Posie Aagaard

Posie Aagaard

As Assistant Vice Provost for Collections and Curriculum Support at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Posie Aagaard oversees departments that acquire and promote discovery of all kinds of scholarly resources, in addition to providing researcher support and scholarly communication services. She is currently working on an MSIT (cybersecurity concentration).

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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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Maxine Aldred

Maxine Aldred

Maxine Aldred has been a publishing professional for more than 25 years and has been a devoted leader in the industry. Maxine has been recognized for her forward-thinking initiatives and creative solutions that optimize resources to achieve outstanding results. She has served in numerous roles, including Program Manager, Group Manager, Director, Books Development and her current role, Director of Publications Production. Presently, at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Maxine manages staff, budgets, and vendors, in addition to providing oversight and direction for 35 scientific journals and more than 50 books annually. Maxine’s noteworthy and scholarly publishing experience can be credited to ASCE, the Endocrine Society, and AGU.

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Justin Alexander

Justin Alexander

Justin Alexander is the Web Accessibility Lead at ITHAKA, with a focus on improving the experience for all individuals. Previously working to advance accessibility within Michigan State University’s IT department, he came to ITHAKA with a background in both User experience and Accessibility.

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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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Lynnee Argabright

Lynnee Argabright

Lynnee Argabright is an Open Access Research Assistant at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s University Libraries, and pursuing an MS in Information Science in UNC’s School of Information and Library Science.

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José R. F. Arruda

José R. F. Arruda

José R. F. Arruda is a Full Professor of Mechanical Engineering with the University of Campinas. He holds a Doctoral degree from UPMC, Paris. He is currently an advisor for scientific collaboration and Open Science of the São Paulo State Foundation (Fapesp). He is Associate Editor of Acta Acustica. His research involves structural dynamics and elastic metamaterials.

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Sabrina Ashwell

Sabrina Ashwell

Sabrina J. Ashwell was a member of the Research & Writing team for the Guidelines on Inclusive Language and Images in Scholarly Communication. She is senior copyeditor for Chemical & Engineering News at the American Chemical Society, where she also leads work on the ACS Inclusivity Style Guide.

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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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Mary Beth Barilla

Mary Beth Barilla

Mary Beth Barilla is Program Director for the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP). She is also a former co-chair of SSP’s Annual Meeting Program Committee and a winner of the 2017 SSP Appreciation Award.

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Christopher Barnes

Christopher Barnes

Christopher A. Barnes is Assistant Professor and Digital Publishing Librarian at Adelphi University, where he oversees the institutional repository and the University Libraries’ open access publishing program. He serves as production editor for the Journal of Critical Study of Communication and Disability and his research focuses on the reform of scholarly communications and the use of open educational resources.

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Daniel Barr

Daniel Barr

Daniel Barr is the Principal Research Integrity Advisor at RMIT University, Australia. He is involved in management, teaching, and research in research integrity and ethics, and is co-author of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s Guiding Principles for Research Integrity. He was Co-Chair of the 6th World Conference on Research Integrity in Hong Kong in 2019, and Co-Chair of the Asia-Pacific Research Integrity Network Conference in Seoul and online in 2021. He was awarded the Paul Taylor Medal for Excellence in Research Integrity by the Australasian Research Management Society in 2021.

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Peter Barr

Peter Barr

Peter Barr is Head of Content & Collections at the University of Sheffield Library. He was appointed in September 2019 to lead the development of the Library’s Comprehensive Content Strategy (adopted 2021). Through this, and more broadly, he is interested in the role libraries can play in developing an ethical, community-owned alternative to commercialized academic publishing, and the limits to which this can be achieved from within marketized institutions.

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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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Lisa Bayer

Lisa Bayer

Lisa Bayer has been the Director of the University of Georgia Press since 2012. She was President of the Association of University Presses 2021/2022. Prior to moving to Georgia, she worked for the University of Illinois Press and the Minnesota Historical Society Press.

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Allison Belan

Allison Belan

Allison Belan is Director for Strategic Innovation and Services at Duke University Press. She directs DUP’s technology and digital publishing operations, including IT, product management, digital content and hosting. Her remit includes digital content strategies, practices, and systems. Additionally, Allison oversees two service offerings to other non-profit scholarly publishers, Project Euclid and the Scholarly Publishing Collective. In her twenty year career in scholarly publishing, Allison has been an active contributor to the Society of Scholarly Publishing, AUPresses, the Triangle Scholarly Scholarly Communications Institute, and numerous other industry groups and conferences.

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Rebecca Benner

Rebecca Benner

Rebecca Benner (she/her) is a publishing professional with over 20 years of experience in STM journal publishing. Currently, she is the Managing Editor of Anesthesiology, the flagship journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. In this role, she is responsible for planning and implementing journal editorial strategies and editorial operations. For nine years, Rebecca was an instructor in George Washington University’s Master of Professional Studies in Publishing program, teaching courses on managing editorial staff and the professional editor role. Rebecca is a current Co-Chair of SSP’s Early Career Subcommittee and is committed to helping early career professionals have a successful start to their career journeys.

