Emerging Trends in Scholarly Publishing™ Seminar

2014 Program

Learn, Engage, Adapt! Knowledge is Power for the Everyday Superhero

April 24, 2014 | Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
The registration fee includes all program materials, breakfast, and lunch.

8:30–9:00 am


Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00–9:15 am


Opening Remarks

9:15–10:45 am


Session 1: The Wide Angle View on Public Access


In 2013, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a memorandum mandating public access to federally funded research. In response, several proposals have been put forward that provide a path forward to achieve this goal. Although the final composition is not clear, we can get a better view by stepping back to see the big picture through a wide-angle lens. We’ll start the day with a panorama of the current OSTP policy and its implications, followed by updates on CHORUS and SHARE from the publisher and librarian perspectives.


Fred Dylla, Executive Director and CEO, American Institute of Physics
Howard Ratner, Executive Director, CHORUS
Julia Blixrud, Assistant Executive Director, Scholarly Communication, Association of Research Libraries

10:45–11:00 am



11:00–12:00 pm


Session 2: Roundtable Discussions


A popular and regular feature of the seminar, the roundtable discussions create an opportunity for in-depth conversation with colleagues in an informal setting. Participants can choose from one of twelve topics in each of two 25-minute discussion periods moderated by an expert in the field.

Topics and Moderators:

Integrating ORCID into Journal and Publisher Workflows
Laure Haak, Executive Director, ORCID

Changes and Trends in Copyright
Michael Carroll, Director, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property; Board Member, Creative Commons

How to Start Up an Open Access Journal
Darla Henderson, Assistant Director, Open Access Programs, American Chemical Society

Teaching Authors to Communicate Their Research to the Public
Sue Silver, Editor in Chief, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

Social Media as a Way to Drive Users to Content
Matthew J. Price, Director of Membership & Social Media Marketing, Society of Toxicology

Problem-Solving APCs
Lyndon Holmes, President, Aries Systems

Author Misconduct: Policies, Procedures, and Prevention
Christina Bennett, Publications Ethics Manager, American Physiological Society

Managing Chinese Papers and Authors
Jing Duan, Managing Editor, Acta Sinica Ecologica

What Do Authors Need from Publishers?
Melinda Kenneway, Director, TBI Communications; Co-Founder, Kudos

Best Practices for Contributor Roles and Authorship
Diane Scott-Lichter, VP, Publishing, American College of Physicians

The Print to Digital-Only Transition
Mark Leader, Publications Director, American Society of Cell Biology; DORA

Reducing Time to Publish
Caitlin Meadows, Publishing Services Director, Charlesworth Group

Copyright and Open Access
Bill Cook, Publishing Consultant, Cook Consulting

Marketing to Libraries
Lorraine Haricombe, Dean of Libraries, Watson Library, University of Kansas

12:00–1:00 pm


Networking Lunch



Session 3: Double Exposure: The Present and Future of Publishing



Overlaying two images in one frame is a great way to demonstrate the passage of time and its effect. Although no one can predict the future, we can consider some likely outcomes based on where the industry is today. Eric Newman will provide a view of the current landscape of medical and scholarly publishing, drawing upon his research at Simba Information. Dan Strempel will give us a snapshot of what we might expect to see on the horizon.



Eric Newman, Independent Publishing Consultant; Senior Analyst, Simba Information
Dan Strempel, Senior Analyst/Editor, Business and Professional Group, Simba Information

2:00–3:00 pm


Session 4: Focal Point: Technologies to Watch



In this session, our attention will converge on the exciting possibilities of web annotation and text and data mining. Hypothes.is is an open platform for the collaborative evaluation of online research, combining sentence-level critique with community peer review. ChemSpider, a compound-centric platform linking over 30 million chemical compounds, is being utilized by the Royal Society of Chemistry to mine and data-enable its archive of publications and facilitate scientific discovery.



Peter Brantley, Director of Scholarly Communication, Hypothes.is
Antony Williams, VP of Strategic Development, Royal Society of Chemistry; Founder, ChemSpider

3:00–3:15 pm



3:15–4:45 pm


Session 5: Zoom In on Alternative Metrics



We will end the day by getting out the telephoto lens to capture the fine details of alternative metrics. While the movement calling for new ways to measure research impact continues to grow, the issues of gaming, marketing, and relevance are debated by advocates and detractors. Meanwhile new services are being launched to support the needs of researchers, academics, and publishers. David Crotty will offer his assessment and moderate a panel discussion that includes the perspectives of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) and two innovative start-ups.


David Crotty, Senior Editor, Journal Publishing Program, Oxford University Press; Executive Editor, Scholarly Kitchen blog

Mark Leader, Publications Director, American Society for Cell Biology; DORA       
Andrea Michalek, Co-Founder, Plum Analytics
Melinda Kenneway, Director, TBI Communications; Co-Founder, Kudos

4:45–4:50 pm


Closing Remarks