Session 3C - Virtual Meeting Session

Reimagining Research
How the Traditional Academic Publishing System will Change to Accommodate and Disseminate Massive Research Output from the Emerging World

The rapid growth of research from developing countries (easily outpacing Western output) presents challenges and opportunities for everyone in the scholarly communication chain – from authors through publishers and service providers, to readers and academia. What are we doing to be more inclusive whilst retaining the highest standards and value to the academic community? This panel represents publishers, journal editors, databases and citation indexes and each will explain how they respond to the large volume of research coming from these regions and what (they think) the future holds. The panel will include: perspectives and tips from publishers who have launched businesses in emerging markets; the dilemmas of citation indexing created by journals, conferences and books published in these (relatively) new markets; how editors are responding to influx from new author groups. We expect lively debate on this hot topic raised at the end of last year's SSP conference.

Moderator

Philip Purnell, Knowledge E
"Philip J. Purnell graduated from the Institute of Psychiatry, at King’s College London and then went on to hold a research post at the Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich, Germany and subsequently in the pharmaceutical industry with AstraZeneca, UCB and the Angelini Group. Philip also spent several years at Thomson Reuters where he advised universities, research institutes, governments and funding bodies across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America on strategies to improve their research output, citation impact and ranking performance. He has also studied the underlying publication and citation data used in bibliometric studies and university rankings that he has communicated through workshops, lectures and publications in more than 20 countries. As Director of Services at Knowledge E, Philip has spoken as a plenary lecturer on the topic of research evlaution especially in the field of bibliometrics, and has published articles in peer reviewed journals on topics including book citations, regional research networks and the influence of language on research impact. Twitter Handle: @PhilipPurnell

Speakers

Pippa Smart, ALPSP
Pippa Smart is Editor-in-Chief of Learned Publishing, the ALPSP journal, President-Elect of the European Association of Science Editors and an independent research communication and publishing consultant. She previously worked for Blackwell Science, CABI, CUP, and spent 5 years working with publishers and editors in developing countries whilst at INASP. She now provides training and consultancy services for a wide range of publishers and editorial groups across the world. She is also a non-executive Director of Practical Action Publishing, the publishing arm of the charity, Practical Action. Twitter Handle: @LearnedPublish
Marian Hollingsworth, Clarivate Analytics
Marian Hollingsworth, Director of Publisher Relations at Clarivate Analytics, works closely with scholarly publishers concerning the selection and inclusion of content in Web of Science. Previously, Marian served as Assistant Director at NFAIS (National Federation of Advanced Information Services). She spent the first half of her career working in academic, corporate, and public libraries. Marian is an active SSP member, having served on the SSP Board of Directors, as well as Co-Chair of the Education Committee for several years. She currently sits on the NISO Board. Twitter Handle: @mhhollingsworth
Duncan MacRae, Wolters Kluwer Health
Duncan MacRae currently serves as the Director, Open Access, Editorial for Wolters Kluwer. In this role, Duncan oversees the development and implementation of editorial policies for Wolters Kluwer and Medknow open access publications. Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer in 2013, Duncan served as Managing Editor for Neurosurgery, the official publication of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, as Senior Manager, Editorial Operations for PriMed, a leading provider of continuing medical education, and Managing Editor for Brain Pathology, the official publication of the International Society of Neuropathology.
Philip Purnell, Knowledge E
"Philip J. Purnell graduated from the Institute of Psychiatry, at King’s College London and then went on to hold a research post at the Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich, Germany and subsequently in the pharmaceutical industry with AstraZeneca, UCB and the Angelini Group. Philip also spent several years at Thomson Reuters where he advised universities, research institutes, governments and funding bodies across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America on strategies to improve their research output, citation impact and ranking performance. He has also studied the underlying publication and citation data used in bibliometric studies and university rankings that he has communicated through workshops, lectures and publications in more than 20 countries. As Director of Services at Knowledge E, Philip has spoken as a plenary lecturer on the topic of research evlaution especially in the field of bibliometrics, and has published articles in peer reviewed journals on topics including book citations, regional research networks and the influence of language on research impact. Twitter Handle: @PhilipPurnell