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Tracy Bergstrom

Tracy Bergstrom

Tracy Bergstrom is the program manager for collections and infrastructure within Ithaka S+R’s Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums program. In this role, she collaborates on a variety of projects that examine contemporary challenges relating to the management, access, and discovery of analog and digital collections held by libraries, archives, museums, and community organizations.

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Peter Berkery

Peter Berkery

Peter Berkery has served as the Executive Director of the Association of University Presses since early 2013. Berkery came to AUPresses (then AAUP) from Oxford University Press, where he served for the previous five years as Vice President and Publisher for the US Law Division. Prior to that he worked for Wolters Kluwer for 11 years in a series of positions, publishing works on securities licensing examination training, securities law, taxation, and financial planning. He began his publishing career at a division of Thomson Reuters.

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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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Aliaksandr Birukou

Aliaksandr Birukou

Aliaksandr (Alex) Birukou is an Editorial Director at Springer Nature. His team in Computer Science (CS) Editorial publishes the conference proceedings in CS (~850 volumes/year, including the Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS, series).

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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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Brittany Brannon

Brittany Brannon

Brittany Brannon is Research Support Specialist at OCLC Research. She received her MLIS from Kent State University and MA from the University of Kansas. Her research interests are in information seeking behavior, academic research skills, and scholarly communication.

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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, PhD, 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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Melissa H. Cantrell

Melissa H. Cantrell

Melissa H. Cantrell is the Scholarly Communication Librarian at the University of Colorado Boulder. Melissa’s research focuses on the shifting nature of the scholarly communication landscape, specifically relating to open access and assessing the efficacy of different publishing models.

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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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Lori Carlin

Lori Carlin

Lori Carlin is Chief Commercial Officer and Senior Consultant at Delta Think, and has held numerous positions in scholarly communications throughout her career, mainly focused on business strategy, market research, and customer engagement. She is currently serving as co-chair of the SSP Annual Meeting Program Committee.

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Jamie Carmichael

Jamie Carmichael

Jamie Carmichael brings nearly 20 years’ experience in publishing to her current role as Senior Director, Information & Content Solutions at CCC. In this position, she owns go-to-market strategy for the company’s open scholarly communications portfolio.

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MIchael Casp

MIchael Casp

Michael Casp is the Director of Business Development at J&J Editorial. His background in production, peer review management, and scientific research helps him develop innovative solutions for scholarly publishers.

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Maria Sviridova Chandis

Maria Sviridova Chandis

Maria Sviridova Chandis is a bilingual Russian/English MPS Publishing candidate at George Washington University with experience in production, process engineering, raw materials trading, logistics, budget, and documentation management.

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Chhavi Chauhan

Chhavi Chauhan

Chhavi Chauhan, Ph.D. (She/Her) is Director of Scientific Outreach at the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) and Director of the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program at the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. She is a past Co-Chair of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility (DEIA) Committee of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) and a current staff member of the Committee for Equal Representation and Opportunities (CERO) at ASIP.

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John Chen

John Chen

John Chen supervises Tech Science Press’s general operations, all communications and correspondence. He is also involved in all strategic projects including the journals’ development and logistics, and working cross-organizationally and collaboratively with all liaisons to develop large scale initiatives that make progress to increase the impact.

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Tony Chen

Tony Chen

Tony Chen, Ph.D. (he/him) is a Journal Publishing Manager at Wiley, where he manages a portfolio of journals in Oncology, Pathology, and Basic Medical Science under the Health Sciences banner. He is passionate about diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) and entered publishing with the goal of making it a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible industry for all marginalized individuals.

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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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Shein Ei Cho

Shein Ei Cho

Shein Ei Cho is Senior Editorial Research Associate at Public Library of Science (PLOS), where she works to advance the mission of Open Science and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the peer review process.

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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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Tom Ciavarella

Tom Ciavarella

Tom Ciavarella is the head of Public Affairs and Advocacy in North America for Frontiers and runs Smarter Learning, a consultancy that works with startups and STM publishers. He is formerly manager of Publisher Relations for Clarivate Analytics, where he coordinated communication and content strategy with the Web of Science Group from both the US and UK.

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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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Dana Compton

Dana Compton

Dana Compton is the Managing Director and Publisher for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), having previously served in the role of Editorial Director for ASCE. Prior to joining ASCE in 2018, she was a Senior Consulting Associate with KWF Consulting, served as Publication Director at PNAS, and held production positions at the American Society of Clinical Oncology and Thompson Publishing Group. Dana also served as the 2019-2020 President of the Council of Science Editors.

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Lynn Silipigni Connaway

Lynn Silipigni Connaway

Lynn Silipigni Connaway is the Director of Library Trends and User Research at OCLC Research. She has numerous journal publications, is an international speaker, and is co-author of Basic Research Methods for Librarians, 4th and 5th editions, and of Research Methods in Library and Information Science, 6th and 7th editions.

