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2020 Annual Meeting Sponsors


Diamond Level Sponsorship

Aries Systems Corporation

Aries Systems is committed to enhancing how publishers and scholars disseminate knowledge on a global scale. Aries’ cloud-based workflow solutions enable the submission, peer review, and production tracking of high-value documents, and are used by thousands of journals and hundreds of publishers worldwide. Publish faster, publish smarter, with Aries Systems.

Cenveo Publisher Services

Cenveo Publisher Services is the industry leader in editorial and production services for every stage of the content lifecycle. We are your source for intelligent automation, XML-early workflows, accessibility compliance, digital learning solutions and more. Discover the evolution of rapid publication with AI and machine learning on the Smart Suite® 3.0 publishing engine.


HighWire is a global provider of digital publishing solutions and platform expertise across all aspects of the publishing life cycle, including content management and hosting, e-commerce, analytics, access and identity management, manuscript submission and tracking. Born out of Stanford University, HighWire is backed by Stanford and private equity firm Accel-KKR, recently listed as the top founder-friendly investors for entrepreneurial partnership. This combination of deep digital understanding, academic expertise and strong financial backing makes HighWire the technology partner of choice for world-leading commercial and academic publishers. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.  

MPS Limited

MPS Limited is a leading global provider of platforms and content solutions for the digital publishing world. It’s two major platforms, THINK360 and DigiCore provide publishers with an end-to-end solution for content development, management and delivery.  Additional services include, usage analytics, LMS, gamification and app development.


TrendMD is used to show article recommendations within more than 5,000 sites used by academics, doctors and researchers in their day-to-day work, reaching more than 182 million monthly unique visitors.  Publishers in every scholarly discipline use TrendMD to increase site traffic, reach target audiences, and drive article impact.  


Platinum Level Sponsorship


Atypon’s publishing technologies get mission-critical content to the practitioners and researchers who need it most. Atypon’s publishing platform manages, markets, and monetizes any type of content publishers distribute. Our authoring, discovery, and access apps give researchers software for working productively. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Atypon has over 470 staff in 9 offices worldwide.

Cabells Scholarly Analytics

Cabells’ Journal Whitelist—an independent, curated database of more than 11,000 verified scholarly journals across 18 disciplines, backed by a suite of insightful metrics—and Journal Blacklist—the only searchable database of predatory journals, complete with detailed violation reports—provide academics with the intelligent data needed for empowered journal evaluations. 

Cadmore Media 

Cadmore Media offers an expert environment for organizations to publish scholarly, professional and technical information through streaming video and audio. Societies, IGOs and publishers use our platform and services to enrich their media content, provide an enhanced playback experience to their target audiences, and efficiently deliver materials to the right discovery channels.


As the leading independent platform provider for publishers who seek both advanced technology and a team dedicated to their strategy and service, Silverchair designs and builds websites and specialized interfaces to host and interact with scholarly content, and empowers publisher autonomy with a suite of user-friendly management tools.


Gold Level Sponsorship

3Play Media, Inc. 

3Play Media is a full-service video accessibility solution, offering closed captioning, transcription, and audio description to more than 2,500 customers in higher education, enterprise, entertainment, and government. 3Play delivers on quality, turnaround, and support, while simplifying video accessibility through flexible APIs, integrations, plugins, and a user-friendly online account system.


Sheridan is an integrated solutions partner to scholarly book and journal publishers, providing a single contact for scholarly publishing needs, from manuscript pre-edit to print to online hosting. Our publisher-focused services such as workflow systems integration, process automation, eCommerce platforms, online hosting, and an array of fulfillment solutions define us as innovative providers who deliver true efficiency. A CJK Group company, Sheridan serves the global publishing community with distribute-and-print partnerships and alliances around the world.


Silver Level Fellowship Sponsorship 

American Geophysical Union


Cabells Scholarly Analytics

Cabells Journal Whitelist—an independent, curated database of more than 11,000 scholarly journals across 18 disciplines, backed by a suite of powerful metrics—and Journal Blacklist—the only searchable database of fraudulent journals with detailed violation reports—provide academics with the intelligent data needed for empowered journal evaluations.

