Anna Abalkina

Anna Abalkina

Anna Abalkina is a research fellow at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. She has a background in international economics but recently she concentrated her research on academic misconduct, plagiarism, and predatory and hijacked journals. Anna also serves as an expert for Dissernet.

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Axelle Ahanhanzo

Axelle Ahanhanzo

Axelle Ahanhanzo is a Customer Success Manager at Elsevier, where she has been working for the past three years. Next to her work, she volunteers as the co-leader and co-founder of Embrace, an Elsevier Employee Resource Group (ERG) focused on race and ethnicity. She holds a BA in modern languages and European studies from the University of Birmingham (UK), an MSc in corporate communication from the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and a certificate in DE&I in the workplace from the University of South Florida Muma College of Business.

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Tony Alves

Tony Alves

Tony Alves has worked in scholarly communications since 1990 and leads a team of product managers at Highwire Press, ranging from online platforms and content management systems to analytics tools to access and entitlement software, to e-commerce and order fulfillment systems. 

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Liz Bal

Liz Bal

Liz Bal is Director of Open Research Services at Jisc, a non-profit organization focused on providing digital services and solutions for research and education. A biologist by education, Liz has over 10 years of experience in open access publishing and scholarly communication. Prior to joining Jisc, she held various publishing roles at BioMed Central and Springer Nature.

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Edward J. Balleisen

Edward J. Balleisen

Edward J. Balleisen is Professor History and Public Policy and Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University. His administrative duties include supporting collaborative research, pedagogical innovation, and civic engagement across Duke’s ten schools, and cultivating student-centered PhD education. His most recent book is Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff (2017).

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Patricia K. Baskin

Patricia K. Baskin

Patricia K. (Patty) Baskin, MS, is Executive Editor of the four Neurology® journals published by the American Academy of Neurology: Neurology, Neurology: Clinical Practice, Neurology: Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation, and Neurology: Genetics. She is a former SSP Program Committee co-chair and is past president of the Council of Science Editors (CSE). She serves as CSE’s representative to the Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Publications (C4DISC).

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Swarnali Bhattacharya

Swarnali Bhattacharya

Swarnali Bhattacharya is a publishing professional at Enago Academy. He is actively involved in developing comprehensive and easy-to-understand resources for researchers and assisting them in their publication journey. Through the Global Risk Assessment initiative, He is also working on identifying, assessing, and raising awareness of global risk factors that potentially affect the researcher community.

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Sara Bosshart

Sara Bosshart

Sara Bosshart is the Open Access Publisher at IWA Publishing, the publishing division of the International Water Association, where she is responsible for implementing a strategic transition towards Open Access. Originally a marine geologist, Sara began her publishing career at Frontiers where she launched and managed a suite of new OA journals in the Physical and Life Sciences, including Frontiers in Marine Science.

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Amy Brand

Amy Brand

Amy Brand is Director of the MIT Press and Co-Founder of the MIT Knowledge Futures Group. She headed business and product development at Crossref from 2001 to 2008, and currently serves on the Crossref Board of Directors.

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Eric Broug

Eric Broug

Eric Broug spent ten years working for a British academic publisher as their business manager for Africa and the Middle East, and latterly the Benelux & Scandinavia. His job was to grow revenue and reputational capital.

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Rebecca Bryant

Rebecca Bryant

Rebecca Bryant is Senior Program Officer with OCLC. She previously served as Assistant Dean in the University of Illinois Graduate College and Director of Community at ORCID. Her research interests include research information management (RIM), persistent identifiers, and institutional scholarly communication practices.

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Rachel Caldwell

Rachel Caldwell

Rachel Caldwell is scholarly communication librarian at University of Tennessee Knoxville. She has a dual Master’s degree in Information Science and Library Science from Indiana University Bloomington. Prior to her position in scholarly communication, Rachel worked in museums and as an instruction librarian.

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Mark Carden

Mark Carden

Mark Carden is the director of the Researcher to Reader Conference, and a Managing Consultant at recruitment firm Mosaic. Mark has worked in the publishing and libraries sector for over 20 years, including holding senior sales and marketing positions at Ingenta, Ingram, and Dynix.

