of informationists, she collaborates with faculty, students, researchers, clinicians and staff on the research, teaching, and patient-care missions of the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Hospitals. Prior to her appointment at Hopkins, Seymour was the associate director of the Biomedical Library at the University of Pennsylvania. She has applied her expertise in evidence-based health care and health sciences informatics to projects in mobile technology applications and research and informatics capacity building in resource-limited settings and has built and enhanced global health partnerships in Botswana and Guatemala and across Africa and North America.
Gary Spencer, Associate Director of Product Management in WileyÂ¹s Research division, has dedicated more than 15 years to digital publishing. In the mid ’90s, he managed the transition of a small commercial print shop into a digital service provider. In 2001, Gary entered scholarly publishing as Web Services Director with a small healthcare publisher. Since joining Wiley in 2007, he has held management roles related to digital product delivery and recently led the product team for WileyÂ¹s Journal App Service, various components for the next generation of the Wiley Online Library platform, and is currently working on a new author experience for the journal publishing program.
Heather Ruland Staines is Vice President Publisher Development at SIPX (formerly Stanford Intellectual Property Exchange) where she is exploring the nexus of academic publishing, library technology, and the future of eLearning. Prior to SIPX, she worked for Springer, as Senior Manager eOperations and Global eProduct Manager SpringerLink. Active in many industry groups, Heather currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Society for Scholarly Publishers, the ALA ALCTS CRS Education, Research, and Publications Committee, the STM Futurelab Committee, and the planning committee for Academic Publishing Europe (APE). She is a Google Glass Explorer, and she holds a Ph.D. in History from Yale University.
Sugimoto researches within the domain of scholarly communication and scientometrics, examining the formal and informal ways in which knowledge producers consume and disseminate scholarship. She has co-edited two volumes and has published 50 journal articles on this topic. Her work has been presented at numerous conferences and has received research funding from the National Science Foundation, Institute for Museum and Library Services, and the Sloan Foundation, among other agencies. Sugimoto is actively involved in teaching and service and has been rewarded in these areas with an Indiana University Trustees Teaching award (2014) and a national service award from the Association for Information Science and Technology (2009). Sugimoto has an undergraduate degree in music performance, an M.S. in library science, and a Ph.D. in information and library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Twitter Handle: csugimoto
Linda Sussman, Director of Publication Services, joined Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press in 2002, after devoting 20+ years to the high-tech publishing sector (Ziff Davis and CMP Media). At CSHL Press, she directs all production processes and has played an integral role in numerous journal launches and vendor transitions, including shifts to “online only,” continuous publishing, Creative Commons licensing, FTP-to-prepress, and more.
Sarah Tegen, Ph.D. is Vice President for Global Editorial & Author Services within the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society where she oversees the operational management financial oversight, and strategic planning of the global editors and editorial offices of ACS more than 45 peer-reviewed journals. Her team coordinates the technologies, staffing, training and user support for the peer review functions conducted by more than 400 Editors-in-Chief and Associate Editors of ACS journals. The Global Editorial & Author Services team work to implement more efficient and sustainable ways of handling this crucial workload, while keeping an eye toward changes in the academic peer review culture. Sarah’s staff launched the PROSE Award-winning ChemWorx, which is a collaborative reference manager coupled with timesaving tools and services for chemical research community.
Patricia (Pat) L. Thibodeau, MLS, MBA, AHIP, FMLA, is Associate Dean for Library Services & Archives, Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives. Ms. Thibodeau has extensive experience in health sciences libraries serving as a library director in a specialty teaching hospital and an AHEC before coming to Duke. Since coming to Duke in 1993, she has been involved in curricular revisions, major collection decisions, designing research support services, the implementation of new technologies, and the development of archival and digital services. She is active in scholarly communications issues including open access and public access policies, NIH PA policy compliance, and trends in the publishing and scholarly communications industry. Ms. Thibodeau has served as a board member and President of the Medical Library Association and AAHSL, and was one of the initial members of the Chicago Collaborative, an initiative involving associations of librarians, publishers, and editors.
M.J. Tooey is Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs and Executive Director of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland where she has worked in various library positions since 1986. She is also the Director of the Southeastern/Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine under contract with the National Library of Medicine at NIH. She received her MLS from the University of Pittsburgh in 1982 and was the 2011 recipient of Distinguished Alumni Award from the School of Information Sciences. Tooey served as president of the Medical Library Association (MLA) from 2005-2006 and was elected a Fellow of the association in 2009. In 1997 she received the MLA Estelle Brodman Award as Academic Medical Librarian of the Year. Tooey is currently the immediate past-president of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL). She has served on the Board of Trustees for Lyrasis, the nation’s largest regional non-profit membership organization serving libraries and on the library advisory board for the New England Journal of Medicine. Tooey is the author or co-author of over 70 chapters, articles, presentations or posters.
She is the 2011 recipient of Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Pittsburghs School of Information Sciences.
She recently completed her term as president of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries, where she has also served as a Board member. Tooey has also served on the Board of Trustees for Lyrasis, the nations largest regional non-profit membership organization serving libraries. Additionally, she serves on the library advisory committees for FASEB and formerly served on the library advisory board for the New England Journal of Medicine. She is active in the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions Council of Library Directors.
Tooey is the author or co-author of over 70 chapters, articles, presentations or posters.
Caitlin Aptowicz Trasande is Head of Research Policy at Digital Science, currently on secondment to Nature Publishng Group. Prior to joining Digital Science, she managed the Nature Trends project at Nature Publishing Group. She has experience in consulting (The Advisory Board Company) and legal research (United States Office of the Independent Counsel). She received a PhD in Neurobiology from the University of Chicago after studying Classics and Philosophy at St. Johns College (Annapolis, MD).
