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A Beginner's Guide to Flipping to OA

How do you know if you should flip your journal to OA, and then how do you make it happen? Our panel will discuss the key metrics that support the decision to flip as well as the process required to make the transition a success.
Publication Date
February 24, 2022


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 60 days after the live broadcast.

Andrew Smeall


Senior Director of Partner Solutions, Wiley

Lydia Tacx


Senior Director, OA Enablement, Journal Indexation, and Author Services, Elsevier

Matt Giampoala


Vice President, Publications, American Geophysical UnionVice President, Publications, American Geophysical Union

Matt Giampoala serves as the Vice President for Publications for the American Geophysical Union (AGU). He’s responsible for overseeing AGU’s publications, including 21 journals and its books program. Matt has extensive experience as a publisher of journals and books across the spectrum of STM publishing and has led efforts in expanding access and engagement through open science and reproducibility initiatives. He is an advocate for promoting diversity and mentorship in scholarly publishing. Before arriving at AGU, he served in roles at Springer, Wiley, and Elsevier. Matt has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Perlman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Susan King


Executive Director, Rockefeller University Press

Susan King joined RUP as Executive Director in June 2015 from the American Chemical Society, where she served as Senior Vice President, Journals Publishing Group, after over 15 years at John Wiley & Sons in various editorial, marketing, and management roles. Susan received her PhD in immunology from the University of Glasgow. She currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Scientific Publishing Committee of the American Heart Association. She is a past chair of the Board of Directors of CHOR, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization, and its first initiative, CHORUS.

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