All this week, we’ve been celebrating The Scholarly Kitchen‘s 10th anniversary. It was set up by the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) in February 2008, with these goals:

  1. Keep SSP members and interested parties aware of new developments in publishing
  2. Point to research reports and projects
  3. Interpret the significance of relevant research in a balanced way (or occasionally in a provocative way)
  4. Suggest areas that need more input by identifying gaps in knowledge
  5. Translate findings from related endeavors outside of scholarly/academic publishing (e.g., online business, user trends)
  6. Attract the community of information professionals interested in these things and give them a place to contribute

Posts by Kent and David this week looked back at the first 10 years, as well as looking ahead. You heard from the Chefs about why we write for the Kitchen, and we published a great guest post by Betsy Donohue on how it can become: “a place where younger colleagues can engage, newer people to the industry can learn, and more diverse opinions are welcome.”

Your Feedback Matters placard

Now it’s your turn! We want to hear what you, our readers*, think. Are we meeting the goals SSP set for us 10 years ago? Are these still the right goals? What are we doing well, and what do we need to change? Please share your feedback with us on these and other questions, so that we can make the Kitchen an even more valuable resource in future — for everyone involved or interested in scholarly communications.

The aggregated and anonymized survey results will be presented at SSP’s 2018 annual meeting, as well as being made publicly available. Most importantly, they will very much help shape our future plans for the Kitchen!

We know you’re all busy people, but please do spend the 10-15 minutes the survey takes to give us your feedback – and share it with friends and colleagues. It’s open through end of day on March 30, and we look forward to hearing from you!

*We’d like to hear from people who don’t read the Kitchen too!

Alice Meadows

Alice Meadows

I am a Co-Founder of the MoreBrains Cooperative, a scholarly communications consultancy with a focus on open research and research infrastructure. I have many years experience of both scholarly publishing (including at Blackwell Publishing and Wiley) and research infrastructure (at ORCID and, most recently, NISO, where I was Director of Community Engagement). I’m actively involved in the information community, and served as SSP President in 2021-22. I was honored to receive the SSP Distinguished Service Award in 2018, the ALPSP Award for Contribution to Scholarly Publishing in 2016, and the ISMTE Recognition Award in 2013. I’m passionate about improving trust in scholarly communications, and about addressing inequities in our community (and beyond!). Note: The opinions expressed here are my own


3 Thoughts on "The Scholarly Kitchen 10th Anniversary Survey"

Coming from the perspective of a small island developing country in the Caribbean sea, you were a valuable source for my research on academic publishing which was a new area for me. With data and insights obtained from TSK and academic journals, I was able to publish an article “Academic publishing, internet technology, and disruptive innovation”, and have two other articles under review.
Best wishes to the team for many more years of publishing your post.

  • Haven Allahar, Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Mar 2, 2018, 8:22 AM

That is really great to hear Haven, thanks so much for sharing! And please do take the survey too!

SK is one of the best things SSP has done. The posts are well written, informative, and intriguing and cover diverse topics that are crucial to the profession. Here’s to the next 10 years!

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