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New Directions 2019 | New Tools in Visibility and Findability of Research

This session brought together experts from all corners of academic publishing to discuss the newest and coolest technologies that are changing the way researchers find impactful science. From innovative startups to established publishing houses, we identified and discussed a number of organizations creating new and exciting tools that allow researchers to access important published content. This dynamic, thought-provoking session was followed by a lively interactive discussion.
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Session Start Time
Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 | 10:00-11:00 AM
Session ID
New Directions 2019 | New Tools in Visibility and Findability of Research

New Directions in Scholarly Publishing (2019)

Our third annual New Directions seminar took place from October 2 to 3, 2019, at the 20F Conference Center in Washington DC. With a record number of in-person as well as virtual attendees, the theme Scholarly Publishing Models “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” proved to be popular across a range of participants. The entire seminar is now available for streaming, so share your favorite session with your colleagues, customers, and anyone interested in scholarly communication.

Alex Wade


Group Technical Program Manager, Meta

John Shaw


SAGE Publications, Inc.

Neil Blair Christensen


Head of Publisher Relations, Knowledge Unlatched and Oable

Neil is the Head of Publisher Relations for Knowledge Unlatched and Oable. He has a +20-year career in scholarly publishing and information services, holding a range of prior roles in partnerships, business development, sales, and editorial for scholarly publishing and technology organizations, including Munksgaard, Blackwell, Nature Publishing Group, Wiley, University of California Press, Unsilo/ Cactus, Research Square Company, and as a consultant.

Sean Rife


Director of Research,

Sophie Reisz


Editorial Director, Mary Ann Liebert Inc Publishers

Stephanie Garrett


CEO and Founder, podDB