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Anita De Waard

VP Research Collaborations, Elsevier
Anita de Waard (she/her) is VP of Research Collaborations at Elsevier. Her work focuses on working with academic and industry partners on projects pertaining to progressing modes and frameworks for scholarly communication. Since 1997, she has worked on bridging the gap between science publishing and computational and information technologies: efforts include working on a semantic model for research papers, co-founding "FORCE11: The Future of Research Communications and E-Science" (, and supporting the development of standards and models for research data management and a series of workshops on Scholarly Document Processing,, Anita has a degree in low-temperature physics from Leiden University and worked in Moscow before joining Elsevier as a physics publisher in 1988; she hails from the Netherlands and lives in a forest in Vermont.

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AI in Publishing


October 6, 2022, Paul Groth, Anita De Waard, Lucy Lu Wang, Helen King

Artificial Intelligence plays an increasingly important role in the publishing lifecycle, from plagiarism checking through supporting peer review, to potentially automatically generated manuscripts. During this exciting event we will hear from three experts in Artificial Intelligence research who will address what AI is, how it can currently support scholarly publishing, and what the future might look like. Concerns regarding privacy and transparency will be discussed as well. Bring your questions and your curiosity to Ask the Experts about publishing and AI!