When we discuss systemic racism and the impact it has had to date, we must consider the stereotypes that have been put upon Black women for centuries and how that affects mental wellbeing.
We need to normalize the conversations around grief and depression. A personal reflection, and some thoughts on how we can better support our colleagues.
Accountability is at the center of leadership. We must hold people, policies and structures to account and if we are struggling with tackling the hard questions, are we really doing the work?
In this episode of SSP’s Early Career Development Podcast, hosts Meredith Adinolfi and Sara Grimme chat with Anne Flegel, the Head of Academic Book Operations at Oxford University Press, and Midori Baer, Senior Director of Publishing Operations at the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science (PNAS), on the role of operations in scholarly publishing.
What does the decline of the English major mean for society at large, and university presses in particular?
In this episode of SSP’s Early Career Development Podcast, hosts Meredith Adinolfi (Cell Press) and Sara Grimme (Digital Science) speak to Ben Denne, Director of Publishing for Academic Books (Cambridge University Press), about the books side of scholarly publishing.
Part two of an introduction to two new toolkits from C4DISC — today a look at the Antiracism Toolkit for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.
To mark the first unofficial Publishing Ethics Week, Allegra Martschenko and Rachael Levay discuss the importance of responsible, ethical mentorship.
Robert Harington reviews Fred Dylla’s book, Scientific Journeys: A Physicist Explores the Culture, History and Personalities of Science, a collection of prose pieces that portray the author’s approach to a world of science and the science of the world.
The SSP Career Development Committee’s Professional Skills Map is in its third iteration, and the results are presented here. The Skills Map aims to guide scholarly publishing professionals across industries and career levels in recognizing their personal strengths and interpersonal and technical skills, and then map those skill sets to fitting roles across the industry, empowering them to advance in their current roles and explore potential career paths they may not have previously considered.
In this guest post about a largely overlooked aspect of diversity and inclusion,Tasha Mellins-Cohen, Director of Publishing at the Microbiology Society, looks at the biases in the workplace faced by women around maternity — even if they can’t — or choose not to — have children.
Emma Brink discusses her experience as an intern for a publishing house, how to find such a position and how it can help build your career.
Gender equality is about more than just evening up the numbers. It’s about ensuring everyone has the confidence or the courage to take opportunities.
Is there hope for scholarly societies? Where once perhaps membership benefits from publications were key, now the emphasis will move to the character of academic life and independence from commercial forces. This post aims to engage the reader in thinking through what it means to be a member of a scholarly society
A sense of gloom hangs over academic publishing these days. As library budgets are cut, and the fear of OA mandates cutting profit margins clouds publishers’ sense of their place in the world, what is it like to be a publishing professional in this era of climate change?