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April 2019 Scholarly Kitchen Webinar: The Future of Independent and Society Publishing

Wednesday, April 17
11 am ET

In these topical webinars, chefs from The Scholarly Kitchen will moderate a panel of speakers addressing some of the most current issues and trends in the scholarly communications industry.

In an era of consolidation and regulation, scale has become a key factor in a successful publishing program. This has made it increasingly difficult for smaller independent publishers, particularly research societies, to continue to thrive in the market. The recent publication of Plan S, a set of funder requirements for publication, has accelerated the sustainability concerns of the independent publisher. Though not intentional, these sorts of policies are expected to lead to greater market consolidation and favor larger, commercial publishers who are better positioned to weather the oncoming storm of compliance. In this webinar we will hear from independent societies about their future plans, from consultants working with societies on those plans, and from a larger publishing house that partners with societies about the pluses and minuses of such partnerships.


Moderator: Phill Jones
Robert Harington, Associate Executive Director, American Mathematical Society
Judy Luther, President, Informed Strategies
David Crotty, Editorial Director, Oxford University Press
Karin Wulf, Director, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture

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