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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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Hilary Craiglow

Hilary Craiglow

Hilary Craiglow leads library consulting at Attain Partners, a higher education consulting firm. In her role, she oversees the Library Cost Study and is undertaking a review of its methodology and implementation procedures.

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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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Nadia Dawood

Nadia Dawood

Nadia Dawood is a Library Marketing Manager at the American Psychological Association and serves as a member of the Society for Scholarly Publishing’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

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Joseph DeBruin

Joseph DeBruin

Joseph DeBruin is a former neuroscientist at Johns Hopkins and current Head of Product Management at ResearchGate, where he leads product development for ResearchGate’s active network of scientists around the globe.

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Jeremy Dean

Jeremy Dean

Jeremy Dean is Vice President of Education at Hypothesis, a mission-driven software company dedicated to improving online discourse through annotation. He was previously the Director of Education at Genius where he facilitated educational applications of their interactive archive of literary and historical texts.

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Caroline Desrosiers

Caroline Desrosiers

Caroline Desrosiers is the Founder & CEO of Scribely, a company on a mission to make images and videos more accessible to blind and visually impaired people and more discoverable to search engines. Scribely’s team of expert writers specialize in writing alt text for images and audio description for videos, helping digital media providers create born-accessible visual content for a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable world.

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Annika Deutsch

Annika Deutsch

Annika Deutsch is an MS/LIS candidate at the iSchool at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Annika works at Grainger Engineering Library Information Center, which supports research for the College of Engineering, and will be joining the University of Utah as a Science and Engineering Librarian after graduation. 

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Michael R. Donaldson

Michael R. Donaldson

Michael R. Donaldson is the  Open Access Program Manager for Canadian Science Publishing. Michael is interested in all aspects of open science and taking innovative and experimental approaches to accelerate the transition to a sustainable and equitable open future.

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Tina Donnelly

Tina Donnelly

Tina Donnelly is an Assistant Managing Editor at Penguin Random House Audio. She is a recent graduate of the Master’s in Publishing program at George Washington University and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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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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Brooke Doyle

Brooke Doyle

Brooke Doyle is a Senior Project Coordinator at OCLC splitting her time between the Library Trends and User Research and WebJunction. Her work at OCLC has been varied including the Improving Access to Civil Legal Justice project and the Supercharged Storytimes project.

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Christina Drummond

Christina Drummond

Christina Drummond has built a career helping efforts scale their operational capacity. In addition to advising on the sunsetting of the Digital Preservation Network (DPN), and acting as lead facilitator for the It Takes a Village: Open Source Software Models of Collaboration & Sustainability project, she previously served as Director of Strategic Initiatives for Educopia from 2015-2017, and currently serves as the founding Executive Director of the OA Book Data Trust, a global effort to establish trusted mechanisms that facilitate the ethical, direct data exchange, aggregation and benchmarking of open and proprietary book usage data.

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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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Katie Einhorn

Katie Einhorn

At the time of this writing, Katie Einhorn (pronouns: she/her) was a Peer Review Manager at the American Psychological Association (APA), where she served as a Journals program operations and project manager, guiding the strategy for peer review and implementing best practices for both open science and equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in peer review. Katie worked closely with Aries to implement process improvements that streamline APA journals based on individualized needs, drive strategic goals of the organization, and sustainably scale the peer review program. Katie now works in a knowledge management role for GetUpside, a startup that personalizes brick-and-mortar commerce to help communities thrive.

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Sally Ekanayaka

Sally Ekanayaka

Sally Ekanayaka is the Scholarly Communications Manager at MyScienceWork, with a focus on reinforcing the dissemination and popularization of research outputs. In her previous roles, Sally has worked in various functions related to editing and reviewing articles, marketplace operations and community building strategies.

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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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Ixchel M. Faniel

Ixchel M. Faniel

Ixchel M. Faniel is a Senior Research Scientist at OCLC Research. She conducts user and library studies related to research data management, reuse, and curation practices and online information behavior.

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Emily Farrell

Emily Farrell

Emily Farrell is the Director of Open Research, Americas, at Taylor & Francis. She worked previously at the MIT Press and De Gruyter in sales and editorial roles. She holds a PhD in sociolinguistics from Macquarie University, Sydney.

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Laura Feetham

Laura Feetham

Laura Feetham is Reviewer Engagement Manager at IOP Publishing. She has over 13 year’s experience in scholarly publishing, working at The Lancet and BMJ before moving to IOP Publishing. Laura works on innovations that future-proof peer review, ensure that reviewers are recognised and rewarded for their work, and safeguard the integrity of the scientific record. These innovations include the launch of IOP Trusted Reviewer status, a comprehensive peer review training programme, and co-review, among others.

