Opening Keynote Speaker:
Trump and Science: A user’s guide
The U.S. science community struggled to find its voice during the first year of the Trump administration. And 2018 promises to be equally challenging. Some thoughts on the current climate in Washington for policies affecting academic research, STEM education, and the scientific workforce.
Jeffrey Mervis, Senior Correspondent, Science magazine
A Tale of Two Continents – Open Access in Europe and the US
Global is the marketing buzzword of the decade. However, one size does not necessarily fit all. Can a global publisher who may have one Open Access strategy adapt to differences in the markets they serve, funding availability, mandates imposed, and cultures of their customers? The speed with which countries in Europe and the United States are moving toward Open Access varies greatly. And coupled with different funding bodies and funding mandates as well as different attitudes about Open Access, how can publishers be responsive to all?
Offering a high-level discussion of open access, this session will examine differences publishers face regarding laws and cultural opinions concerning open access in Europe and the US. The session will also speculate on how Brexit, upcoming mandates, and how new cuts to US government research funding will affect open access on a global scale.
Laurie Kaplan, Sr. Project Manager, ProQuest
Amanda Myrkalo, Marketing Associate | Authors and Researchers, Taylor & Francis Group
Rachel Burley, Publishing Director, BMC, Springer Nature
Amanda B. Click, Business Librarian, American University
Richard Wilder, Associate General Counsel, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
(Dinner on Your Own)
Rise of the Machines!
Machine learning is the next frontier of scholarly research. As companies and researchers aim to make use of big data and scholarly content, publishers and other entities are looking for ways to leverage technology. Machine learning and AI technology aims to move beyond simple searching of scholarly literature to processes that yield reliable answers and surprising insights. This panel discussion will address the potential of these technologies to change scholarly publishing. Does our traditional understanding of copyright and subscriptions need to grow to allow for these innovations? Participants will discuss the infrastructure and collaborations that are required to reach the full potential of this new frontier.
Matt Giampoala, Executive Publisher, Elsevier
Marius Doornenbal, Chief NLP Scientist, Elsevier
Roy Kaufman, Managing Director, New Ventures, Copyright Clearance Center
Robert Munro, VP, Machine Learning, CrowdFlower
Steve Nathan, Parity Computing
PSP Business Meeting (PSP Member Companies Only)
PSP Budget, Goals, and Plans for FY 2018–2019
Presentation of New Executive Council Chair & Officers for 2018-2019
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Using Big Data to Drive Scientific Advancement: The Technology, the Analytics and the Promise Behind the Fourth Paradigm of Scientific Discovery
Big Data has been a hot topic in scientific discovery for several years now. With computational advances, storage capacity increases, and ever increasing ways to gather data, the novel discoveries and possibilities of using big data for scientific research are constantly expanding. Taking that data and transforming it into knowledge is at the core of science and data science in particular. This session will explore some of the scientific advances being driven by data science, as well as the impacts on communicating that scholarly research. The scientific community has quickly lined up behind data citation principles, data sharing practices, and the notions of FAIR (Findable, Accessible Interoperable and Reusable) data sharing practices. Topics the panel will share information on including looking at how researchers are transforming their work using research data, and analytical tools, as well as how scholarly publishers might need to adjust their publication practices to incorporate and facilitate this expanding network of data sharing and reuse.
Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO
Philip E. Bourne, Ph.D., FACMI, Stephenson Chair of Data Science, Director, Data Science Institute, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia
Peter Arthur Fox, Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Anita de Waard, Vice President, Research Data Collaborations, Elsevier
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Moving Circulation to Before Publication: Perspectives on Preprint Services from the Long-Established to the Newly-Created Repository Leaders
From the beginning of publishing, authors have circulated early drafts of papers among colleagues for feedback before formally submitting for peer review and possible publication in a reputable title. The rise of preprint servers are making platforms available to formalize this process and open it to the public. These platforms have grown in number, size, and scope in recent years, expanding coverage from a few disciplines to an increasing number of fields. The growth of preprint servers into different domains is beginning to impact the traditional publication process. This session will examine these trends. The session’s speakers will first introduce their respective repositories, their missions, and their organizational context. Afterwards, a panel discussion will address the mission, the goals, and business models that support repositories in the community. The conversation will also touch on the overall impact of preprints on scholarly communication and the future of publishing.
Colin McAteer, Manager, Journals, ASME
Gregg Gordon, Managing Director, SSRN
John R. Inglis, Co-founder, bioRxiv and medRxiv, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Oya Y. Rieger, Associate University Librarian, Scholarly Resources & Preservation Services, arXiv Program Director, Cornell University Library
PROSE Awards Luncheon(Tweet live at the luncheon #PROSEAwards)
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The Three R’s:
The “reproducibility crisis” is a subject that has received considerable attention in the academic publishing world as well as in wider media. The findings of those digging into the issue are staggering and the headlines provocative (from John Ioannidis’. “Why Most Published Research Findings Are False” to the Open Science Collaboration’s “Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science”. While there is debate among researchers and academic as to how serious or extensive the situation is, a number of organizations and editors have turned their attention to addressing the issue through standards and structures in the collection and reporting of study data in journal articles.
