Presentations for 2018 Meeting Sessions

Monday, 7 May, 2018

Keynote Address: The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: The Battle Continues

Mary Michael E. Mann

A central figure in the controversy over human-caused climate change has been “The Hockey Stick,” a simple, easy-to-understand graph my colleagues and I constructed to depict changes in Earth’s temperature back to 1000 AD. The graph was featured in the high-profile “Summary for Policy Makers” of the 2001 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and it quickly became an icon in the debate over human-caused (“anthropogenic”) climate change. I tell the ongoing story behind the Hockey Stick, using it as a vehicle for exploring broader issues regarding the role of skepticism in science, the uneasy relationship between science and politics, and the dangers that arise when special economic interests and those who do their bidding attempt to skew the discourse over policy-relevant areas of science. In short, I attempt to use the Hockey Stick to cut through the fog of disinformation that has been generated by the campaign to deny the reality of climate change. It is my intent, in so doing, to reveal the very real threat to our future that lies behind it.

Dr. Michael E. Mann is Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI). He is also director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center (ESSC).

Mann is the author of several books including his most recent work The Tantrum that Saved the World, a children’s book that talks to kids about what’s happening to our planet, but not scare them senseless at bedtime. He has also authored The Madhouse Effect, Dire Predictions – Understanding Global Warming, and The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars, which is the basis for his CSE keynote presentation.

1.1 Artificial Intelligence in the Life Cycle of a Manuscript

Speakers:

  • Neil Christensen, MA, Sales Director, Americas, UNSILO
  • Sundari Ganapathy, MTech, IIT, Madras, Director, SpiralUp Solutions
  • Patti Lockhart, Managing Editor, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Yinghao Ma, MA, Software Architect Manager, American Chemical Society

Machines can find patterns in vast amounts of data — the possibilities for how this type of machine learning can be applied are nearly limitless. This session will consider how artificial intelligence could be used to improve authoring, editorial review, peer review, decisioning, and transfer.

Moderator:

Sonja Krane, PhD, Senior Managing Editor, American Chemical Society

Christensen, Ganapathy, Lockhart and Ma Presentation

1.2 – Data Availability and Data Sharing: Time to Make a Statement!

Speakers:

  • R. Hanson, Executive Vice President, Science, American Geophysical Union
  • David Mellor, PhD, Project Manager, Journal and Funder Incentive Programs, TOP Guidelines, Center for Open Science
  • Darren Taichman, MD, Executive Editor, American College of Physicians/Annals of Internal Medicine

In the spirit of encouraging faster scientific discovery and making the benefits of science available to all, scientists, policymakers, and funders are now requesting or requiring statements related to sharing of data in research articles. In this session, representatives from three different groups who have coordinated creation of data availability statements within their fields of expertise (physical sciences, biological science, and medicine) discuss the statements created by their groups.

Moderator:

Patricia (Patty) Baskin, MS, Executive Editor, Neurology Journals, American Academy of Neurology

1.3 – Preprints and Ethics – Ethics Clinic

Speakers:

  • David Riley, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Integrative Medicine Institute
  • Richard Sever, PhD, Assistant Director, Cold Spring Harbor Press and Co-Founder, bioRxiv , Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
  • Heather Tierney, PhD, Manager, Publication Ethics, American Chemical Society

CSE Editorial Policy Committee Ethics Clinic – The objective of this session is to help inform attendees about pre-print servers and ethics and potential ethical issues surrounding these servers. These servers are a vehicle for quickly sharing information but run the risk of also having the same ethical concerns as traditionally published manuscripts – and perhaps more. Three panel members will discuss their views and present potential cases with reference to pre-print servers to help educate and explore the ethical side to these vehicles of publication. We anticipate and encourage audience participation for this session. Each Panel member will provide cases for the round table audiences to review and discuss.We will also have a member of the Editorial Policy Committee who will share the recent Committee statement regarding pre-print servers to be added to the CSE white paper.