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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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Victoria Ficarra

Victoria Ficarra

Victoria Ficarra is a Researcher for Research Consulting, where she works to deliver trusted advice to regional, national, and global academic communities, public institutions, and private actors to improve the effectiveness and impact of research and scholarly communication. Victoria supports the wider team as a researcher on a variety of projects, covering research, scholarly communication, and knowledge exchange.

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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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Yael Fitzpatrick

Yael Fitzpatrick

Yael Fitzpatrick is Editorial Ethics Manager at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and has worked in a variety of roles within the scholarly communications community for over 25 years, including as Art Director for the Science family of journals. She is currently serving in her fourth and final year as co-chair of the SSP Annual Meeting Program Committee.

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Annette Flanagin

Annette Flanagin

Annette Flanagin is Vice President and Executive Managing Editor of JAMA and JAMA Network. Annette is also the Executive Director of the International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication.

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Michelle Fleetwood

Michelle Fleetwood

Michelle Fleetwood, PhD (she/her) is the Publishing Integrity Manager within the American Chemical Society’s Publication Division. She focuses on the advancement of ACS’ core value of diversity, equity, inclusion and respect (DEIR) in the peer review and publishing processes.

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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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Camille Gamboa

Camille Gamboa

Camille Gamboa is Associate Vice President, Corporate Communications at Sage. She sits on the Banned Books Task Force for the Association of American Publishers, convenes representatives from across the trans-Atlantic to support a healthy future for social and behavioral science, and is a regular blogger for the Charleston Hub. She has a Master of Arts in communication from Pepperdine University and a certificate for women and leadership from Antioch University..

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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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Roohi Ghosh

Roohi Ghosh

Roohi Ghosh is the ambassador for researcher success at CACTUS. She is passionate about advocating for researchers and amplifying their voices on a global stage. Through strategic outreach and engagement efforts, she works to build bridges between researchers and industry stakeholders, fostering productive partnerships that lead to greater success and impact for the research community.

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Matt Giampoala

Matt Giampoala

Matt Giampoala serves as the Vice President for Publications for the American Geophysical Union (AGU) where he oversees its journals, books, and preprint programs. Matt has led efforts in expanding access and engagement through open science and reproducibility initiatives and is an advocate for promoting equity and inclusion in scholarly publishing. Matt has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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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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Maribel Gomez

Maribel Gomez

Maribel Gomez is a dedicated graduate student at The George Washington University, pursuing a Master’s degree in Publishing. With a background spanning over a decade in the field of education, Maribel possesses a deep-seated commitment to empowering underrepresented voices and fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion as an active member of the DEIA committee at the Society for Scholarly Publishing. Her fervor for intellectual property and copyright clearances is at the heart of her aspirations, and she aims to establish herself as a proficient expert in this pivotal domain. Her extensive academic coursework and practical experience, coupled with her proactive involvement in the scholarly publishing sector, position her as a promising advocate and professional in the field.

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Nicko Goncharoff

Nicko Goncharoff

Nicko Goncharoff is an entrepreneur and business executive with more than 20 years’ experience in scholarly research software, data and publishing. His company, Osmanthus Consulting, provides global business and operational strategy services for the STM publishing and research technology sectors, with a focus on Greater China.

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Juanita Goossens-Roach

Juanita Goossens-Roach

Juanita Goossens-Roach has been in peer review management for nearly 20 years, initially as an Editorial Assistant and currently as Peer Review Group Manager, in Editorial Operations at Cambridge University Press, she manages inter-relations three units in the Peer Review Group: recognizing OPRS (online peer review systems) and PRA (peer review administration) challenges and proactively managing demanding project work driving improvement in responsiveness and service, how these units intersect and interact, as well as third unit of external administrators providing comparable administrative and peer review management.

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Chris Graf

Chris Graf

Chris Graf is the Research Integrity Director for Springer Nature. He volunteers as chair of the governance board for the STM Integrity Hub, volunteers as program committee member for the World Conference on Research Integrity, and was volunteer Trustee at COPE until 2019.

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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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Craig Griffin

Craig Griffin

As the Vice President of Solutions Engineering at Silverchair, Craig Griffin works with clients, end users, architects, and user experience designers to develop Platform solutions for our client’s success. This role includes market evaluation, feature analysis, business case development, technical review, and prioritization. ChatGPT did not write this bio (yet).

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Michael Groth

Michael Groth

Michael Groth is Director of Marketing at KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd. where he oversees strategy and implementation of digital, social, advertising, PR, and event programs. Mike has spent over 25 years in marketing for scholarly publishing, previously at Emerald, Ingenta, NEJM, and Wolters Kluwer.

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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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Mark Hahnel

Mark Hahnel

Mark Hahnel is the CEO and founder of Figshare, which he created whilst completing his PhD in stem cell biology at Imperial College London. Figshare currently provides research data infrastructure for institutions, publishers and funders globally. He is passionate about open science and the potential it has to revolutionize the research community. For the last eight years, Mark has been leading the development of research data infrastructure, with the core aim of reusable and interoperable academic data. Mark sits on the board of DataCite and the advisory board for Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). He was on the judging panel for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Wellcome Trust Open Science prize and acted as an advisor for the Springer Nature master classes.

