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 12: Interview with SSP President Miranda Walker
In this episode of SSP’s Early Career Development Podcast, Meredith Adinolfi (Cell Press) speaks to SSP President Miranda Walker (Associate Director, Medical Journals, Wolters Kluwer). In addition to reviewing the highlights of her presidency thus far and looking ahead to 2023, Miranda delves into the role of early career professionals (ECPs) in the industry and within SSP directly. Miranda and Meredith discuss the benefits of organizations like SSP to ECPs, and opportunities that Miranda has been able to take advantage of on her own career path. Read more on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Episode 11: Industry Primer- Marketing in the Scholarly Publishing Landscape
In this episode of SSP’s Early Career Development Podcast, hosts Meredith Adinolfi (Cell Press) and Sara Grimme (Digital Science) speak to Alexa Collela, Product Manager, Professional Services (Research Square), about the breadth of roles a marketer can take on within scholarly publishing. They discuss all things related to marketing, including the difference between marketing and sales roles, and how successful marketers are not only product promoters, but also communicators and subject matter experts for their audiences. Read more on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Episode 10: Industry Primer- Sales in the Scholarly Publishing Landscape
The tenth episode of SSP’s Early Career Development Podcast serves as a primer on the sales role within scholarly publishing- what sales professionals do, how they operate as relationship managers, and the role of their interactions from end user to publisher. Andy Douglas, Vice President of Commercial Partnerships and Strategic Business Development at Springer Nature, addresses these questions and more.
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 Age
PLOS Community Action Publishing model
Subscribe to Open resources:
Subscribe to Open: A practical approach for converting subscription journals to open access
Sustainable Open Access (recorded webinar with Ann Michael, Raym Crow, and Sara Rouhi from PLOS)
cOAlition S website and resources
Plan S impact
DeltaThink data-based analysis on Transformative journals
University 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.