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Society for Scholarly Publishing and The Scholarly Kitchen at Frankfurter Buchmesse






Hall 4.2 | Academic and Business Information Stage
10 October 2018
Frankfurt, Germany
Free to all Fair attendees

Food for Thought: Exploring Timely and Trending Topics in Scholarly and Academic Publishing

Join the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) and The Scholarly Kitchen (TSK) Chefs for a complimentary breakfast with a side of what’s trending in scholarly and academic publishing. In collaboration with the Frankfurter Buchmesse, SSP and TSK will deliver two insightful sessions exploring forthcoming industry developments along with a showcase of global excellence in scholarly communications. This event is free to all Fair attendees on 10 October 2018, from 8:45 am to 11:00 am.

Please note: The Fair opens at 8:45 and it takes about 10 minutes to get to Hall 4.2; to enter early from 8:30 a.m., simply inform the staff at the entry point that you want to attend the SSP conference in Hall 4.2. Please have a copy of this letter in hand to ensure early entry to the fair on 10 October. Seating is limited; arrive early to secure a seat.

8:45 am – 10:00 am:  Breakfast

9:00 am – 10:00 am: What’s Hot and Cooking in Scholarly and Academic Publishing?

The Scholarly Kitchen Chefs (blog contributors) explore what’s next in scholarly communications and separate the hype from reality regarding forthcoming industry developments in a lightning round format. Hear their insightful perspectives about the latest trends and potential challenges facing scholarly and academic publishers today. Follow TSK online at scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org.


  • David Crotty, Executive Editor, The Scholarly Kitchen and Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press
  • Angela Cochran, Associate Editor, The Scholarly Kitchen and Journals Director at the American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Robert Harington, Associate Executive Director, Publishing at the American Mathematical Society
  • Roger C. Schonfeld, Director of Ithaka S+R’s Library and Scholarly Communication Program
  • Todd Carpenter, Executive Director of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
  • Michael Clarke, Managing Partner at Clarke & Esposito

10:00 am – 11:00 am Global Excellence and Diversity Showcase

Representatives from Latin America, Asia and Africa—regions that are often overshadowed in today’s Western dominated media/ecosystem—will highlight success stories from their communities in the areas of authorship, publishing and metrics, innovation, and outreach. Focusing on the strengths and opportunities for scholarly publishing in their regions, the panelists will demonstrate how a globally inclusive and diverse ecosystem benefits the whole scholarly publishing community. Find out what you are missing out on, learn from your colleagues around the world, and help support a healthy and globally diverse publishing ecosystem for all.


  • Adrian Stanley, Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) President, and Vice President, Global Development at Digital Science
  • Heather Ruland Staines, PhD, Director of Partnerships at Hypothes.is


  • Veronica Klipp, Publisher at Wits University Press
  • Andrew Joseph, Digital Publisher at Wits University Pres
  • Cathy Holland, Business Development Manager, Publishing, Digital Science
  • Aadi Narayana Varma Dantuluri, Head of Product & Innovation and (Co-Founder) Profeza
  • Yun Wei, Director of Economics and Management Division, Social Sciences Academic Press (China), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

For more information, visit: buchmesse.de/academic