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Kathleen Kelly Halverson

Kathleen Kelly Halverson

Kathleen Kelly Halverson is the Editorial Projects Editor for the Serial Publications and Editorial Services Division of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 228,000 audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology personnel; and students. ASHA’s mission is “making effective communication, a human right, accessible and achievable for all.”

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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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Susan J. Harris

Susan J. Harris

Susan J. Harris is managing editor of American Psychologist, the flagship journal of the American Psychological Association, where she combines her interests in psychology and publishing. She also serves on SSP’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee.

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Melissa Harrison

Melissa Harrison

Melissa Harrison is the Chair of JATS4R. Melissa also serves on the Board of Directors of Crossref and contributes to various working groups and taskforces via her role as Head of Production Operations at eLife.

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Alan Harvey

Alan Harvey

Alan Harvey has been the Director at Stanford University Press since 2012, having joined the Press in 2002 as Editor-in-Chief. Prior to Stanford, Alan worked for Cambridge University Press as Executive Editor for the Sciences, working from Cambridge, New York, and California.

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Jo Havemann

Jo Havemann

With a background in Evolution and Developmental Biology, Dr. Jo 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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Johanna Havemann

Johanna Havemann

With a background in Evolution and Developmental Biology, Dr. Jo 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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Kate Heaney

Kate Heaney

Kate Heaney is the Product Manager for the Journal Citation Reports, among other products, at Clarivate. Prior to joining Clarivate, she managed journals at Taylor & Francis and developed and acquired books for medical professionals at Wolters Kluwer. She also serves on the Career Development Committee for SSP.

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Hannah F. Heckner

Hannah F. Heckner

Hannah F. Heckner is VP of Product, Silverchair. She has served as Product Strategist at Silverchair since the start of 2020. In this position she provides detailed product visioning, helps to prioritize and execute on the platform development plan, and oversees the Silverchair Universe program. She previously served as the Associate Director of Product Development and the Science Partner Journal Program within the Office of Publishing at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In that capacity she aided in horizon scanning for and executing on new product ideas for the Science family of journals and its supporting advertising and partnerships business lines while also helping to develop and manage the Science Partner Journal program, launched at the end of 2017. Hannah has worked within the scholarly publishing arena since 2010 and has experience within commercial publishers, non-profit publishing societies, and is excited to have made the recent transition to a platform provider.

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Rachel Helps

Rachel Helps

Rachel Helps is the Wikipedian-in-residence at the Brigham Young University library. She was on the editorial board for the Wikijournal of Humanities from 2018 to 2020. She and her student employees create and edit Wikipedia pages related to the library’s collections.

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Ana Heredia

Ana Heredia

Ana Heredia is a former researcher turned scholarly communications specialist. A biologist by training, after an MSc in Neurosciences, a PhD in Sciences, and two postdocs, Ana joined the STM publishing world, developing expertise in scientific information infrastructure, analytics, and publishing. During more than 20 years of research and professional experience, Ana developed knowledge and a vision of the different components in the research ecosystem, and solid connections globally at universities, research funding and government agencies. She is an engaged member of SSP and C4DISC, and part of the NISO Plus Advisory Committee. Ana is particularly committed to open research, the responsible use of metrics in research evaluation, and bibliodiversity and multilingualism as part of the inclusion and diversity in scholarly communication agenda.

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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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Maura Hiney

Maura Hiney

Maura Hiney is Adjunct Professor of Research Culture in University College Dublin, and was previously a senior manager at the Health Research Board Ireland. She has been involved in advancing research integrity (RI) policy for many years, is Treasurer of the World Conference on RI Foundation and Co-chair of the 8th WCRI. She is on the Embassy of Good Science Foundation Board, Chair of the ALLEA Permanent Working Group on Science and Ethics, where she co-authored the European Code of Conduct for RI and was Vice-Chair of ENRIO until 2022. She sits on several EU Policy and Stakeholder Advisory Boards.

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Marjorie Hlava

Marjorie Hlava

Marjorie M.K. Hlava is Chief Scientist, Chairman, and founder of Access Innovations, Inc. She served on the NISO board for five years and the NISO Content Board. She is past president of several organizations: NFAIS (2002-2003), American Society for Information Science and Technology – 1993 (ASIST), Documentation Abstracts 1990-1991, Hubbell Society Museum and Library (1994-1998).

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Simon Holt

Simon Holt

Simon Holt is Head of Central Strategies, Content Acquisition at Elsevier. He is also Disability Confidence Manager for the organization, working to identify and remove barriers that prevent people with disabilities achieving their potential at work. He lives in Oxford, UK.