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Lindsay M. Chervinsky

Lindsay M. Chervinsky

Lindsay M. Chervinsky, Ph.D. is a historian at the White House Historical Association, and an expert in Early American history, the presidency, and the government – especially the president’s cabinet. Chervinsky shares her research by writing everything from op-eds to books, speaking on podcasts and other media, and teaching every kind of audience. Chervinsky has been featured in the Law and History Review, the Journal of the Early Republic, Presidential Studies Quarterly, TIME, and the Washington Post. Her book, The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution, was published by the Belknap Imprint of Harvard University Press on April 7, 2020.

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Alex Christopher

Alex Christopher

Alex Christopher is the Australian Publishers Association’s Communications Manager. The Association represents Scholarly & Journal, Tertiary & Professional, Schools & Education, Trade, Children’s and Independent Publishers across the country.

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Geraldine Cochran

Geraldine Cochran

Geraldine Cochran is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Office of STEM Education at Rutgers University. As a physics education researcher, Cochran investigates strategies for modifying physics curricula to support students underprepared in math and ways to broaden participation in physics. Cochran also provides organization-wide inclusion/climate assessments.

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Niccole Coggins

Niccole Coggins

Niccole Coggins is the editorial, design and production coordinator and assistant project editor for the University of Virginia Press. Before UVA, she was a Mellon University Press Diversity Fellow at the University of Washington Press where she combined her lifelong interests in racial identity and indigenous sovereignty working on books in Asian American and Indigenous studies, and American and environmental history. She is a PhD candidate in history at the University of California Santa Barbara.

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Alexa Colella

Alexa Colella

Alexa Colella is the marketing manager for journals at the University of Illinois Press. Alexa is interested in advancing journal scholarship in the humanities and social sciences with creative and innovative projects and initiatives.

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Rod Cookson

Rod Cookson

Rod Cookson currently runs IWA Publishing, which spreads knowledge about the world’s most valuable resource, water. He is a Director and Council Member of ALPSP and a Council Member of the Society Publishers’ Coalition. Before joining IWA Publishing, Rod spent ten years at Taylor & Francis, variously running the Medical and Life & Environmental Science journal portfolios. He has also worked for Blackwell Publishing and Reed Education.

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Christopher Daley

Christopher Daley

Christopher Daley has over ten years’ experience working in both academic and professional services positions within higher education. He holds a PhD in English Literature from the University of Westminster and originally worked as a Visiting Lecturer before moving into research support roles, initially within scholarly communications and more recently in posts focused on research development and research strategy. Christopher continues to actively participate in research, peer reviewing for a number of journals and undertaking his own projects exploring the interaction between scholarly research cultures and the external funding landscape. He works in the Department of Research and Innovation at Royal Holloway, University of London.

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Jocelyn Dawson

Jocelyn Dawson

Jocelyn Dawson is the journals marketing manager at Duke University Press. She has served on committees of the Association of University Presses and the Society for Scholarly Publishing and is a previous member of the SSP’s Board of Directors. She plays an active role in equity and inclusion efforts at Duke University Press and co-leads the cross-organizational Toolkits of Equity project to develop antiracism guides for scholarly publishing.

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Betsy Donohue

Betsy Donohue

Betsy Donohue is the VP of Publisher Business Development for Digital Science. Before joining Digital Science in 2013, Betsy worked in a variety of marketing, sales and business development positions, including at the Ingram Content Group, Scope eKnowledge and SWETS.

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Dawn Durante

Dawn Durante

Dawn Durante is the Editor in Chief at the University of Texas Press. Dawn’s master’s thesis was on trust, peer review, and ebooks, and she is a member of the editorial collective for the Feeding the Elephant scholarly communications forum on the H-Net Book Channel. You can follow her on Twitter @dawnd.

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Mark Edington

Mark Edington

Mark Edington is the founding director of the Amherst College Press and the publisher of Lever Press, two initiatives to build a pathway for peer-reviewed, digitally native scholarship from a liberal arts perspective through a platinum open access model.

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Christina Emery

Christina Emery

Christina Emery is senior marketing manager for Palgrave Macmillan’s and Springer’s open access books programmes at Springer Nature. She studied French with German at the University of Leeds and went on to work for the European Patent Office in Munich. Before her current role, she was Partnership Manager at Knowledge Unlatched. Christina is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the OAPEN Open Access Books Toolkit.

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Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski

Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski

Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski, PhD, is the Vice President, Research Intelligence on the Global Strategic Networks team at Elsevier, where her responsibilities center on how insights from data, metrics, and analytics guide strategic planning for research, funding and policy organizations, as well as how open science is advancing to strengthen the research enterprise.

