The Society for Scholarly Publishing’s (SSP’s) Career Development Committee has launched a podcast series for early career publishing professionals. Co-hosted by Meredith Adinolfi (Cell Press) and Sara Grimme (Digital Science), the podcast series offers advice and discussion on how early career publishing professionals can add to their skill sets, develop networks, and take advantage of opportunities. The series presents interviews and insights from experienced professionals on how to navigate one’s career in a diverse and ever-changing landscape of scholarly communications.
Episode 9: Libraries in The Scholarly Communications Ecosystem
Our ninth episode of SSP's Early Career Development Podcast covers the basics of libraries- how they function, support research & scholarship, and interact with publishers within the scholarly communications ecosystem. Expert librarians Aysa Ekanger (UiT The Arctic University of Norway) and Willa Tavernier (Indiana University Bloomington) answer these questions by touching on open access, DEIA (diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility), and more.
Episode 8: Open Access, Part 2
This eighth episode of SSP’s Early Career Development Podcast is the second in a two-part series on open access (OA) publishing (see Part 1 here). In this section, Meredith Adinolfi (Cell Press) and Ann Michael (DeltaThink) discuss some of the more complex aspects of the OA landscape, such as funder mandates, Plan S, and transformative agreements.To wrap up the two-part series on OA, we encourage our listeners to continue reading and learning about OA. Below are some resources that Ann was kind enough to share for interested readers:Seeking Sustainability: Publishing Models for an Open Access AgePLOS Community Action Publishing modelSubscribe to Open resources:Subscribe to Open: A practical approach for converting subscription journals to open accesshttps://subscribetoopencommunity.org/Sustainable Open Access (recorded webinar with Ann Michael, Raym Crow, and Sara Rouhi from PLOS)cOAlition S website and resourcesPlan S impactTransformative journals:Plan SDeltaThink data-based analysis on Transformative journalsESAC InitiativeUniversity of California model and toolkit
Episode 7: Open Access, Part 1
In this seventh episode of SSP’s Early Career Development Podcast, co-hosts Meredith Adinolfi (Cell Press) and Sara Grimme (Digital Science) answer some questions from early career professionals about Open Access publishing.As the first of a two-part series on Open Access (OA) publishing, this episode covers some of the basics including a definition of OA, the different OA publishing models, how OA works for the author, and how metadata is involved in the “open” agenda.
Episode 6: SSP’s Fellowship and Mentorship Programs and the New Generations Fund
The Society for Scholarly Publishing’s (SSP’s) new Generations Fund has launched in support of the society’s popular Fellowship, Mentorship, and Diversity & Inclusion programs. SSP really believes in the power of these programs to support and engage the next generation of scholarly professionals, and this fund has been developed to provide sustainable funding so that the programs can be offered freely and widely to SSP members and can continue to grow and evolve. More information about SSP’s Generations Fund is available on the SSP Website.In this sixth episode of SSP’s Early Career Development Podcast, Meredith Adinolfi engages with Vicky Truter (Taylor & Francis), Adya Misra (PLOS), and Sai Konda (American Chemical Society) about their experiences and participation in SSP’s Fellowship and Mentorship programs. The panel discussion touches on what the programs entail and how they’ve affected the participants’ careers and approaches to their work. The panelists also offer valuable advice on what other early career professionals can do to further their careers, particularly those who might be very new to the industry, who might not have any networks at all, and who also might be more introverted.
Episode 5: The Publishing Industry and the Pandemic, Part 2
In this fifth episode of SSP’s Early Career Development Podcast, Meredith Adinolfi and Sara Grimme engage with Sarah Tegen (Senior Vice President for Journals Publishing Group at the American Chemical Society) and Ann Michael (recently Chief Digital Office at PLOS, currently CEO at Delta Think) about how early career professionals can continue to focus on career development and growth, particularly during the pandemic. Sarah and Ann also discuss some practical tips and advice on what early career professionals can do to advance their careers while working from home during this time of great uncertainty for many in the publishing industry and for the communities that we support.This episode serves as the second of a two-part series on the publishing industry and the pandemic. Part 1 focused on the strategies and programs that publishing companies have put in place to support staff and employees during this unprecedented and uncertain time.
Episode 4: The Publishing Industry and the Pandemic, Part 1
In this fourth episode of SSP’s Early Career Development Podcast, Meredith Adinolfi and Sara Grimme engage with Charles Watkinson (University of Michigan Press), Alison Labbate (Wiley), and Leon Heward-Mills (Taylor & Francis) about strategies and programs that their companies have put in place to support staff and employees during a time of great uncertainty for many in the publishing industry and for the communities that we support.This episode serves as the first of a two-part series on the publishing industry and the pandemic. Tune in soon for part two, which will focus on career development during the pandemic.