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Iain Hrynaszkiewicz

Iain Hrynaszkiewicz

Iain Hrynaszkiewicz is Director, Open Research Solutions at Public Library of Science (PLOS), where he leads a programme of activity to increase adoption of open science practices, and increase the benefits of adopting open science. This includes PLOS’ initiatives relating preprints, open data, open code, and open methods and protocols.

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Sylvia Izzo Hunter

Sylvia Izzo Hunter

Sylvia Izzo Hunter is Manager, Product Marketing, Community & Content, at Wiley Partner Solutions; previously she was marketing manager at Inera and community manager at Atypon, following a 20-year career in scholarly journal and ebook publishing. She is a member of the SSP Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Committee. She lives in Toronto.

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Mark Huskisson

Mark Huskisson

Today’s post is by Mark Huskisson. Mark is the Publishing Development Specialist at the Public Knowledge Project and the co-chair of the Assembly of the Commons for the European Research Infrastructure, OPERAS.

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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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Yvette Hyter

Yvette Hyter

Yvette D. Hyter is Professor Emeritus of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Western Michigan University, owner of Language and Literacy Practices, LLC, and co-managing editor of the Journal of Critical Study of Communication and Disability. Her areas of research are culturally responsive practices, social pragmatic communication in children with histories of trauma, and social justice and equity in curricula, research, policies, and practices.

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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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Steven Inchcoombe

Steven Inchcoombe

Steven Inchcoombe is Chief Publishing Officer at Springer Nature. He is a member of the Management Board and his responsibilities cover all the research publishing and editorial activities of Springer Nature, the services provided to its authors, peer-reviewers, editors and societies, the experience of its customers when using its products and publishing platforms, and its Open Access and Open Research activities. Previously Steven was Head of House and CEO at Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and Palgrave Macmillan (PM).

Prior to this Steven was UK Publisher for The Financial Times and led ft.com. From 1990 to 2000 he was at IDC where he held commercial, development, marketing and general management positions, ultimately responsible for group strategy and corporate development and the EMEA region. Steven was awarded a scholarship to Merton College, Oxford, where he read Physics specializing in atomic and solid-state physics and qualified as a chartered accountant with PWC in 1990.

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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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Emma Jellen

Emma Jellen

Emma Jellen is the Interim Director for the Center for Workplace Mental Health at the American Psychiatric Association Foundation, where she develops innovative, high-impact web-based educational content and resources for employers to advance workplace mental health. Emma builds external relationships with corporate leaders and produces the Center’s monthly Mental Health Works publication.

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Annie Johnson

Annie Johnson

Annie Johnson is the Associate University Librarian for Publishing, Preservation, Research, and Digital Access at the University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press. Previously, she was the Assistant Director for Open Publishing Initiatives and Scholarly Communications at Temple University Libraries and Press.

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Joshua Luke Johnson

Joshua Luke Johnson

Joshua Luke Johnson is the Director of Data & IT for Uptown Stories, a nonprofit that provides creative writing and storytelling workshops to children of Manhattan. He also serves as Managing Editor for the George Washington University Journal of Ethics in Publishing. He lives in Washington Heights, New York.

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Deborah Kahn

Deborah Kahn

After many decades of working in scholarly publishing, Deborah Kahn now devotes herself to helping to address the challenges of research integrity and ethics in scholarly communications, primarily in her roles as Co-Chair of United2Act and as a Trustee of COPE.  

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Bill Kasdorf

Bill Kasdorf

Bill Kasdorf, is Principal of Kasdorf & Associates, LLC, a consultancy focusing on editorial and production workflows, XML/HTML/EPUB content modeling, standards and best practices, and accessibility.

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Daniel S. Katz

Daniel S. Katz

Daniel Katz 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, leads the FORCE11 Software Citation Implementation Working Group’s journals task force, and is the Steering Committee Chair for the Research Software Alliance (ReSA).

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Panagiotis Kavouras

Panagiotis Kavouras

Panagiotis Kavouras is a senior researcher at the School of Chemical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens. He is a physicist, with an MSc and a PhD in Physics. For several years he had been involved in research on industrial solid waste management and on the characterization of physical and engineering properties of materials at the micro- and nano-scale. During the last six years he has focused his research interests on research integrity through his participation in several relevant EU-funded projects. He is involved in capacity-building and awareness-raising activities for research integrity in Greece by writing articles in Greek on several topics relevant to research integrity and by giving seminars and lectures about research integrity. He has the pleasure and the honor to be a member of the local organizing committee of the 8th World Conference on Research Integrity.

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Curtis Kendrick

Curtis Kendrick

Curtis Kendrick currently serves as Binghamton University Libraries Faculty and Staff mentor, having most recently served as dean of libraries for the University. Prior to his positions at Binghamton, Kendrick served as university dean for libraries and information resources at the City University of New York (CUNY), and has held library administrative positions at Columbia University, Harvard University, Stony Brook University and Oberlin College.