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Emily Farrell

Emily Farrell

Emily Farrell is the Library Partnerships & Sales Lead at the MIT Press, where she works with libraries on ensuring access to digital content. Before the MIT Press, Emily worked in both sales and as an acquisitions editor for linguistics. She holds a PhD in sociolinguistics from Macquarie University, Sydney, and serves on the board of the non-profit legal services organization UnLocal, as well as the Foundation for the Yonkers Public Library.

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Ashley Fernandes

Ashley Fernandes

Ashley Fernandes is a publishing professional at Enago Academy. She is actively involved in developing comprehensive and easy-to-understand resources for researchers and assisting them in their publication journey. Through the Global Risk Assessment initiative, she is also working on identifying, assessing, and raising awareness of global risk factors that potentially affect the researcher community.

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Georgie Field

Georgie Field

Georgie is an Associate Publisher working for PLOS. She has been working in the publishing industry for almost 5 years, having held a variety of Editorial and Publishing roles. Her current role focusses on supporting strategy for the PLOS journals portfolio, and she has worked on PLOS CAP and Global Equity business models to ensure the ongoing sustainability of Open Access in STM.

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Richard Fisher

Richard Fisher

Richard Fisher has worked in academic publishing since 1983. Previously Managing Director of Academic Publishing at Cambridge University Press, he is now Deputy Chairman of Yale University Press (London), a non-executive director of Edinburgh UP and Vice-President and Chair of Publications for the Royal Historical Society. He also writes a regular blog for the Independent Publishers Guild in the UK on the intersection of academic publishing and public policy.

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Domiziana Francescon

Domiziana Francescon

Domiziana Francescon serves as the Elsevier Foundation Partnerships Manager and is a strong supporter of the company’s Corporate Responsibility program. Domiziana also works on a number Elsevier’s externally focused partnerships, especially in sustainability and women in technology spaces. Additionally, she is the Co-Chair of the Communications team of Research4Life, a UN-publisher partnership to bridge access gaps for researchers and doctors in developing countries. Domiziana obtained a master’s degree in Book and Digital Media Studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands, with a specialization in Publishing Studies.

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Jennifer Frederick

Jennifer Frederick

Jennifer Frederick is a senior surveys analyst at Ithaka S+R on the Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums team. She leads projects surveying directors and staff of libraries, museums, and other scholarly organizations. She uses a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods to examine organizational culture, with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is interested in improving outcomes related to access and feelings of belonging.

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Lily Garcia Walton

Lily Garcia Walton

As Chief People Officer, Lily Garcia Walton drives Silverchair’s people strategy, enabling the success of Silverchair’s exceptional professionals. She has more than two decades of experience leading technology, education, media, and professional services organizations through transformative change while preserving a strong culture and a sense of mission.

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Shalu Gillum

Shalu Gillum

Shalu Gillum is the Head of Public Services for the Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. She presented at MLA InSight on the Challenges in Promoting Information Literacy in an Academic Medical Center.

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Gisela Concepción Fosado

Gisela Concepción Fosado

Gisela Concepción Fosado is the Editorial Director at Duke University Press and publishes books in a wide range of areas in the humanities and social sciences. She also co-leads Duke University Press’ Task Force for Equity and Inclusion. Gisela holds an A.B. from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology and a Certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of Michigan.

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Sarah Greaves

Sarah Greaves

Sarah Greaves is an independent consultant working across STEM publishing. Sarah has over 20 years of experience in the industry. She was originally an academic researcher before joining the editorial team at Nature Cell Biology after which she became the Publisher for Nature. She launched Nature Communications and Scientific Reports and was recently the Chief Publishing Officer at Hindawi. 

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Darrell Gunter

Darrell Gunter

Darrell Gunter has held key senior executive positions for leading companies in the electronic intellectual property industry including; Dow Jones Financial News Services, Elsevier, Collexis, The American Institute of Physics (AIP) and Allerton Press, Inc. He heads up his own strategic consultancy firm the Gunter Media Group, Inc.

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Gabe Harp

Gabe Harp

Gabe Harp leads the Digital Products & Software Services team at the MIT Press, where he is neck-deep in digital books, journals, open access, and exploring new ways of working. Before joining the MIT Press he spent many years with Cell Press / Elsevier. He will be joining the Society for Scholarly Publishing Board of Directors as of the 2020-2021 term.