Linda Van Keuren is the Associate Director for Resources and Access Management at Dahlgren Memorial Library, Georgetown University Medical Center. In this position Linda acquires and manages the resources that comprise the Dahlgren Memorial Library electronic and print collections. She also supervises the Library’s access and delivery services to ensure that high quality resources are readily available in support of academic, clinical and research missions of the Georgetown University Medical Center. Prior to her appointment at Georgetown, Linda was the Systems Manager at Grace Library, Carlow University in Pittsburgh PA as well as Adjunct Faculty, Department of Management and was awarded the Adjunct Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2011. She has a Masters in Library Science from the University of Pittsburgh and an undergraduate degree from Carnegie Mellon University. She is a member of the Medical Library Association and of the Academy of Health Information Professionals.
Alexandra (Alix) Vance is CEO and Executive Director of GeoScienceWorld. She has been President of Architrave Consulting, COO at The Center for Education Reform, Executive Director of Reference Publishing at CQ Press/SAGE, and Vice President of Business Development at Ebook Library. She serves on HighWire Publishers Advisory Council and ALPSP North American Steering Committee. She is a past member of the Editorial Board of Learned Publishing and has been a member of the Board of Directors of The Society for Scholarly Publishing and author for The Scholarly Kitchen.
Dr. Jeffrey Vitter is provost and executive vice chancellor and Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas. He co-led KUs strategic planning and has overseen the first-ever university-wide KU Core curriculum, expansion in engineering and business, multidisciplinary research, major growth of technology commercialization and corporate partnerships, and administrative efficiency. Since 1980 he has served in administrative leadership and faculty roles at Brown, Duke, Purdue, and Texas A&M. He received a B.S. with highest honors in mathematics in 1977 from Notre Dame, a Ph.D. in computer science in 1980 from Stanford, and an M.B.A. in 2002 from Duke. He has over 300 publications, primarily dealing with algorithmic aspects of big data, and is a fellow of the Guggenheim Society, AAAS, ACM, and IEEE.
Twitter Handle @KUprovost
John W. Warren is Head of Mason Publishing Group/George Mason University Press and an adjunct professor in George Washington University’s master of professional studies in publishing program. Warren was previously Marketing and Sales Director at Georgetown University Press, and Director of Marketing, Publications, at the RAND Corporation. He has a Masters in International Management from the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) at the University of California, San Diego. He has authored several articles about the evolution of e-books, including Innovation and the Future of E-Books (2009), for which he was the winner of the International Award for Excellence in the development of the book.
Twitter Handle: @john_w_warren
Charles Watkinson is Associate University Librarian for Publishing at University of Michigan Libraries and Director of University of Michigan Press. Prior to moving to Michigan in 2014, Charles was Director of Purdue University Press and Head of Scholarly Publishing Services in Purdue Libraries for five years, and Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens for five years. He started in the book business working for Oxbow Books as a specialist bookseller and distributor in archaeology, classical, and medieval studies, holding positions in both the UK and USA. He has been a board member of the Association of American University Presses and the Society for Scholarly Publishing, and was an initiator of the Library Publishing Coalition.
Twitter Handle: @charleswatkinso
Pat Weitzel is a postdoctoral Intramural Research Training Award Fellow at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health. He has an undergraduate degree from Indiana University in Bloomington and earned his PhD in Pathology, Immunology, and Molecular Biology at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. At NIH’s Tisdale Lab, he optimizes experimental transplants in animal models based on clinical findings, and supports several trials involving steam cell transplant for Sickle Cell disease, blood transfusion-related complications, and Reproductive Implantation Failure. He also teaches a graduate-level course annually in molecular medicine and is detailed as special assistant to the research integrity officer.
Colleen Willis is the Senior Librarian, Digital Strategies and Technology at the National Academy of Sciences. She manages all library systems, metadata and interlibrary loan operations, and serves as project lead for the Library Impact Service. This service provides Impact LibGuides for National Academies Press published reports powered by searches using subscription-based resources. They produce an Impact Summary Analysis Report using data from LibGuides, Altmetric and NAXchange, the Academies metric tool. Also, the library teaches a workshop on collecting and communicating impact for staff.
As Director of Access and Policy for Elsevier, Dr. Alicia Wise is responsible for delivering Elsevier’s vision for universal access to high-quality scientific publications. She leads strategy and policy in areas such as open access, philanthropic access programs, content accessibility, and access technologies. Based in Oxford, she has a PhD in anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Twitter Handle: @wisealic
Laura Wrubel has been the E-Resources Content Manager at George Washington University Libraries since 2010. She is responsible for access to electronic resources and participates in software projects aimed at improving discovery and search user interfaces for the GW community. She is also involved in the library’s web archiving efforts, including harvesting social media data for the library and researchers. Laura was previously the Systems and Electronic Resources Librarian at the University of Maryland and holds an M.L.S. from University of Maryland.
Richard has 30 years experience in the Software and Information industry in Europe and the United States. Before joining Aries, Richard spent 8 years at SilverPlatter where he managed a 30-person team developing CD-ROM and Internet products for clinicians, researchers and librarians. He joined Aries in 1999 and has played a leading role in the successful development of Editorial Manager, an online peer review system that has been deployed to more than 6,000 scholarly journals, and ProduXion Manager for production tracking. He holds a joint degree in Business and Law from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.