2023 TSK Webinar | The Scholarly Kitchen—Current Trends


The Scholarly Kitchen—AI Efficiencies to Optimize Workflow from Submission to Publication: 3 Case Studies

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
11:00 am–12:00 pm EDT

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This webinar will address how AI can impact publishing workflows by presenting three case studies.

AI Tools to Improve Editor Efficiency

Content Classification/Bundling Building

Collections & Special Issues  


Avi Staiman, Academic Language Experts
Avi Staiman is the founder and CEO of Academic Language Experts, an author services company dedicated to leveling the research playing field for ESL scholars. He is also the co-founder of SciWriter.ai, the first co-pilot that helps researchers supercharge their writing with responsible AI. Avi is involved in the scholarly publication community as a chef at Scholarly Kitchen, co-host of the New Books Network ‘Scholarly Communication’ Podcast, and as a reviewer for Wiley’s Learned Publishing journal. Avi is a thought leader on AI tools for research, bridging the gap between publishers and authors and how to support and empower ESL researchers. He is a core member of CANGARU, where he represents EASE in creating legislation and policy for the responsible use of AI in research. He has been a guest lecturer at NYU’s Master’s Program in Translation & Interpreting and the University of Tokyo. His essays have appeared in the Cambridge University Press Blog, The Scholarly Kitchen, Multilingual, and Times Higher Education.





Julia Kostova, Director of Publishing, Frontiers
Julia Kostova, PhD, is Director of Publishing and head of the US division at Frontiers, the 3rd?most cited and 6th?largest scholarly publisher in the world. In this role, Dr Kostova leads Frontiers’ strategy in the US with the mission of making science open, accessible, and trustworthy, supporting researchers, authors, and institutions in this transition. In her role, she is also actively engaged in science and technology policy, advocating for support for sustainable open science and investment to build trust in science. With Frontiers being a pioneer in AI in the scholarly publishing industry, Dr Kostova has spoken at leading forums and events about the myriads of ways in which this technology will transform the knowledge landscape. A 20-year veteran of the publishing industry, Dr Kostova has worked at leading publishing houses like Wiley’s Global Research Division and Oxford University Press. Dr Kostova is a strong advocate of cultivating and mentoring women executives and leaders, having held a fellowship at Women in Power at 92Y in New York City. She holds a PhD in French literature from Rutgers University, and has taught at Columbia and Rutgers Universities for over a decade.




Sarah Taylor, Vice President of Artificial Intelligence, Springer Nature Group
Sarah Taylor has a unique career trajectory, transitioning from PhD scientist to business executive. Since leaving academia 13 years ago, she's played a pivotal role in the growth and leadership of Research Square’s AJE Author Services and Research Square Preprint Platform, most recently serving as Research Square’s Chief Operating Officer. Her tenure at Research Square involved significant contributions to strategic and operational aspects of the company, including the introduction of AI Machine Learning technologies over seven years ago to automate product delivery processes.
Following Research Square's acquisition by Springer Nature in 2022, Sarah assumed the role of Vice President, AI Products. In this capacity, she's responsible for driving AI innovation, particularly through Curie, a digital writing assistant for researchers, which offers AI tools Sarah led and integrated across Research Square.


Dustin Smith, Co-Founder & President, Hum


Hong Zhou, Director of Intelligent Service Group, Wiley Partner Solutions
Hong leads the Intelligent Services Group in Wiley Partner Solution, which designs, develops and promotes intelligent services/products to enable automated, intelligent, and efficient research and publishing journeys by leveraging AI, big data, and cloud technologies. He also established and heads AI R&D Team, which designs award-winning AI-based solutions and next-generation information discovery systems for scholarly research. His personal research passion is supporting publishers’ success in their transition to Open Access and Open Science and helping global researchers know more, do more, and achieve more. Before joining Atypon in January 2017, Hong applied machine learning algorithms for the insurance industry as the CTO of Digital Fineprint served as a senior software engineer and development manager at Schlumberger, and developed racing games for the British video game developer Eutechnyx. Hong holds a Ph.D. in 3D modeling with artificial intelligence algorithms from Aberystwyth University in Wales, an MBA in Digital Transformation and strategy from the University of Oxford, a master’s degree in computer science from The University of Sheffield, and certifications in AI and Cloud from Stanford University and Google. As well as serving as a distinguished expert in the National Key Laboratory of Knowledge Mining and Service for Medical Journals in China, Hong is widely published on computer science and AI topics and presents regularly at prominent industry events. He was recently  named a Scholarly Kitchen chef.


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