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Johanna Havemann

Johanna Havemann

With a background in Evolution and Developmental Biology, Dr. Johanna Havemann is a trainer and consultant in [Open] Science Communication and [digital] Science Project Management. Her work experience covers NGOs, a science startup, and international institutions including the UN Environment Programme. With a focus on digital tools for science and her label Access 2 Perspectives, she aims at strengthening global science communication in general – and with a regional focus on Africa – through Open Science.

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Melody Herr

Melody Herr

Melody Herr, PhD, has more than 20 years of professional experience in scholarly communications and scholarly publishing. Formerly an acquisitions editor for the University of Michigan Press, she currently heads the Office of Scholarly Communications at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. She recently published Writing and Publishing Your Book: a Guide for Experts in Every Field (2017).

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Philipp Hess

Philipp Hess

Philipp Hess studied Engineering and Industrial Design in the Netherlands and Japan, before getting into scholarly content while working for Kiron, a platform that offers higher education to refugees. He is currently the Head of Publisher Relations at the Knowledge Unlatched GmbH and is pursuing a complimentary Master Degree at the Hochschule St.Gallen and the University of Arts Berlin in “Leadership in digital Innovation”. His goal is to make knowledge accessible to everyone, everywhere and to help shape the future dissemination of scholarly content.

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Simon Holt

Simon Holt

Simon Holt is Publisher, Micro/Nanotechnologies and Reference Content Volume Strategy at Elsevier. He is a member of the Scholarly Kitchen Cabinet, the group that oversees this blog for the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) and the SSP’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. He was recently named a winner of the SSP’s 2020 Emerging Leader Award.

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Adam Hyde

Adam Hyde

Adam Hyde is the co-founder of the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (Coko) where he leads technical projects, building platforms, methodologies, and communities to support open source collaborative knowledge production and publication as part of the academic process.

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Mary Grace Hébert

Mary Grace Hébert

Mary Grace Hébert is the Content Development Specialist at the National Communication Association. Mary Grace received her Ph.D. in communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in August 2019. She draws on her experiences working in a learned society to reflect on the benefits of hiring PhDs into staff roles.

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Violaine Iglesias

Violaine Iglesias

Violaine Iglesias is CEO & co-founder of Cadmore Media, the first video hosting platform dedicated to scholarly information. Cadmore’s vision is to provide the best on-demand streaming technology and service to scholarly and professional organizations so they can publish media content in the same expert way they do journals and books. With prior roles at SAGE Publishing, GVPi and Random House, Violaine has 18 years of experience in academic and trade publishing, including 8 years working with video publishing solutions.

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Simon Inger

Simon Inger

Simon Inger is a Consultant with Renew Consultants and has been working in the scholarly information space for over thirty years. His work with Renew is largely in strategy-setting with scholarly societies in North America and Europe. In addition to his role at Renew, Simon is the COO and Co-founder at Cadmore Media, a specialist streaming media solutions provider for societies, a Board Advisor to Accucoms, and Conference Chair of the Society Street series of conferences.

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John Ioannidis

John Ioannidis

John Ioannidis is the C.F. Rehnborg Chair in Disease Prevention, Professor of Medicine, of Health Research and Policy, of Biomedical Data Science, and of Statistics; co-Director, Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford; Director of the PhD program in Epidemiology and Clinical Research, at Stanford University.

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Jerry A. Jacobs

Jerry A. Jacobs

Jerry A. Jacobs is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has taught since earning his Ph.D. in sociology at Harvard in 1983. He has served as the Editor of the American Sociological Review, President of the Eastern Sociological Society, Founding President of the Work and Family Researchers Network, and was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford in 2018-2019.

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Daniel S. Katz

Daniel S. Katz

Dan leads the FORCE11 Software Citation Implementation Working Group’s journals task force, and is the Chief Scientist at National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and Research Associate Professor in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the School of Information Sciences, at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He is working to make research software more sustainable by encouraging scholarly incentives and academic career paths for those who work on it, policy changes for its recognition and support, and best practices to make it easier to develop and maintain. He is an Associate-Editor-in-Chief at the Journal of Open Source Software.

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Roy Kaufman

Roy Kaufman

Roy Kaufman is Managing Director of both Business Development and Government Relations for Copyright Clearance Center. Prior, Kaufman served as Legal Director, John Wiley and Sons, Inc. He is a member of, among other things, the Bar of the State of New York, the Author’s Guild, and the editorial board of UKSG Insights.

