September 24, 2021

Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) Releases Second Annual Professional Skills Map

From the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP):

The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) is pleased to announce the second annual edition of the Professional Skills Map. Many thanks to all who participated in the survey in late 2020! The Professional Skills Map is the first of its kind in the scholarly publishing space: Users at any career stage can discover roles across scholarly publishing and make direct comparisons about the necessary elements for success.

This powerful tool is designed for users to explore individually or with a mentor to identify necessary skills for a current or desired role. At the industry level, the map helps identify trends over time, showing which skills are emerging and increasingly in demand as the field of scholarly publishing evolves.

In late 2019, SSP decided to undertake the ambitious effort of surveying the wider scholarly publishing industry, reaching out to SSP members and others via email and social media about the professional skills needed and desired in their roles. Results of the first yearly survey and map are outlined here.

The mapping tool uses data from 265 individuals to draw correlations between respondents’ current roles and their self-reported areas of strength and desired development.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) 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 Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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