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Thursday 09 February 2017

Best Practices in Editor-in-Chief Recruitment


Date and time

Thursday 9 February 2017, online at 11:00 - 12:30 EST (New York) / 16:00 - 17:30 GMT (London) & 16:00-17:30 CEST (Europe)* 
*Please note: if you are unable to join the webinar on this date and time, you may register and receive a recording for viewing at a time to suit you.


An effective editor-in-chief (EIC) is critical to sustaining and enhancing a journal's performance. But recruiting, selecting, and coaching new EICs is not always straightforward, with a range of practical, ethical, (and political) factors to consider. This webinar, the first in a two part series focusing on editors-in-chief and editorial boards, will focus on the key steps to recruiting new EICs. Speakers will consider how to set up an appropriate search committee, maintain a realistic schedule, manage the search and nomination process, evaluate applicants, navigate sensitive issues, communicate with candidates and stakeholders, select the finalist, negotiate the editor agreement, and plan for the transition.  

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Cara Rivera, Managing Partner, KWF Consulting Cara Rivera
Cara Rivera (formerly Kaufman) is Managing Partner of KWF Consulting. Established in 2000, we are the largest management consultancy serving scholarly publishing, with a team of 20 accomplished consultants and the breadth and depth necessary to meet the rapidly evolving needs of our community. Our services include strategy and innovation, publishing and operations, RFPs and contracts, market research and intelligence, sales and marketing, and executive and editor recruiting. As a result of the care, collaborative spirit, and creativity with which each project is handled, we consistently discover opportunities, drive innovation, develop solutions and deliver success for our clients. Prior to the formation of KWF, Cara held executive positions at what is now Wolters Kluwer among other publishers and nonprofits. Cara earned a BA with Honors in English Literature from Carleton College and an MBA in Marketing and Marketing Research from DePaul University.

Jason Winkler, Publisher, Elsevier Jason Winkler
Jason Winkler is a Publisher for Elsevier within the Health & Medical Sciences, STM Journals division. In this role, he oversees a portfolio of journals in ophthalmology and pathology. Prior to joining Elsevier in 2015, Jason was Director of Strategic Business Development for the American Psychological Association (APA) in Washington, DC.  In this position, he oversaw the launch and acquisition of several scholarly journals.  In addition, he oversaw new product development, strategic market research, development of mobile applications, management of social media, and digital outreach to non-traditional customers.

Before joining the APA, Jason worked as a marketing specialist at the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.  Jason holds a BA degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut, and an MBA in Marketing and Strategy from the University of Maryland, College Park.

 Who should attend

Publishers, publications directors, managing editors, executive directors, publications committee chairs and journal editors will all benefit from attending this webinar.

Registration fees and booking

ALPSP Member US$ 60.00 per person
Non Member US$ 90.00 per person 

Click here to book (link to CCC registration page)

For more information

Please contact: Isabel Czech - (+1 215 627 0985)

This webinar is produced by ALPSP and the Copyright Clearance Center


Upcoming Dates for this event

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