Moderator:

Jennifer Mahar, BA, Executive Peer Review Manager, Origin Editorial

LaFlamme Presentation

Tierney Presentation

1.4 – The Ins and Outs of Peer Reviewing and How It Can Shape Your Own…

Speakers:

  • Mary Billingsley, ELS, Managing Editor, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Stacy Drury, MD, PhD, Associate Director Tulane Brain Institute, Tulane University
  • Tonette Krousel-Wood, MD, MSPH, Associate Provost for Health Sciences, Tulane University
  • Charles Zeanah, MD, Vice Chair for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Tulane University

The peer review process represents a cornerstone of the scientific process. Becoming an effective peer reviewer represents an important milestone not only for academic career trajectories, but can also provide unique insight into the editorial process and enhance ones own success as an author. This workshop will focus on three aspects of the peer review process:

1. Taking your first step toward becoming a peer reviewer.
2. The ins and outs of becoming an editor.
3. How becoming an effective peer reviewer can influence your own scientific writing and success rates for submissions.

Moderators:

Mary Billingsley, ELS, Managing Editor, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Stacy Drury, MD, PhD, Associate Director Tulane Brain Institute, Tulane University

Billingsley, Drury, Krousel-Wood and Zeanah Presentation

2.1 – It Takes a Village: A Strong Team Can Mitigate a Crisis

Speakers:

  • L. Lee Hamm, MD, Senior Vice President & Dean of the School of Medicine and the James R. Doty Distinguished Professor and Chair, Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Kenneth Heideman, MS, Director of Publications, American Meteorological Society
  • Sheehan Misko, Director, Publications, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  • Meaghan Phelan, Science Press Package Executive Director, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Speakers will provide their personal insights into how their teams have handled crises. L. Lee Hamm, MD, Senior Vice President & Dean at Tulane University School of Medicine will discuss how he and his team treated patients during Hurricane Katrina. Ken Heideman, Director of Publications, American Meteorological Society; Meagan Phelan, Science Press Package Executive Director, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); and Sheehan Misko, Director, Publications, American Association for Clinical Chemistry will then discuss how their journals and organizations handled their own crises. Presenters’ insights will help participants think ahead and explore ways to mitigate a crisis through a team-oriented approach.

Moderator:

Shari Leventhal, Managing Editor, American Society of Nephrology

Hamm, Heideman, Misko and Phelan Presentation

2.2 – Knowledge Exchange: Roundtable Discussions

Speakers:

  • Tim Cross, BA, MM, Business Development Manager, Westchester Publishing Services
  • Jennifer Lin, PhD, Director of Product Management, Crossref
  • Eric Pesanelli, Editorial Art Manager, American Physiological Society
  • Jennifer Pesanelli, CAE, Deputy Executive Director for Operations, FASEB
  • Howard Ratner, Executive Director, CHORUS
  • Emma Shumeyko, MPS, Publishing, Managing Editor, ASCPT
  • Heather Staines, MA, PhD, Director, Partnerships, Hypothes.is

The best questions, and their answers, are often found during informal discussions with others who have encountered the same situations and concerns. This session will provide you with the opportunity to choose from eight topics over multiple 25 minute rounds of discussion. Bring a question, an answer, or just your curiosity.

Topics Include:

  • Journal Review Club: Engaging Early Career Members
  • CHORUS International Expansion/Updates
  • DOIs for Peer Reviews
  • Preprints: Policies and Other Thoughts
  • Production: Figures and Tables
  • Production: Getting the Most from your Vendor
  • Annotating All The Things
  • Reviewer of the Year Awards

Moderator:

Anna Jester, Director of Sales & Marketing, eJournalPress

2.3 – Marketing to Authors/Helping Authors Promote Their Work

Speaker:

  • Carissa Gilman, MA, Managing Editor, American Cancer Society
  • Darren Taichman, MD, PhD, Executive Editor, American College of Physicians/Annals of Internal Medicine

In this session we plan to focus on ways you can encourage authors to select your journal with the vast number of choices out there. What do you have to offer that your competitors do not? How to set your journal apart, how to go after right potential authors? Hear ways the speakers have been successful and unsuccessful in this endeavor. We also will discuss how journals can help the accepted authors to market their publication by bringing in readers and traffic as well to web site through social media and other methods.

