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2020 Virtual Seminar: New Directions in Scholarly Publishing

New Directions in Scholarly Publishing: Community, Collaboration, and Crisis




10:00 am – 4:00 pm EDT September 30, 2020
10:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT October 1, 2020

The 2020 SSP New Directions Seminar in Scholarly Publishing will explore important new ways in which publishers and industry leaders can continue to support academic peer-reviewed research and the entire academic publishing ecosystem, especially in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. 

Scholarly publishing directly influences continued academic research, research funding, the validation of critical research, and the careers of academic researchers as we navigate a new normal. This seminar will present dynamic panel discussions, fireside chats, influential keynote speakers and more, with a focus on new ways to develop and support researchers and their institutions around the world. 

Dynamic and interactive sessions will allow for lively discussion and debate surrounding some of the most talked-about enterprises in the field—from the emerging use and policing of preprints, to the changing ways academic publishing is accomplished after a global pandemic forces us all to shift gears. 

The seminar will be an essential resource for all levels of academic publishing professionals, librarians, researchers, academicians, industry leaders, and corporate-level executives that work within the academic publishing arena, and will provide a necessary platform of solidarity as we move forward together to define and develop important new directions in scholarly publishing.   

Seminar Program to be Announced

Day 1 – Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Day 2 – Thursday, October 1, 2020



Early registration deadline is August 31, 2020

Individual Registration (Single viewer via single login) $199 $250 $225 $275
Librarian/Student/Researcher/Funder Registration (Single viewer via single login) $120 $140 $135 $160
Group Registration - Single location, unlimited viewers via single login. All viewers must be the same physical location) $699 $825 $850 $1,000
Discounted Bulk Registration Packages MEMBER NON-MEMBER
Provide the name and email address for each user. Each user will have their own log in credentials and will receive a separate confirmation email after we process your order. EARLY REGULAR EARLY REGULAR
5-9 Viewers - Multiple Locations $900 $1,000 $1,100 $1,250
10-19 Viewers - Multiple Locations $1,700 $1,900 $2,100 $2,300
20-40 Viewers - Multiple Locations $3,000 $3,400 $3,700 $4,100
If you need to register more than 40 users, please contact for custom pricing.


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Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact Christina DeRose at

Event cancellation policy: 

Cancellations received in writing two weeks before the event will be issued a refund less a $30 processing fee. No refunds will be processed for cancellations less than two weeks before the event. SSP encourages you to send a substitute in your place if you cannot attend. SSP reserves the right to cancel any program or session. In the unlikely event of cancellations, SSP will refund registration fees, but is not responsible for any costs, damages, or other expenses of any kind, including and without limitation, transportation and/or hotel costs incurred by registrant. Speakers are subject to change without notice.


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9/30/2020 - 10/1/2020

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