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Sarah Ketchley

Sarah Ketchley

Sarah Ketchley, PhD is a senior digital humanities specialist at Gale and an Egyptologist, art history scholar and a lecturer in the Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization at the University of Washington, where she teaches introductory and graduate-level classes in digital humanities.

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Reem Khamis

Reem Khamis

Reem Khamis is Professor of Speech-Language Pathology and director of the Neurophysiology in Speech-Language Pathology Lab at Adelphi University. She is a co-managing editor of the Journal of Critical Study of Communication and Disability and editor of the language section for the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

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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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Paul Killoran

Paul Killoran

Paul is a published researcher who founded Ex Ordo in 2011, and is driven by a passion for improving the scholarly conference experience through exceptional software. When he’s not pouring his energy into the future of scholarly society events, you’ll find him spending time with his growing family, or enjoying a pint of Guinness by an open fire.

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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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Danny Kingsley

Danny Kingsley

Dr Danny Kingsley is a thought leader in the international scholarly communication space. She works as a consultant and is a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science.

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Rebecca Kirk

Rebecca Kirk

Rebecca Kirk is Publisher, Portfolio Development at PLOS, where she has a focus on developing journals that embed equitable practices to address global societal challenges. She is also a Co-Chair of the SSP DEIA Committee and a HESI SDG Publishers Compact Fellow.

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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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Philipp Koellinger

Philipp Koellinger

Philipp Koellinger is a professor of Economics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He co-founded DeSci Labs and serves as the president of the DeSci Foundation, which supports the development of a more verifiable, open, and fairer ecosystem for science and scientists. His research on behavioral genetics has been published in journals such as Nature, Science, Nature Genetics, Nature Neuroscience, and Nature Human Behavior.

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Thilo Koerkel

Thilo Koerkel

Thilo Koerkel is the publisher of the New Ground journal, based near Frankfurt am Main in Germany. He was an editor of physics and astronomy at Spektrum der Wissenschaft, the German edition of Scientific American, and, until 2022, a Strategic Partnerships Manager of Nature Research, the publisher of Nature.

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Holly Koppel

Holly Koppel

Holly Koppel is a wife and mother of two girls living in the Washington D.C. metro area. She is a Senior Managing Editor, Peer Review with the American Society of Civil Engineers and is an active member of the Wizards of Ahs Toastmasters group. 

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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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Alicia J. Kowaltowski

Alicia J. Kowaltowski

Alicia J. Kowaltowski is an MD/PhD (State University of Campinas – Unicamp) and Full Professor of Biochemistry at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, where she heads the Energy Metabolism Lab. She is interested in scientific dissemination, responsible research assessment, and, above all, everything related to mitochondria.

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Shaina Lange

Shaina Lange

Shaina Lange is Senior Manager, Publishing Integrity Office at the American Chemical Society. She oversees the strategy, policies, and activities to support publishing integrity across the ACS journals portfolio, with a focus on embedding ACS’ core value of diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect (DEIR) in the peer review and publishing processes.

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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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Rebecca Lawrence

Rebecca Lawrence

Rebecca Lawrence is Managing Director of F1000. She was responsible for the launch of F1000Research in 2013 and has led the launch of many funder- and institution-based publishing platforms partnering with the EC, the Gates Foundation, Wellcome and others, that aim to provide a new trajectory in the way scientific findings are communicated. She was a member of the EC’s Open Science Policy Platform, and has co-Chaired many working groups for Research Data Alliance (RDA) and ORCID. She is a Steering Committee member of DORA (San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment), a member of the Board of Directors of Open Research Central, and has worked in STM publishing for over 20 years.

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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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Stuart Leitch

Stuart Leitch

Stuart Leitch is the Chief Technology Officer at Silverchair. Stuart leads the strategic evolution and expansion of The Silverchair Platform, designing and leading technology initiatives for greater platform scalability and capability while enhancing Silverchair’s unparalleled flexibility for new product development. Stuart joined Silverchair in 2012 and has twenty years of enterprise architecture, system design, and software development experience in the education, engineering, nonprofit, and investment industries.

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Allison Leung

Allison Leung

Allison Leung is the Assistant Director, Researcher Products & Engagement at the American Chemical Society. She oversees a team who manage products that support authors, reviewers, and editors through the publication process and beyond.

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Rachael Levay

Rachael Levay

Rachael Levay is a Paths in Publishing cofounder, Editor-in-Chief at the University Press of Colorado, and acquires for the Utah State University Press imprint. She was the Marketing and Sales Director at the University of Washington Press and has experience mentoring several generations of incredible university press staff.

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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 and co-chair of their Outreach committee, and serves on a COUNTER working group exploring reporting on usage of Open Access and unpaywalled content. He previously spent over a decade in a variety of product development and operational roles in publishing.

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Cason Lynley

Cason Lynley

Cason Lynley is the Director of Marketing and Sales for books and journals at Duke University Press and has served for several SSP committees since 2010, including serving as the Annual Meeting co-chair for two years.

