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What Do Researchers Really Want from Publishers

What do researchers think of the current publishing process? How valuable do they find the services that scholarly publishers provide? Which would they keep and which would they change? This panel session features researchers from around the world, who are -- or have been -- also involved in publishing. They will discuss how and why they would like to reimagine scholarly publishing. Expect strong views, unlikely ideas, and lots of inspiration for how to make scholarly publishing the best it can be for the researchers we serve.
Release Date: 07/27/2020
Research Perspectives | Keywords: research, publishing services, process,

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Our debut series on the SSP OnDemand Library, the 2020 Professional Development Series offers presentations on current trends and issues in scholarly communications—from the impact of COVID-19 to diversity, equity, and inclusion in publishing--available at your convenience. New video presentations will be released each week; free materials and paid sessions can be accessed individually or as part of a group; all recordings may be accessed asynchronously, but registrants can also interact with presenters and fellow audience members during live screenings! Videos will be offered on the following topics: Business Models and Strategies, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Editorial Innovations, Ethics and Standards, Global Trends, Research Perspectives. Featuring panels of leaders in their respective fields, this series is a must for anyone wishing to keep abreast of the latest developments in the industry.

Alice Meadows

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Director of Community Engagement, National Information Standards Organization

Alice Meadows is responsible for engaging with and developing the NISO community, including communicating the value of our projects, events, and programs. She is an active member of the SSP community, including contributing to The Scholarly Kitchen blog and serving on the Kitchen Cabinet, and passionate about peer review -- she is one of the founders of Peer Review Week -- and about diversity and inclusion, acting as one of the SSP representatives on the C4DISC initiative, and a member of the SSP D&I Task Force.

Ana Heredia

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Engagement Americas, ORCID

Ana Heredia is part of the Engagement team at ORCID Americas since 2017. She previously worked for ten years at Elsevier in scholarly publishing and research solutions. She is passionate about ants` behavioural ecology and living in different countries, which she could combine during a PhD in Belgium and a MSc in France, and a couple of post-doc experiences.

Independent Consultant - Environment, Climate Change, & Research System, Center for Sustainable Development (CSD), University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh

Haseeb Md. Irfanullah is a biologist-turned-development practitioner, and he often introduces himself as a research enthusiast. Over the last two decades, He has worked for different international development organizations, academic institutions, donors, and the Government of Bangladesh in different capacities. Currently, he is an independent consultant on environment, climate change, and research system and is also involved with University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh as a visiting research fellow of its Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) in Dhaka. Haseeb’s interest in research communication involved him with INASP‘s interesting ventures, like BanglaJOL and AuthorAID, more than a decade back, and editing the Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy. He has been involved in designing and facilitating workshops, training sessions, and dialogues for young & mid-career researchers and journal editors of Bangladesh to improve their understanding of journal publishing practices and standards. He also writes articles and thought pieces on scholarly systems and work with pertinent agencies to improve Bangladesh’s research ecosystem. He has a PhD in aquatic ecology from the University of Liverpool, UK.

Karin Wulf

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Professor of History, College of William and Mary and Director of the Omohundro Institute, Omohundro Institute

Karin Wulf is the director of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, which has been publishing the William and Mary Quarterly, the leading journal in early American scholarship, and books with the University of North Carolina Press, since 1943. She is also Professor of History at the College of William & Mary, and co-chair the College’s Neurodiversity Working Group. Her scholarship focuses on women, gender and family in the early modern British Atlantic

Milka Kostic

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Program Director, Chemical Biology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Dr. Kostic is the Program Director for Chemical Biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute where she spends her time bringing strategy, cohesion, and mentoring to support more than 100 researchers. One aspect of her work that she relishes is providing advice on how to navigate scholarly publishing. Prior to Dana-Farber, Dr. Kostic served as the Editor of Structure and Cell Chemical Biology, two journals published by Cell Press, Elsevier for more than a decade. While the editor, she experimented with article formats, peer review, use of social media and blogging, building communities, and journal re-launch. Dr. Kostic is passionate about career development for early career researchers, experimenting with new ways to talk about and evaluate scientific achievements, and making science more inclusive. COI: Dr. Kostic is a paid consultant at Life Science Editors.

Phill Jones

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Owner and Principal Consultant, Double L Digital

Phill Jones is the owner and principal consultant at Double L Digital which is a research, technology and management consultancy. He works with publishers, startups, institutions and funders on a broad range of strategic and operational challenges. He’s worked in a variety of senior and governance roles in editorial, outreach, scientometrics, product and technology at such places as JoVE, Digital Science, and Emerald. In a former life, he was a cross-disciplinary research scientist at the UK Atomic Energy Authority and Harvard Medical School.

What do researchers think of the current publishing process? How valuable do they find the services that scholarly publishers provide? Which would they keep and which would they change? This panel session features researchers from around the world, who are -- or have been -- also involved in publishing. They will discuss how and why they would like to reimagine scholarly publishing. Expect strong views, unlikely ideas, and lots of inspiration for how to make scholarly publishing the best it can be for the researchers we serve.