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Shaun Khoo

Shaun Khoo

Shaun Khoo is a postdoctoral fellow at the Université de Montréal where he studies the neuroscience of addiction. He is the founder of Episteme Health Inc., non-profit association that aims to provide free open access neuroscience publishing.

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Véronique Kiermer

Véronique Kiermer

Véronique Kiermer is the Chief Scientific Officer at PLOS where she oversees the editorial department and the development of services, products, and policies to promote open science. Before joining PLOS in 2015, she held various editorial roles with the Nature journals, and worked in R&D in the biotechnology industry. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Keystone Symposia, ORCID and on the Steering Committee of PREreview.

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David Kim

David Kim

David Kim is Business Development Manager, Career Center Publishing for Wiley, where he partners alongside society leaders to elevate strategic solutions for member career value and industry partnerships. He’s passionate about uncovering and driving creative projects that improve diversity and equity in the scholarly space, such as serving the Women In Medicine Summit as Co-Editor of its annual compendium and as Board Advisor to the Women In Science At Columbia group. David was previously Associate Editor/Journal Publishing Manager at Wiley, responsible for a portfolio of society-owned journals in finance, economics, statistics, demography, geography and health policy. David is currently pursuing an MS in Education, specializing in Digital Age Learning & Education Technology at Johns Hopkins University, where he combines his passions for innovative solutions that improve learning and access to education. He received his BA in Political Science from Columbia University and is a proud member of the Columbia Dragon Boat racing team of New York.

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Duleeka Knipe

Duleeka Knipe

Dr Duleeka Knipe is suicide epidemiologist and a Vice Chancellor’s Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Research Fellow at University of Bristol. She is part of the Bristol Suicide and Self-harm group and is a commissioner and section lead on the Lancet Commission on suicide and self-harm.

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Julia Kostova

Julia Kostova

Julia Kostova, PhD is Executive Editor at Wiley’s Global Research division, where she manages a portfolio of high-profile journals in the life sciences published on behalf of leading international scholarly societies. Prior to joining Wiley, Julia was Senior Editor at Oxford University Press, where she oversaw the Press’s digital and scholarly reference publishing program in the humanities. She is chair of the Generations Fund Subcommittee at SSP, as well as a member of the Finance Committee.

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Brian Lavoie

Brian Lavoie

Brian Lavoie is a Senior Research Scientist with OCLC. Brian’s research interests include computational analysis of library data, the evolution of the scholarly record, and the organization of library services and infrastructure.

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Erica Leeman

Erica Leeman

Erica Leeman is the Metadata Associate at the MIT Press (MITP), where she assists with developing, implementing, and maintaining metadata standards and workflows to help the Press become a more metadata-informed publisher.

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Tim Lloyd

Tim Lloyd

Tim Lloyd is founder and CEO of LibLynx, a company providing Identity, Access, and Analytics solutions for publishers and libraries. He is a member of the SeamlessAccess governance committee, Co-Chair of the Outreach committee, and previously spent over a decade in a variety of product development and operational roles in publishing.

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Laura Martin

Laura Martin

Laura Martin is a Senior Manager, Project & Program Management at Wiley, where she co-chairs the Women of Wiley Employee Resource Group. She has written about the importance of inclusion in delivering business change that “sticks” in The Scholarly Kitchen and is on the SSP Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Laura has worked in strategy and business change roles in academic publishing for over eight years and is passionate about cultivating a cross-functional and inclusive approach to transformational business change. She lives in Oxford, UK.

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Rachel Maund

Rachel Maund

Rachel Maund is the Director of the UK-based Marketability (UK) Ltd, an international publishing consultancy specializing in marketing and training. She works with many of the UK’s academic and specialist publishers and training providers, and regularly conducts training workshops and programs overseas, including in Singapore, China, Mexico, Australia, the US, and Europe.

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Leslie D. McIntosh

Leslie D. McIntosh

Leslie D. McIntosh is the founder and CEO of Ripeta, a company formed to improve scientific research quality and reproducibility. The company leads efforts in automating quality checks of research manuscripts and is a recipient of funding from Digital Science.

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Andolyn Medina

Andolyn Medina

Andolyn Medina is a naval officer, currently in her third year of her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at George Washington University. In 2017, she graduated with her MA in forensic psychology, summa cum laude, and in August 2020, she received her MPsy in clinical psychology. In addition to being a full-time student, Andolyn is also seeing patients via teletherapy.

