It’s that time of year again — the Society for Scholarly Publishing’s (SSP’s) Annual Meeting will be held next May 31 to June 2 in Boston, and the floor is now open for your suggestions of what you would like to see and hear during the meeting.

The meeting’s theme is “Striking a Balance: Embracing Change While Preserving Tradition in Scholarly Communications.” This is a great chance if there’s something important you know that you want to get in front of a diverse community of publishers, printers, e-products developers, technical service providers, librarians, and editors. Or is there something you want to know more about? Putting together a session is an excellent way to ensure a productive meeting that meets your needs.

The deadline for submissions is November 11, and further details can be found here. See you in Boston.

David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is a Senior Consultant at Clarke & Esposito, a boutique management consulting firm focused on strategic issues related to professional and academic publishing and information services. Previously, David was the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversaw journal policy across OUP’s journals program, drove technological innovation, and served as an information officer. David acquired and managed a suite of research society-owned journals with OUP, and before that was the Executive Editor for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, where he created and edited new science books and journals, along with serving as a journal Editor-in-Chief. He has served on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc., as well as The AAP-PSP Executive Council. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.