Call for Posters for the SSP 42nd Annual Meeting

SSP is pleased to offer scholarly posters as a new category of Annual Meeting presentations for 2020. Submissions for poster proposals are being accepted via ScholarOne from now through January 31

What is the overall intent for a poster? 

Scholarly posters are used for the sharing of information in a concise presentation. Poster authors will stand alongside their posters during predetermined times (“poster sessions”) to discuss the information with interested attendees. Posters will also remain on display in a common area during the entire course of a meeting. 

Why posters for SSP?
The SSP Annual Meeting is an important source of information and networking for our industry, and we are pleased to expand the ways in which we can create discussions. Posters provide an avenue to share additional content with attendees, and can even lead to more in-depth and interactive exchanges of information than is possible in concurrent sessions. Posters can be a natural medium for content that may not be right for a concurrent session, whether due to narrow focus or competition for concurrent slots. They can also be a great option for presenter(s) who are interested in less-structured, often one-on-one conversations about their content. 

To fit in with our meeting theme of "Rethink, Reimagine, & Revolutionize the Future of Scholarly Communication," we welcome submissions describing unconventional thinking or innovation in publishing (including small publishers, university presses, or library publishing programs), whether in a product, service, or process, to solve a particular problem or challenge you've encountered. 

To further highlight this new content format, attendees will vote on their favorites for Best Content, Best Design, and Best All-Around

How do I submit a poster proposal? 
You do not need to have all the content finalized or the design completed when you submit your poster proposal. You just need your poster’s title, author(s), description, ideal audience, and topical area. Select “Poster Sessions” as your submission type on the ScholarOne site. 

Are there resources for most effectively designing and producing my poster? 

Yes! We will be sharing more information about that in the weeks ahead, including design tips, and Boston vendors who can produce paper or cloth posters. 

We recognize that electronic posters are gaining in popularity at meetings around the world. While this will not be available at the 2020 SSP Annual Meeting, it is something we may be able to consider for the future.  

Submission Process for 2020

SSP is once again using the ScholarOne abstract submission system for the collection of proposals. All proposals must be submitted through ScholarOne.  A big and sincere THANK YOU to Clarivate Analytics for their sponsorship of SSP’s proposal submission system.  


Note that there are four possible types of session proposals. Submitters must select their session type at the beginning of the submission process for each proposal. You are permitted to submit more than one proposal of one or more types. 

For a more detailed set of submission guidelines, please click here.  Thank you very much for your interest in participating in the 2020 SSP Annual Meeting. We hope to see you in Boston! Again, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email

Cason Lynley and Yael Fitzpatrick
Annual Meeting Program Committee Co-Chairs


The use of ScholarOne Abstracts is made possible via a generous sponsorship by Clarivate Analytics.