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SSP Regional Event in Washington, DC
How to Prepare for an Open Future: Pragmatic Perspectives on Plan S

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
2:00-4:00 pm  

American Association for the Advancement of Science
1200 New York Ave NW | Washington, DC 20005

An open future seems closer than ever before, but no crystal ball can tell us what the next few years will really look like. What can scholarly publishers do to prepare for the future when the ground seems to be constantly shifting under them? Can the research communication community see greater collaboration between publishers, researchers, libraries and funders to facilitate a smoother transition? What can societies do to address upcoming disruptions to their revenue models and operations? How will the changes impact the day-to-day life and careers of publishing staff? Are there opportunities to be leveraged, too? Join your colleagues from the SSP DC community for an open discussion that will focus on pragmatic solutions and ideas to help scholarly publishers navigate these uncharted waters. Our panel discussion will be followed by moderated roundtables, so come prepared to share your own ideas with the community!

Refreshments will be served. If you have extra time, please join us afterwards for an informal happy hour in the neighborhood!

Jennifer A. Regala, Managing Editor, American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB). Jennifer is the Managing Editor of the journals The Plant Cell and Plant Physiology at the American Society of Plant Biologists. ASPB also co-publishes (with the Society for Experimental Biology and Wiley) the fully OA sound science journal Plant Direct.

Heather Joseph, Executive Director, SPARC. Heather Joseph is a United States-based advocate for open access and particularly academic journal publishing reform. She is the Executive Director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition and a member of the PLOS Board of Directors.  

Robert M. Harington, D.Phil., Associate Executive Director, Publishing, American Mathematical Society (AMS). Robert M. Harington is Associate Executive Director, Publishing at the American Mathematical Society. Robert has the responsibility for driving strategic growth and management of the AMS publishing program for books, journals and electronic products. Robert holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Oxford and is an author for The Scholarly Kitchen.

Philippa Benson, PhD, Managing Editor, Science Advances, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Philippa Benson is the Managing Editor ofScience Advances, which is the gold open access extension of Science magazine and AAAS’s only open access journal. Philippa has been with Science Advances since it launched in 2014. She has taught science writing at Carnegie Mellon University, Georgetown, the United Nations, and the National Institutes of Health, and is the author of What Editors Want: An Author’s Guide to Scientific Journal Publishing.