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.
Online Submission and Preprints Coordinator, SciELO Brazil
Alex Mendonça has a major in Digital Media with an emphasis in Interface Design by the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo. He has been working at SciELO Brazil since 2006 and is part of its Coordination Board since 2014. In 2017, Alex joined the Technical Committee of Public Knowledge Project, the initiative behind Open Journal Systems. Alex has 10 years experience in training SciELO journals with online submission systems, working closely with journal editors and editorial teams by providing support and guidance based on best practices of scholarly publishing oriented by SciELO’s three main lines of action: professionalization, internationalization and sustainability. He is currently co-leading SciELO’s strategy aiming at the transition of its indexed journals towards best practices of Open Science, including overseeing the development and launch of the upcoming SciELO Preprints server, promoting the adoption of open data and making the peer review proccess more transparent and open.
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.
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.
While Latin America has long been recognized for its early and enthusiastic adoption of open access publishing, you might not know that the region has also successfully embraced open research more broadly. Supported by progressive government policies and programs that encourage open collaboration in research projects, open dissemination of results, and open information infrastructure, countries such as Brazil and Peru are leading the way in revolutionizing the way research is carried out and shared.