Thursday 01 December 2016

All Things Disruptive: Surviving innovation


John Philip Sousa Hall
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, 
Washington, DC 20003, United States
(map and directions)

Time: 13:00 - 17:00 (Eastern time)

Twitter #alpspdisruption


In the past two decades, unexpected change in scholarly publishing has taken many forms and challenged us to learn, adapt, adopt or discard, with increasing speed.  In this lively and interactive event, we will focus on three disruptive forces and consider their practical implications, past and present.  John Inglis of Cold Spring Harbor Press, will discuss the role of preprint servers in the scholarship ecosystem. Kevin Davies of the American Chemical Society will address the impact of open access over time. Kent Anderson of RedLink will review internet security issues from the vendor perspective.

In the spirit of disruption, a panel of publishers, who work across a range of disciplines, will react to and comment on each speaker’s presentation and share their experiences in addressing change. Seth Denbo from the American Historical Association, Karen King from the American Society for Nutrition, and Alix Vance from GeoScienceWorld will discuss and reflect on how each disruption applies to their diverse content areas and publishing platforms.

The event will be followed by a networking reception to carry on the debate and share experiences.

Who should attend

This interactive event is suitable for everyone interested in the continuing evolution of scholarly publishing and will be particularly useful to those managers or senior leaders with responsibility for developing, directing, or executing the strategic vision for a journal, product line, or organization. An understanding of scholarly publishing and the wider community is assumed, and audience participation is strongly encouraged. 

Registration fees and booking

ALPSP member US$150.00
Non member US$250.00

Click here to book (link to CCC registration page)

More about our speakers 

Kent R. Anderson, CEO, RedLink and RedLink Network Kent R Anderson

Kent is a past-President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing and the founder of “The Scholarly Kitchen.” He has been Publisher for Science and the Science journals; CEO and Publisher for the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery; an executive in the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Publishing Division; Publishing Director for the New England Journal of Medicine; and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has served on numerous boards and advisory groups across scholarly publishing, and speaks occasionally. He is an award-winning writer and designer. He has a BA in English and an MBA.

Kevin Davies PhD, VP Business Development, American Chemical Society Kevin Davies

In his current role, Kevin has special responsibility for the ACS’ Open Access programs, and was instrumental in the launch of ACS Central Science, the ACS’ first fully open access journal, in March 2015, and ACS Omega in 2016. He also serves as Publisher of C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News), the ACS’ weekly news and science magazine.

Kevin is the author of three popular science books - The $1,000 GenomeCracking the Genome and Breakthrough (co-authored with Michael White).  He also served as technical consultant on the film Decoding Annie Parker. Kevin is a co-author with Jim Watson of DNA: The Story of the Genetics Revolution (to be published in 2017).  Kevin is the founding editor of Nature Genetics and was also Editor-in-Chief of Cell Press in 2000-01. He holds an MA in biochemistry and a PhD in molecular genetics. He held postdoctoral fellowships at MIT and Harvard Medical School before joining the editorial staff of Nature in 1990.

Seth Denbo, Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives, 
American Historical Association Seth Denbo

Seth oversees the publication department of the AHA and is working to develop innovative digital projects to enhance the organization’s mission. He earned his PhD from the University of Warwick and is a cultural historian of 18th-century Britain. He has taught British history in universities in both the United States and the United Kingdom. He has also worked on digital projects at Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at UMD and the Department for Digital Humanities at King’s College London. Over the past 10 years, Seth has participated actively in the development of innovative digital tools and methods for historical scholarship. Drawing on his experience as a teacher and researcher he played a key role in several international projects that expanded capacity for digital scholarship in the humanities. He also conceived and organized an ongoing seminar in digital history at the Institute of Historical Research in London that has been at the forefront of fostering innovation in the use of digital tools and methods for the study of history.

John Inglis, Cold Spring Harbor Press, Co-founder of bioRxiv John Inglis

Dr. John Inglis is the co-founder of bioRxiv, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s preprint service for the life sciences. He is also the founding Executive Director and Publisher of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press in New York, a not-for-profit publisher of journals, books, and online media in molecular and cellular biology. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh Medical School with a Ph.D. in immunology and was previously Assistant Editor of The Lancet, founding editor of Trends in Immunology, and managing editor of other Trends journals.

Karen KingAmerican Society for Nutrition Karen King

Karen King has worked in the field of scholarly publishing for over twenty years. She is currently Vice President for Publications and Membership Services for the American Society for Nutrition (ASN). During her time with ASN she guided the publications department through many years of growth and technological advancement including the adoption of electronic publishing with the launch of three online journals and the transition to online manuscript submission and review processes. In addition to member retention and acquisition activities, Karen oversees all aspects of the society’s publishing program including editorial and production processes, business management, subscriptions management, marketing and business and product development. She is responsible for implementing strategy for society publishing activities that include the journals, periodicals, books, foreign editions, advertising, supplements, reprints, marketing and licensing arrangements. An active participant in the scholarly publishing community, Karen is currently a member of the ALPSP North American Chapter Steering Group.

Alix Vance, CEO and Executive Director, GeoScienceWorld Alexandra Vance

Alexandra (Alix) Vance is CEO and Executive Director of GeoScienceWorld, a digital platform for peer-reviewed, scholarly and professional research in the earth sciences. She has been President of Architrave Consulting, COO at The Center for Education Reform, Executive Director of Reference Publishing at CQ Press/SAGE, and Vice President of Business Development at Ebook Library. She serves on HighWire's Publisher Advisory Council. She is a past member of the ALPSP North American Steering Committee and the Editorial Board of Learned Publishing and has been a member of the Board of Directors of The Society for Scholarly Publishing and author for The Scholarly Kitchen.

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This webinar is produced by ALPSP with support from Copyright Clearance Center


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