Impact Journals

Impact Journals has published open-access, peer-reviewed scholarly journals for over a decade. Each manuscript receives insightful peer-review, rapid publication after acceptance and post-publication promotion.



MDPI is an open access publisher that has supported open science through journals, conferences and other initiatives for more than two decades. Building links with communities and institutions is integral to their work.


Ringgold enables clients to trust & leverage their most important asset: information. Our Identify Database normalizes & enriches organizational information, which is the foundation of understanding customers, prospects, and individual affiliations. With more than 500K records, deep metadata, and expert curation, Identify is trusted by nearly 100 major publishers, societies & research organizations.


Industry Partner

Charleston Library Conference

The Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors of library materials in Charleston, SC, in November, to discuss issues of importance to them all. It is designed to be a collegial gathering of individuals from different areas who discuss the same issues in a non-threatening, friendly, and highly informal environment. Presidents of companies discuss and debate with library directors, acquisitions librarians, reference librarians, serials librarians, collection development librarians, and many, many others. 

Clarke & Esposito

Clarke & Esposito is a consulting agency supporting societies, university presses, libraries, and other professional and scholarly organizations involved in publishing and research communication. With our assistance, clients identify new publishing opportunities, target business strategies to increase growth, evaluate strategic partners, optimize publishing operations, and better understand the constituencies they serve. Follow us at


DCL provides data and content transformation services and solutions. Using the latest innovations in artificial intelligence, including machine learning and natural language processing, DCL helps publishers organize and structure data and content for modern technologies and platforms. With deep expertise across scholarly publishing, DCL uses technology and U.S.-based teams to solve complex conversion challenges securely, accurately, and on time.




Delta Think is a consultancy and market intelligence firm committed to innovation and growth in scholarly communications. We excel at market research, data analysis, business and product strategy, and technology assessment and selection. In 2017, we launched the Open Access Data & Analytics Tool (OA DAT), enabling publishers, librarians, and funders to track and assess the market impact of OA.

Frankfurter Buchmesse

Frankfurter Buchmesse is the international publishing industry’s biggest trade fair – with over 7,450 exhibitors from 104 countries, more than 300,000 visitors, over 4,000 events and around 10,000 accredited journalists and bloggers in attendance. It is the most important international marketplace for content and brings together key players from the fields of education, film, games, STM, academic publishing, and business information. Frankfurter Buchmesse is a subsidiary of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association.

Jack Farrell & Associates

Jack Farrell & Associates finds THE BEST talent in scholarly publishing. Founded in May 2006, the company recently completed its 580th hire. Since 2015 JFA’s retention rate on new hires exceeds 97%. We take pride in making the right match for client and candidate. Let’s Get Working!!


At Librios we build information management software. Librios is a software platform that allows clever configuration of proprietary tools and services. Supporting organizations ability to turn data and content into digital products and services, resulting in new revenue streams and insights. Tomorrow is driven by our customer’s data, ideas and ambitions. Go to and start your project today.


Scholastica is a web-based software platform with tools and services for every aspect of publishing academic journals — from peer review to typesetting to hosting. Our mission is to empower publishers to make quality research available more efficiently and affordably to facilitate a sustainable research future. Over 900 journals use Scholastica.


Media Sponsors

Research Information

Research Information is a global publication for the scholarly publishing community – read by publishers, librarians, information professionals, academic authors, and researchers. The ever-shifting sands of scholarly publishing provide a rich source of informed opinion and content within the magazine, which is published six times a year. 

Scope e-Knowledge Center 

Scope, an Spi Global company, is an award-winning provider of outsourced, cost-effective Content Enhancement Services, Data Management Services, Patent Analytics, and Business Research Services for clients globally. Scope fulfils customer needs by leveraging its experience and capabilities using in-house developed proprietary technology solutions and platforms.