Next week, the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) hosts the 2019 New Directions Seminar at the 20F Conference Center in Washington, DC. Over a day and a half, attendees will consider “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” of scholarly publishing. Publishers — ranging from societies to university presses to large commercial houses, industry service providers, funders, researchers, consultants, and librarians are all represented in the program.

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This year marks the society’s third seminar in the series, which will explore new business models, new technologies, and new approaches in academic publishing. For the first time, the seminar is sold out. But fear not — virtual registration is available!

Keynote Speaker, Rachel Burley, President of Research Square, kicks off the seminar with a discussion of the “new normal” facing the scholarly communications industry.

Additional session highlights include:

  • New Directions in Open Access Business Models and Open Access Initiatives
  • Disrupting Peer Review
  • Advancements and New Directions in Scholarly Indexing
  • Current Disruptors in Academic Research: Scientific Misconduct, Spam Journals, and Mega Journals
  • New Tools in Visibility and Findability of Research
  • Scholarly Kitchen Chefs on The Future of Independent and Society Publishers

Wind down the first day of #sspND19 at the SSP DC Regional MeetUp at The Dubliner just a short walk away. The no-host happy hour is open to all New Directions attendees who would like to network and relax with colleagues in the industry.

For more information, visit the SSP registration page or email