Transformation, Trust, and Transparency
The pace of change in our industry continues unabated, with seismic shifts in areas such as the dissemination of research, business models, and the nature of the workplace. And yet, while pressure for change has become the new normal, fundamental change has proved more elusive. We invite you to join us in highlighting the Trust and Transparency issues that underlie many of the challenges we face and exploring what it takes to create more meaningful Transformation in scholarly publishing.
As always, the SSP community continues to focus on bringing together academics, funders, librarians, publishers, service providers, technologists, and countless others with a communal interest and stake in disseminating scholarly information. We look to the 45th Annual Meeting as an opportunity to continue this tradition and welcome all colleagues and community stakeholders, old and new.
We have identified a number of topics we think attendees will find of high interest. When you submit your proposal, you’ll be asked to select the topic most closely aligned with your proposed session.
Tools & Technology: The world of scholarly communication will always rely heavily on technology. Session proposals focused on the latest developments in the tools and infrastructure underlying the sharing of scholarship are encouraged.
New & Novel: Has your organization embraced a new concept or process, developed a new product, implemented a novel initiative? Understanding how these ideas were encouraged, envisioned, and implemented are of specific interest.
Trust: Matters of trust are a primary concern in the scholarly community, whether it be engendering trust, exhibiting trust, encouraging trust, and beyond, this area deserves special focus this year. We aim to focus on sessions that focus on the need for trust and spark discussion and debate around this topic.
Cultural Transformation: Traditional working practices are increasingly out of touch with the many pressing issues facing our industry, including addressing a lack of diversity; the need to examine equity, inclusion, and accessibility; adjusting to remote first working environments; and the generational shift arising from changing expectations in our communities. How is your organization transforming to address these shifts and what advice do you have for others hoping to address these shifts themselves?
Publishing Models: The sharing of research content is at the heart of our community. We continue to see the evolution around content distribution and dissemination, and value the experiences and thoughts of colleagues in exploring varying models.
External Drivers: Outside influences will always be a driver, whether predicted or unexpected. Session proposals designed to help attendees plan for the next external driver and develop creative solutions to incorporate these resulting changes into our strategies and workflows are especially encouraged.
Not seeing your topic listed? Don’t despair. We are open to ideas for additional topics, including business models, career advice, change management, editorial and production issues, global challenges, librarian-focused sessions, networking, sales and marketing, professional development, society publishers, sustainability, university presses, and more. And if you’re still not sure, note that your ideas for topic areas are always welcome!
Submission Process for 2023
SSP is using Ex Ordo for abstract submissions. A big and sincere THANK YOU to Ex Ordo 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.