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The Scholarly Kitchen: Innovations in Open Research

In this timely webinar, speakers explore the latest developments in the transition to open research, touching on innovations from their respective organizations. Topics will include new developments in the scholarly infrastructure supporting open research, new business models in support of OA monographs, and how open research is shifting our focus from the scholarly article to preprints, data, and other research outputs. The speakers will also discuss what’s working, what isn’t, and the barriers to a fully open research ecosystem across disciplines.
Publication Date
2022 | Nov 16


The SSP webinar program delivers a series of highly informative, thought-provoking webinars designed to challenge and stimulate discussion. Covering timely topics and offered regularly throughout the year, our one-hour webinars are available for viewing 180 days after the live broadcast.

Alice Meadows


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.

Alison Mudditt



Since June 2017 Alison has been CEO of PLOS, an organization dedicated to building an Open Science future that is equitable, collaborative, and global. Prior to PLOS, Alison served as Director of the University of California Press and as Executive Vice President at SAGE Publications. Alison is Chair of the Board of Directors for the Center for Open Science and also serves on the boards of the Authors’ Alliance and the American Chemical Society’s Governing Board for Publishing. A regular speaker at industry meetings, Alison also writes for the Scholarly Kitchen blog. Her more than 30 years in the publishing industry also include leadership positions at Taylor & Francis and Blackwell Publishers.

Charles Watkinson


Associate University Librarian, Publishing, University of Michigan Library and Director of University of Michigan Press

Charles manages the Publishing division of the U-M Library ( which is composed of three parts - University of Michigan Press (UMP), Michigan Publishing Services (MPS), and Deep Blue repository and research data services (DBRRDS). Professionally, he has worked at University of Michigan since 2014. Previously he was in a similar position at Purdue University Libraries and Director of Publications at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. He has have a BA/MA from University of Cambridge in Archaeology and Anthropology and an MBA from Oxford Brookes University.