Moderator:

Mary Beth Schaeffer, BA, Ms. Processing and Solicitation Coordinator, American College of Physicians/Annals of Internal Medicine

Gilman Presentation

Taichman Presentation

2.4 – Using Production Metrics to Track Journals’ Workflow

Speakers:

  • Sheila Gafcert, Production Team Manager, American Meteorological Society
  • Carol Jones, Production Manager, Wolters Kluwer
  • Greg Suprock, Head of Solutions Architecture, Apex CoVantage

While there are a myriad of journal production workflows being followed by publishers, there are almost as many ways to measure just how well these workflows are being followed and how effective they are. This session will present different production metrics and approaches from three perspectives: a large publisher, a production vendor, and a society publisher. The goal is to give a wide perspective on the most effective and efficient ways to track journals production and what metrics may work best for you.

Moderator:

Michael Friedman, PhD, Journals Production Manager, American Meteorological Society

Gafvert Presentation

Jones Presentation

Suprock Presentation

3.1 – Article Commenting: Future of Scholarly Publishing or Fad Fizzling Swiftly?

Speakers:

  • Trish Groves, MBBS, MRCPsych, Director of Academic Outreach, BMJ
  • Richard Sever, PhD, Assistant Director, Cold Spring Harbor Press and Co-Founder, bioRxiv , Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
  • Heather Staines, MA, PhD, Director, Partnerships, Hypothes.is

Article commenting is nothing new. Journals have been experimenting with comments or eLetters since journals went online. But the success stories are few and far between. Now, discovery databases like PubMed and preprint servers like BioRxiv are allowing users to comment on papers. Additionally, the session will look at third party solutions to weave comments into content. This session will explore where comments are working and where they aren’t while also pondering whether online commenting could someday unseat formal peer review.

Moderator:

Angela Cochran, Associate Publisher, American Society of Civil Engineers

Groves, Sever and Staines Presentation

3.2 – Diversity: Why You Need It and How to Achieve It

Speakers:

  • Melanie Dolecheck, Executive Director, Society for Scholarly Publishing
  • R. Brooks Hanson, Executive Vice President, Science, American Geophysical Union
  • Erika Valenti, President, Emerald Group Publishing, Inc.

In this important session, we will focus on diversity and inclusion. We will hear from three different panelists on what diversity should look like, why you need it, and helpful tools and organizations for evaluating implicit bias, diversity, and implementation. R. Brooks Hanson, Executive Vice President, Science, American Geophysical Union will share definitions and data, Erika Valenti, President, Emerald Group Publishing, Inc. will further explain helpful concepts and share her organizations efforts to be more inclusive, and Melanie Dolecheck, Executive Director, Society for Scholarly Publishing will discuss cross-publishing initiatives in the industry.

Moderator:

Jennifer Deyton, Senior Partner, J&J Editorial, LLC

3.3 – Implementing Standards: A Review of ORCID, CRediT, and CHORUS

Speakers:

  • Alice Meadows, Director, Community Engagement and Support, ORCID
  • Tom Pacific, BA, Publisher, Wolters Kluwer
  • Howard Ratner, Executive Director, CHORUS

There are several initiatives that have emerged over the past several years that that have been effective in standardizing processes for data and data exchange within scholarly publishing. This session will focus on ORCID, CRediT and CHORUS, and will review their progress and adoption, as well as discuss successful implementations and best practices.

ORCID provides an “identifier” for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities. They provide open tools that enable transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, their contributions, and affiliations. ORCID’s vision is a world where all who participate in research, scholarship, and innovation are uniquely identified and connected with their contributions and affiliations across disciplines, borders, and time.

CRediT is a high-level classification of the diverse roles performed in the work leading up to a published research output in the sciences. Its purpose is to provide transparency to contributions to scholarly published work, and to enable improved systems of attribution, credit and accountability.

CHORUS is a service that allows funded research to be easily and permanently discoverable, accessible and verifiable by anyone in the world. By providing the necessary metadata infrastructure and governance to enable a smooth, low-friction interface between funders, authors, institutions and publishers in a distributed network environment, CHORUS can minimize public access compliance burdens while increasing access to literature and data in support of funder mandates worldwide.