Ann Gabriel, Vice President, Academic & Research Relations, Elsevier
Courtney Soderberg, Statistician and Methodologist, Training Team Lead, Center for Open Science
Todd Toler, Vice President, Digital Product Management, Research, John Wiley & Sons
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What Can Small and Non-Profit Publishers Do to Stay Competitive?
Almost every day we hear of new online services for authors being developed or acquired by large commercial publishers. How can a small non-profit publisher expect to compete with those technology challenges and remain an attractive option for authors and other stakeholders?
This session will offer insights and examples of niche publishers who have succeeded in remaining competitive by focusing on their strengths and the qualities that make a smaller, mission-driven publisher more desirable for many authors and other community stakeholders.
Sharon Lensky, Manager, Technical Support, American Physical Society
Mary Grace Stefanchik, Manager, Publications Development, ASME Press
Angela Cochran, Associate Publisher and Journals Director, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Mark Doyle, Chief Information Officer, American Physical Society
Wayne Manos, Director, Product Development and Marketing, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
Diversity in PSP Publishing Organizations
Diversity is an opportunity for the scholarly publishing community. The horizontal landscape of ideas, research, people, cultures, and best practices can only enhance a publisher’s ability to be innovative and productive. Join us as our panel, representing a variety of different organizations, will explore these concepts and much more as we will learn that diversity is good for business.
Christopher Kenneally, Copyright Clearance Center Clearance Center
Mandy Hill, Managing Director, Academic Publishing, Cambridge University Press
Sonya T. Smith, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Howard University
Vicky Williams, CEO, Emerald Publishing
(Dinner on Your Own)
RA21: Improving Access to Scholarly Resources, From Anywhere, on Any Device
One year following the formation of Resource Access for the 21st Century (RA21), the joint STM and NISO initiative, the RA21 task force will report on its efforts to align and simplify pathways to subscribed content across participating scientific platforms. The primary objective of the initiative is to improve the user experience when accessing scholarly content by offering seamless, non-traditional authentication means that are not dependent on workflow or location. This session will explore the benefits offered by anonymous forms of authentication that enhance security, permit customizations, and enable the collection of accurate usage analytics from both the library and publisher perspectives. The issues of accessibility, privacy, and security are addressed through three multi-stakeholder pilot projects which will be showcased during the session. Feedback from user surveys and early recommendations emerging from the three pilot results will be shared. Results are being collected now and focus on guidance around the user experience as well as best practices for the security and privacy of user data. The final results of this project will be a set of best practice guidelines based on the real-world experienced developed through the pilots.
Ann Gabriel, VP Academic & Research Relations, Elsevier
Ralph Youngen, Director of Publishing Systems Integration, American Chemical Society
Common Denominators: Data Driven Decision Making in Research and Scholarly Communication
Successful planning and execution of programs and services requires effective use of analytics on a regular basis to keep strategies current. Data-driven decision making is not just about yearly strategic planning or allowing review of the past. More importantly, data should be used to predict and shape your future direction and decisions.
Decision making in scholarly communication crosses several key stakeholder groups, each with the common goal of assisting and accelerating discovery and application: scholarly publishers, research leaders, practitioners, and librarians all use data to drive decisions and support communities. The advent of big data applications sees a convergence of interests across these groups: publishers using data to develop products and services to support research and collaboration, researchers and practitioners demanding and using data to determine their next project or decide what direction to take, and librarians rapidly evolving to not only provide content, but to create platforms, curate data, and assist researchers with their publication choices. All parties are interested in using data to better understand the user groups they serve and to make better decisions.
In this session, we will discuss how data analytics are being used to drive decisions and inform the research process across these key stakeholder groups. In addition, we will provide specific examples of data and tools that have helped to highlight emerging trends and changing roles in the scholarly information and communication industry.
Ann Michael, CEO and Founder, Delta Think
Kris Bishop, Associate Director, Publishing, Science/AAAS
Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski, Vice President, Research Intelligence, Global Strategic Networks, Elsevier
Rebecca Ross. Marketing & Communications Manager, Canadian Science Publishing
The 6th Edition of The Innovators will show case the latest and best new comers and change agents to the scholarly publishing industry. Join us as we will have four presenters that will provide you with a TedTalk like presentation about their product, application or service and how they think it will positively affect the industry. Each year The Innovators panel receives high marks for the quality of the companies and presenters.
Darrell W. Gunter, Chief Commercial Officer, Gadget Software
Pierre Montagano, Director of Business Development, Code Ocean
Michelle Sereno, Product Manager, Gadget Software
Virginie Simon, CEO & Co-Founder, MyScienceWork
Tibor Tscheke, Chief Strategy Officer, ScienceOpen