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Stewart Manley

Stewart Manley

Stewart Manley is a lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His work in the scholarly communications area focuses on high-profile litigation involving publishers and publishing ethics.

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Marco Marabelli

Marco Marabelli

Marco Marabelli, PhD is an associate professor of Information and Process Management at Bentley University where he currently teaches grad courses on business analytics; PhD classes on information systems theories and qualitative methods.

Marco’s research focuses on the ethical/DEI implications of the use of emerging technologies (social media, sensor technologies, the metaverse) in organizations and society and the reasons behind institutional inertia in addressing potential misuses of algorithms. Marco is currently studying automatic (algorithmic-led) decision-making processes in large organizations and negative effects for underrepresented populations. Marco is also interested in the future deployment of the metaverse, the platform’s privacy implications and its potential to exacerbate surveillance and discriminatory practices. In the past two years Marco conducted COVID-related research concerning the role of algorithms in access to care disparities (in the US) and unequal availability of vaccines (US and worldwide).

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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 Martin

Rachel Martin

Rachel Martin is the Global Director of Sustainability at Elsevier, where she is driving transformational change in the priority areas of sustainability and SDGs, with a focus on climate action.

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Allegra Martschenko

Allegra Martschenko

Allegra Martschenko is a Paths in Publishing cofounder and an Acquisitions Editor at the University Press of Colorado. They started in publishing as a Sales intern at Princeton University Press and spent a year at Cornell University Press as a 2020-2021 Mellon Diversity Fellow.

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Kari Mattison

Kari Mattison

Kari Mattison is the Editor in Chief at the Journal of Emerging Investigators (JEI) where she oversees and leads the publication of all JEI manuscripts as well as the development of new resources to help JEI’s young author base. Kari has been involved with JEI since 2018, having previously been an Associate and Managing Editor with the journal. She is also a PhD Candidate in Genetics and Molecular Biology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. 

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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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Timothy McAdoo

Timothy McAdoo

Timothy McAdoo is a content development manager on the APA Style team at the American Psychological Association. He helped shape the seventh edition of the Publication Manual, and he manages and contributes to the APA Style blog, newsletter, and social media.

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Sarah McCormack

Sarah McCormack

Sarah McCormack is the Director of Publications for the American Society for Nutrition, where she uses data-driven approaches to publishing to advance the science, education, and practice of nutrition to achieve a healthier world.

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Leslie D. McIntosh

Leslie D. McIntosh

Leslie D. McIntosh is an academic turned entrepreneur, she founded Ripeta (now part of Digital Science) in 2017 to improve research quality and integrity by developing trust markers. She is currently the VP of Research Integrity at Digital Science focused on trust and mistrust in science.

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Nathan Mealey

Nathan Mealey

 Nathan Mealey is Associate University Librarian for Discovery & Access at Wesleyan University. Nathan co-chaired the Boston Library Consortium’s Controlled Digital Lending Working Group in 2020–21.

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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, Executive Director at COUNTER and Founder of Mellins-Cohen Consulting, joined the scholarly publishing industry in 2001. She has held roles within learned societies and commercial publishers across operations, technology, editorial and executive functions, while donating time to key industry initiatives and bodies such as UKSG, ALPSP and STM. From 2022 she took over the running of COUNTER, the usage metrics standard, alongside her consulting work with not-for-profit publishers.

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Jessica Meylikhov

Jessica Meylikhov

Jessica Meylikhov is a Senior Journal Publishing Assistant for the Oncology Editorial team at Wiley. She is also the co-leader of Wiley’s Boston Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion committee, and a member of SSP’s DE&I committee.

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Jessica Miles

Jessica Miles

Jessica Miles is Vice President, Strategy and Investments at Holtzbrinck Publishing Group. She leads strategic planning, mergers & acquisitions, and investments in science and technology to support the development of new products and services for advancing research and science communication.

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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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Mary Miskin

Mary Miskin

Mary Miskin is Operations Director for Charlesworth, an Enago company. Charlesworth is recognized by STM publishers worldwide as the trusted partner for sales representation, author marketing, and author experience solutions in China. Additionally, she is a Board Director for the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE), a community that connects, educates and provides resources for professionals who are passionate about the operations of peer-reviewed publications.

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Rachel Moriarty

Rachel Moriarty

Rachel Moriarty has been working in academic publishing since joining Springer Nature as a Senior Editorial Assistant in 2009, following completion of an MSc in Publishing. Thirteen years on, she is an experienced Publisher, based in the UK, and working for Oxford University Press on their Medical Journals. Rachel is passionate about contributing to the wider publishing community, and held the Early Career Publisher seat on the Board of the STM Association until December 2021. She was the Chair of the STM’s Early Career Publishers Committee (ECPC) until October 2020, and remains on the ECPC as the Chair of the Mentoring sub-Committee who are responsible for the STM Mentoring Programme. She regularly participates as a panellist and speaker at industry events, with a particular focus being those aimed at developing the next generation of publishing professionals.

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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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