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Tasha Mellins-Cohen

Tasha Mellins-Cohen

Tasha Mellins-Cohen is the Director of Publishing for the Microbiology Society, and a member of the COUNTER Executive Committee and the UKSG Education Committee. Her industry expertise stretches from publishing operations and project management to policy setting, via technology management and business analysis.

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Naveen Zehra Minai

Naveen Zehra Minai

Naveen Zehra Minai holds a PhD in Gender Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has taught in Pakistan for the past three years. Her research is interdisciplinary, and  focuses transnational literary and visual cultures in South Asia and North America.

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Sheila Morrissey

Sheila Morrissey

Sheila Morrissey is a Senior Researcher at Portico. Sheila came to Portico with many years’ experience in the design and development of complex software systems and in the management of large-scale software engineering projects, including projects for higher education and for print and electronic publishing.

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Aurelia Munene

Aurelia Munene

Aurelia Munene is a social science researcher and founder of Eider Africa, an organization committed to co-creating research environments where emerging researchers in Africa can take leadership in driving responsible knowledge production and utilization in the continent. She is also the Executive Director of Nascent Research and Development Organisation. Aurelia has expertise in designing research mentorship initiatives for individuals, groups and universities. Aurelia is an AuthorAID Steward at AuthorAID INASP UK, coordinates the AuthorAID online Social Sciences Journal Club and a Guest Facilitator of the Research Writing for the Sciences Course. Aurelia is the Research Committee Lead at Association for Faculty Enrichment in Learning and Teaching (AFELT) and is leading an initiative on Transforming Research Capacity Development in African Universities. Aurelia is a member of the Research Data KE Working Group . She holds a Masters in Development Studies, Major in Social Policy for Development from Erasmus University International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague Netherlands. She is trained in Learning Design and Facilitating Online Learning. 

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Hollydawn Murray

Hollydawn Murray

Until recently, Holly was the Head of Data and Software Publishing at F1000Research where she led on data and software sharing policy and strategy.   She is an open research advocate and is involved in several professional organisations, working groups, and boards dedicated to making science more transparent.  Holly holds a PhD from the National University of Ireland Galway, and currently works as Research Manager at Health Data Research UK.

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Bob Nardini

Bob Nardini

Bob Nardini is Vice President, Library Services at ProQuest Books. In 1985, a few years out of library school at the University of Toronto, he began to work in academic bookselling and has been involved with library book collections ever since. Bob is based in ProQuest’s office in La Vergne, Tennessee, outside of Nashville.

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George Neame

George Neame

George is a Publishing Executive at BMJ with an interest in preprints and peer review models. He currently works across thirteen medical journals and is involved in the day-to-day operations as well as the journals’ overall strategy.

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Wangari Joyce Ngugi

Wangari Joyce Ngugi

Wangari Joyce Ngugi is a Consultant Psychologist and Research Mentor. She is the Lead Research Mentor at Eider Africa, with a Certificate in Research Mentorship, where she is involved in the Design Team curating Research Mentorship programs including, among others, Study Smart and Monthly Cocktail for holistic wellbeing and academic mental health. She is a Research Steward under AuthorAID in the UK, where she co-facilitates the AuthorAID Social Sciences Journal Club group. She is a Candidate of Doctor of Psychology, PsyD, Clinical Psychology, a practitioner-scholar program, where she is researching Deaf mental health in Kenya. She matriculated with a Masters, Counseling Psychology, and Bachelor’s (Honors) in Psychology. She is certified in research ethics and is the Director, Gwira Communications Foundation, where she leads film and Psychology programs for social impact. She was a Doctoral Teaching and Research Assistant at the Centre for Cognitive and Developmental Research, United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa), where she designed and ran experimental studies on brain memory and language under Associate Professor, Dr. Dana Basnight-Brown. See https://www.wangari.africa/ for more details.

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Thomas Niederkrotenthaler

Thomas Niederkrotenthaler

Dr Thomas Niederkrotenthaler is an internationally recognized expert in the area of media and suicide. He is research group lead for suicide prevention at the Medical University of Vienna (Austria) and current Vice-President of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP).

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Johanssen Obanda

Johanssen Obanda

Johanssen Obanda is a Social Innovator who works with AfricArXiv to build the organization’s scholarly community in Africa. After spending nearly five years working in communication and strategy development, Johanssen knows what truly drives conversations and actions that lead to positive social impact. It is how well you connect with people you are trying to help and communicate your understanding back to them. In addition to his extensive social innovation experience, Johanssen is a trained Biochemist from Egerton University.

