Closing Plenary

Keynote/Plenary Presentations
Dessert Course: The Scholarly Kitchen Chefs look back over 10 years

The Scholarly Kitchen Chefs will top off the 40th Anniversary Annual Meeting with a discussion between current, past, and guest chefs as well as inviting questions from conference attendees. The chefs will present findings from a 2018 survey of The Scholarly Kitchen's readers, delving into how well the Kitchen is meeting its original goals and whether those goals should be revisited. They will also look ahead to where trends they see emerging in scholarly publishing, picking up on major themes presented throughout the 2018 Annual meeting. 


Angela Cochran, American Society of Civil Engineers
Angela Cochran is the Associate Publisher and Journals Director at the American Society of Civil Engineers in Reston, Virginia. She is the Associate Editor and regular contributor to The Scholarly Kitchen and Past-president of the Council of Science Editors.


Tim Vines, Axios Review
Todd Carpenter, National Information Standards Organization
Alice Meadows, ORCiD
Alice is Director of Community Engagement and Support for ORCID, responsible for bringing together the why (communications and marketing for ORCID) with the what and the how (member and user support) through community engagement and outreach activities. She serves on the SSP Board, is Co-Chair of the 40th Anniversary Task Force and a member of the Diversity Task Force. Alice writes regularly for The Scholarly Kitchen and other industry blogs and publications, with a particular interest in gender and other diversity issues. She was the recipient of the 2016 ALPSP Award for Contribution to Scholarly Publishing. Twitter Handle - @alicejmeadows
Kent Anderson, RedLink
Kent R. Anderson is the CEO of RedLink and RedLink Network. He 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, editor, and designer. He has a BA in English and an MBA. Twitter Handle: @kanderson
David Crotty, Oxford University Press
David Crotty is the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversees journal policy and contributes to strategy across OUP’s journals program, drives technological innovation, and serves as an information officer. David previously managed a suite of research society-owned journals with OUP, and before that was the Executive Editor for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, creating and editing new science books and journals, along with serving as a journal Editor in Chief. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing. David has been elected to and serves on the Boards of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, the STM Association, CHOR Inc., and the AAP/PSP Executive Council. As the Executive Editor of the Scholarly Kitchen blog, David regularly writes about current issues in publishing.
Robert Harington, American Mathematical Society
Lisa Hinchliffe, U of IL - Urbana
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library and affiliate faculty in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As the 2010-11 ACRL President, she led the launch the ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Initiative. Lisa is currently Editor of Library Trends, a “chef” of The Scholarly Kitchen, and Chair of the IFLA Information Literacy Section. Other service includes positions in DLF, NISO, ARL, ALA, ILA, and LOEX. Lisa has consulted, presented, and published widely on the value of libraries, strategic planning, organizational innovation, emerging technologies, program evaluation, library assessment, privacy, inclusion and equity, information literacy, and teaching and learning. For more information – website:, Twitter: @lisalibrarian, and ORCID: 0000-0002-5129-4235. Twitter Handle: @lisalibrarian
Judy Luther, Informed Strategies
Judy Luther is President of Informed Strategies, a consultancy she created to provide a win/win for content creators and consumers. Her clients include societies, commercial publishers, vendors and innovators. Having worked in higher education, Judy’s knows the market from the inside out, which led to a career in institutional sales that included directing sales to universities and corporations for the citation indexes (owned now by Clarivate). Involved in new initiatives, Judy co-led the NISO Working Group that created SERU (Shared Electronic Resources Understanding) to shorten the sales cycle for publishers, and initiated the Juried Product Development Forums for the Charleston Conference. A Past President for the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), and a chef in the Scholarly Kitchen, she also serves on the editorial boards of UKSG Insight, Journal of Electronic Publishing, The Charleston Advisor, Against the Grain, and Learned Publishing. Judy has an Executive MBA (Emory University) and an MLS (Florida State University). Twitter Handle - @JudyLuther