2021 OnDemand Webinar: Small, But Mighty


2021 SSP OnDemand Webinar: Small, But Mighty: The Role of Societies and Smaller Presses in the Scholarly Publishing Environment 

Available OnDemand: Content access will be available for 6 months from time of registration. 

Scholarly publishing, like all other media, is dominated by a group of major players (many of which became major by purchasing smaller companies). This pre-recorded webinar explores how smaller presses and self-publishing professional societies compete for authors and audiences in this environment:

  • What advantages do they have? What are their major struggles?
  • How have technological changes and the shift to new publishing models, including open access models and transformative agreements, affected their business?
  • How do they evaluate when they should partner with other companies, and when they should go it alone?
  • Has social media helped smaller publishers to level the playing field? 

These and other questions are addressed by a panel of representatives from medical, technical, and humanities publishers.


David Myers, Senior Publisher, Wolters Kluwer
David Myers has worked in scholarly publishing for over 30 years and is currently  Senior Publisher at Wolters Kluwer, responsible for 15 medical journals. Previous positions include Manager of the Books Program at Amercian College of Physicians and Production Manager for books and journals at Current Science. David has also taught courses in book and journal publishing in Drexel University's Master's of Publication Management program.




Christine BattlePublisher/Vice President for Scientific Publications, American Association for Cancer Research
Prior to heading up Scientific Publications for the American Association for  Cancer Research (AACR), Christine worked on STM journals for two of the largest commercial publishers, Wolters Kluwer and Elsevier. At Elsevier, Christine oversaw a program that included approximately 140 journals—both proprietary and society owned—managed by 17 publishing professionals. In her current role at the AACR, she provides overall direction for the in-house publishing program, which publishes over 2,500 articles per year, to help keep the organization at the forefront of cancer research.




Kivmars H. Bowling, Publications Director, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Kivmars has over 18 years’ experience in scholarly publishing in the US, UK and Germany. As SIAM Publications Director he oversees a program of 18 journals as well as print books, e-books and proceedings. During his time at Wiley and Wolters Kluwer he managed and provided strategic direction for society journal partnerships in a variety of fields across healthcare, the social sciences and humanities. Particular areas of focus have included open access, institutional sales, publishing technologies, and production & editorial workflows. He sits on the CLOCKSS Board of Directors as Treasurer and also serves on the SSP Membership Committee, ALPSP North American Steering Committee, and the AAP Professional and Scholarly Publishing Committee. Fluent in German, Kivmars earned an MA (Oxon) in English and Modern Languages from the University of Oxford.


Mary Rose Muccie, Director, Temple University Press
Mary Rose Muccie has worked in scholarly publishing for over 30 years and has been Director of Temple University Press and Scholarly Communications Officer in Temple Libraries since June 2014. Before coming to Temple, she was the founding Director of the JSTOR Current Scholarship Program, Director of Project MUSE, and Publisher at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.  At Temple she oversees the Press’s publishing program, which produces 45 to 50 books annually as well as two journals, and launched robust open-access publishing services within the Libraries.   




The OnDemand Video Content Library is the “anywhere, anytime” source for scholarly communications professionals to learn about timely topics and recent developments in scholarly publishing. This asynchronous learning platform offers a variety of recorded video content that users can access when it’s convenient for them. Some content is free to view on the platform and is denoted by an open lock icon. Content access will be available for 6 months from time of registration.

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2/19/2021 - 2/19/2022
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