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Christine Orr

Christine Orr

Christine Orr is the Director of Sales and Marketing for BioOne. Christine holds a master’s degree in library science and has held roles spanning business development, library relations, marketing communications, and consortia licensing.

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Joy Owango

Joy Owango

Joy Owango is the Founding Director of the Training Centre in Communication (TCC Africa) an award winning  Trust registered in Kenya set up in 2006 and is the first African-based training center to teach effective communication skills to scientists. TCC Africa is in partnership with the University of Nairobi, Kenya and provides capacity support in improving African researchers output and visibility through training in scholarly and science communication to African higher education stakeholders. Joy currently sits on the Steering Committee of the International Science Council Steering Group on the Project on the future of scientific publishing and also sits on the board of AfricArxiv, Africa’s  preprint  repository, and as a project partner we support African researchers and institutes on how they can improve their data output, sovereignty and visibility through effective use of preprints and personal identifiers.  

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Danielle Padula

Danielle Padula

Danielle Padula heads up marketing and community development at Scholastica, a scholarly publishing technology provider with peer review, production, and open access journal hosting solutions. Prior to joining Scholastica, Danielle worked in academic book publishing. She enjoys creating resources to help publishers navigate the evolving research landscape and is co-chairing Peer Review Week for 2021.

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David Parker

David Parker

David Parker is the founder of Parker the Publisher Consulting and Lived Places Publishing. David’s focus is on supporting publishers and distributors of learning content aiming to improve higher education library distribution and engagement.

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Trevor Parry-Giles

Trevor Parry-Giles

Trevor Parry-Giles is the Executive Director of the National Communication Association (NCA) and a professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland. He has served as editor of Communication Quarterly and is a Distinguished Research Fellow and a Distinguished Teaching Fellow of the Eastern Communication Association. Parry-Giles’ research and teaching focus on the historical and contemporary relationships between rhetoric, politics, law, and popular culture.

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Andrew Pitts

Andrew Pitts

Andrew Pitts is the Co-Founder and CEO of PSI, an independent third-party, which enables libraries, publishers and membership societies to work together securely and confidentially towards the common goals of facilitating legitimate access to scholarly content, eliminating subscription abuse, eradicating IP misuse, and combating cybercrime.

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Jessica Polka

Jessica Polka

Jessica Polka is the Executive Director of ASAPbio, a researcher-driven nonprofit working to promote innovation and transparency in life sciences publishing. Jessica leads initiatives related to peer review and oversees the organization’s general administrative and strategic needs.

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Bernd Pulverer

Bernd Pulverer

Bernd Pulverer studied in Cambridge and London, followed by research positions in Toronto, Seattle and Innsbruck. Bernd was Senior Editor at Nature until 2002, Editor in Chief of Nature Cell Biology and, since 2009, of The EMBO Journal as well as Head of Scientific Publications at EMBO; he serves on the boards of bioRxiv, DORA, the PREMIER Project, CMMC and ESOF 2020.

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Jayashree Rajagopalan

Jayashree Rajagopalan

Jayashree Rajagopalan (MA, ELS) is Senior Manager, Global Community Engagement at CACTUS, where she oversees R Voice – a community forum for researchers globally. She has been part of the scholarly communication industry for over 15 years, playing various roles that helped her learn more about researchers’ aspirations, needs, and the struggles they face while navigating their unique academic and publication journeys. Jayashree is co-chair of Peer Review Week 2021.

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Jennifer Regala

Jennifer Regala

Jennifer is the Director of Publications/Executive Editor at the American Urological Association, which publishes The Journal of Urology and Urology Practice. Until June 2020, Jennifer was the Managing Editor of the journals The Plant Cell and Plant Physiology at the American Society of Plant Biologists. Before working at ASPB, Jennifer was a Publishing Services Group Leader at Sheridan Journal Services, overseeing accounts including ASPB, the American Society of Hematologists, the Endocrine Society, and the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. She began her career in scholarly publishing at Cadmus Journal Services (now Cenveo) as a Journal Production Editor.

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Oya Y. Rieger

Oya Y. Rieger

Oya Y. Rieger is a senior strategist on Ithaka S+R’s Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums team. She spearheads projects that reexamine the nature of collections within the research library, help secure access to and preservation of the scholarly record, and explore the possibilities of open source software and open science.

