May 23, 2022

Video: Society for Scholarly Publishing New Directions 2019 Seminar Sessions Now Available to View Online

From SSP:

The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) hosted our third annual New Directions seminar on October 2 and 3 at the 20F Conference Center in Washington DC earlier this year. With a record number of in-person as well as virtual attendees, the theme Scholarly Publishing Models “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” proved to be popular across a range of participants. Topics included some of the most talked-about enterprises in the field, from Plan S and OA2020 to new peer review models and preprint servers, spam journals, and mega journals.


All session content can be accessed by visiting the SSP Library. You can also search for a specific session by name or speaker.

Direct to Conference Program, Session Descriptions

Direct to Session Videos

Keynote: New Normal in Scholarly Publishing

Speaker: Rachel Burley, President, Research Square

New Directions in Open Access Business Models and Open Access Initiative

Moderator: Lauren Kane, CEO, Delta Think

Speakers: Sara Rouhi, Director of Strategic Partnerships, PLoS
Beth Craanen, Director of Publications, The Electrochemical Society
Kelley A. Squazzo, Director, Publisher Relations & Content Development, Project MUSE

Disrupting Peer Review

Moderator: Heather Staines, Head of Partnerships, MIT Knowledge Futures Project

Speakers: Jessica Polka, Executive Director, ASAPbio
Damian Pattinson, VP of Publishing Innovation, Research Square
David Mellor, Director of Policy Initiatives, Center for Open Science

Advancement and New Directions in Scholarly Indexing

Moderator: Scott Dineen, Senior Director, Publishing Production & Technology, The Optical Society of America

Speakers: Carl Leak, Life Sciences Librarian, George Mason University
Jesse Frantz, Research, Naval Research Laboratory and Topical Editor, Applied Optics
Adrian Stanley, Managing Director, Publishers, Digital Science and Past President, SSP

Mariana Boletta, Acting Executive Director, Web of Science, Clarivate Analytics

Current Disruptors in Academic Research: Scientific Misconduct, Spam Journals, and Mega Journals

Moderator: Elizabeth Lorbeer, Chair, Department of Medical Library, Western Michigan School of Medicine
Speakers: Tom Olijhoek, Editor-in-Chief, DOAJ
Ann Michael, Chief Digital Officer, PLoS and Past President, SSP
Dr. Stephen Gonsalves, Health Scientist Administrator, Office of Research Integrity

New Tools in Visibility and Findability of Research

Moderator: John Shaw, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, SAGE Publishing

Speakers: Neil Blair Christensen, Sales Director, Americas, UNSILO
Stephanie Garrett, CEO and Founder, podDB
Sean Rife, Director of Research,
Alex Wade, Group Technical Program Manager, Meta

Closing Panel from Scholarly Kitchen Chefs on The Future of Independent and Society Publishers

Moderator: Angela Cochran, Managing Director and Publisher, American Society of Civil Engineering and President, Society for Scholarly Publishing

Speakers: Karin Wulf, Executive Director, Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture
Judy Luther, President, Informed Strategies LLC
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction, University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.