2021 Virtual Seminar: New Directions in Scholarly Publishing


How to Move Fast and Not Break Things: Balancing High-Speed Outputs at the Risk of Slamming on the Brakes

9:30 am – 2:30 pm EDT October 6, 2021
9:30 am – 1:30 pm EDT October 7, 2021

SSP’s 2021 New Directions Seminar will a deep dive into the breakneck speed in which our industry is currently transitioning, transforming, and evolving, while also recognizing and highlighting the limits (and uncomfortable consequences) of moving too quickly.  

Topics covered in the seminar include new pressures on scholarship and science communication in a post-Covid world; new Open Access and funding models; the drive toward diversity and inclusion in workplaces and publications; the surge in preprints and the demand for accelerated publishing workflows; emerging metrics of impact; and the latest—and truly exciting—developments in tools, techniques, and technology that drive our industry forward. Speakers will examine these issues through the lens of the “need for speed” and how to find the right cadence or risk slamming on the breaks.

Join us as we explore how we can respond quickly to changing conditions within the scholarly publishing industry and community, and work towards reaching a universal speed—hopefully, without breaking things.

Seminar Program

Day 1 – Wednesday, October 6, 2021


9:30 am – 9:45 am EDT
Introduction: Reaching a Universal Speed Together

9:45 am – 10:45 am EDT
A Whole New World: Scholarship Under Fire 

10:45 am - 11:00 am EDT

11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Preprints and New Content

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT 

1:00 pm EDT - 2:30 pm EDT 
New Directions in Open Access


Day 2 – Thursday, October 7, 2021


9:30 am EDT - 10:30 am EDT
Keynote Address: New Directions in Funders and Funding 

10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT 
What’s the Issue? New Models and Metrics for Impact

11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT 

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT 
New Directions in Tools for Discoverability, Findability, Shareability, and Impact 


Early registration deadline is Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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
Low/Middle Income Country Registration (as classified by World Bank) $80 $100 $90 $110
Discounted Bulk Registration Packages MEMBER NON-MEMBER
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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 [email protected] for custom pricing.

Residents of countries classified as low, lower middle, or upper middle on the World Bank List of Economies quality for a discounted registration rate.  Select the Individual Registration type and the discount is applied to registrations for attendees residing in any country that is not classified “high income.” Discounts cannot be combined with organization group discounts. 

Event Sponsors: 

Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact Christina DeRose at [email protected].

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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10/6/2021 - 10/7/2021

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