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Nancy Roberts

Nancy Roberts

Nancy Roberts is the founder of Business Inclusivity, a social enterprise that provides diversity and inclusion consultancy and executive coaching. She has worked in the publishing industry for over 20 years in a variety of production, operations and consultancy roles.

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Stephanie Rosen

Stephanie Rosen

Stephanie Rosen  is Associate Librarian and Accessibility Specialist at the University of Michigan Library, where she promotes equitable access to library resources for all users, regardless of ability or background. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Texas at Austin, and brings a background in disability studies to library administration and digital education.

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Einar Ryvarden

Einar Ryvarden

Einar Ryvarden is the Digital manager of The Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association (Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening). He has worked with online media since 1994 as an editor-in-chief and head of the development department in a Norwegian media group, running 15 websites.

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John Sack

John Sack

John Sack. John is the Founding Director of HighWire, which facilitates the digital dissemination of more than 3000 journals, books, reference works, and proceedings. John is also the Co-Director of the International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication.

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Daniela Saderi

Daniela Saderi

Daniela Saderi, PhD is the Co-Founder and Director of PREreview, an open project with the mission to bring more equity and transparency to the evaluation of research content, giving systematically excluded researchers better ways to find, train, and contribute to peer review. Daniela holds a PhD in Neuroscience from Oregon Health & Science University during which she studied mechanisms of auditory processing in mammals, and she is a former Mozilla Fellow for Science 2018/2019.

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Tony Sanfilippo

Tony Sanfilippo

Tony Sanfilippo co-owned and managed Svoboda’s Scholarly Books in State College, Pennsylvania for almost a decade until he closed it in 2000. He has since worked in university press publishing. He is currently the director of the Ohio State University Press.

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Ylann Schemm

Ylann Schemm

Ylann Schemm is a corporate responsibility professional specialized in building strategic, mutually beneficial nonprofit and UN partnerships. As the Elsevier Foundation’s Director, Ylann Schemm drives technology-enabled partnerships to advance diversity in science, build research capacity and support global health around the world

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Ylann Schemm

Ylann Schemm

Ylann Schemm is a corporate responsibility professional specialized in building strategic, mutually beneficial nonprofit and UN partnerships. As the Elsevier Foundation’s Director, Ylann Schemm drives technology-enabled partnerships to advance diversity in science, build research capacity and support global health around the world

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Rob Schlesinger

Rob Schlesinger

Rob Schlesinger is a doctoral student at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY.  Rob received a BA from Harvard College and a JD from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.  Rob has worked in higher education administration in both the US and abroad for over 25 years, and is licensed to practice law in New York and California.

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Colleen Scollans

Colleen Scollans

Colleen Scollans is a Marketing & Digital Transformation Consultant. She loves to advise on the strategic and operational aspects of Marketing. She is passionate about driving business transformation through a data-driven and customer focused modern marketing strategy and operating model. 

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Megan Seyler

Megan Seyler

Megan Seyler is a Senior Journal Publishing Assistant at Wiley, where she co-founded the Boston office’s DE&I Committee and co-chairs the Global Working Group for Journal Publishing Assistants. Since 2020, she has served as an Advisory Board Member on the DE&I Research Editorial Workstream and as a member of C4DISC’s Communications & Outreach Committee.

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Thea Sherer

Thea Sherer

Thea Sherer is the Director of Group Communications for Springer Nature. She is responsible for the Springer Nature Group’s sustainability strategies and reporting, working closely with both the global responsible business steering group and the company’s environment committee. 

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Emily Singley

Emily Singley

Emily Singley is Head of Library Systems at Boston College, and has previously held technology positions at Harvard University, Southern New Hampshire University, Curry College, and the University of Minnesota. She serves on the SeamlessAccess Outreach Committee, and her primary research interest is in how users access Library resources.

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Mark Sinyor

Mark Sinyor

Dr Mark Sinyor is a psychiatrist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He is lead author of the Canadian Psychiatric Association guidelines for responsible reporting on suicide.

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Arfon M. Smith

Arfon M. Smith

Arfon M. Smith is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Open Source Software, and Staff Product Manager for Data at GitHub. Previously he was the founding Head of the Data Science Mission Office at Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore – the home of the Hubble Space Telescope and the MAST NASA archive. He is interested in broadening the range of creditable activities in modern research, especially recognizing open source software contributions.