Moderator:

Tony Alves, Director of Product Management, Aries Systems Corporation

Meadows Presentation

Pacific Presentation

Ratner Presentation

3.4 – Peer Review Debate: Double-blind vs Single vs Open vs Post

Speakers:

  • Sabina Alam, PhD, Editorial Director, F1000 Platforms
  • Melissa Blickem, Senior Peer Review Analyst, Peer Review Operations, American Chemical Society
  • Margaret Donnelly, Publisher, IOP Publishing
  • Linsay Morton, MLIS, Contributor Experience Manager, Public Library of Science

A panel discussion starting with 5 min presentations from each speaker then a moderator-led Q&A session. Audience poll before & after.

Moderator:

Jonathan Schultz, Director, Journal Operations, American Heart Association

Alam, Blickem, Donnelly and Morton Presentation

4.1 – Improving Author Experience

Speakers:

  • Siobhan Aldridge, MA, Senior Manager: Online Submissions / Product Owner Submission Portal , Taylor & Francis
  • Tiffany McKerahan, Author Engagement and Support Manager, IEEE
  • Lindsay Morton, MLIS, Contributor Experience Manager, Public Library of Science
  • Leslie Walker, Journals Editing Manager, American Chemical Society

No researcher is excited about excessive administrative tasks related to submitting work or securing publication. It’s our job to implement innovative tools that streamline their interaction with the Research Publishing Ecosystem. This session highlights innovative approaches to improving Author experience, straight from those who’ve successfully implemented tools that satisfy! Presentations include submission side author services and customized submission portals, as well as correction workflow innovation.

Moderator:

Alison McGonagle-O’Connell, MA, Collaborative Knowledge (Coko) Foundation

Aldridge Presentation

McKerahan Presentation

Morton Presentation

Walker Presentation

4.2 – Learning from One Another: Editors-in-Chief, Researchers, and Publishers

Speakers:

  • WIndy Boyd, PhD, MPH, Science Editor, Environmental Health Perspectives
  • Liz Fathman, PhD, Director, Print and Digital Media and Publisher, MBG Press, MIssouri Botanical Garden
  • Michael Friedman, PhD, Journals Production Manager, American Meteorological Society

What do Editors-in-Chief wish their publishers knew about the scientific process? What do editorial and production offices wish EICs and researchers understood about the publishing process? This session will give publishers and EICs a chance to answer those questions and share the knowledge they have about their specific parts of the process, and how they each approach similar struggles from their own unique perspectives. This session will include information about the use of technical editors in publishing, what EICs might need to know about the structure of publishers, the roles of everyone involved in the process, what specialists in the field can bring to their editing/publishing experience, and how best to communicate between these two groups. Come with your own questions about what EICs and publishers can learn from one another!

Moderator:

Brit Stamey, Client Manager, Senior Copy Editor, J&J Editorial, LLC

4.3 – Making the Most of Metadata

Speakers:

  • Jeffrey Beck, Technical Information Specialist, NCBI, National Library of Medicine
  • Patricia Feeney, Head of Metadata, Crossref

This session will focus on what metadata is available to the scholarly publishing community, how it can help researchers and publishers alike, and Metadata2020’s efforts to help create richer, connected, and reusable, open metadata for all research outputs. We will also cover how metadata are represented in JATS and how agreement on metadata elements and usage will make all of our lives easier, in addition to discussing some metadata elements that are particularly problematic and outlining normalization efforts specific to document tagging.

Moderator:

Carissa A. Gilman, MA, Managing Editor, American Cancer Society

Beck Presentation

Feeney Presentation

4.4 – Social Media: Different Strokes for Different Folks

Speakers:

  • Mary Dott, CAPT, USPHS, Online Editor, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Fay Ellis, BS, Senior Executive Editor Neurology Today/Neurology Now, Wolters Kluwer
  • Glenn Landis, MA, Editorial Director, Blood Journals, American Society of Hematology

The use of social media has become an increasingly integral aspect of content promotion in scholarly communication. With multiple social media channels, publications of various sizes, and limited human and financial resources, how can todays scholarly communication professional decide what will work best for their publication? Attendees at this session will hear about real life social media initiatives undertaken by both self-published and commercially published society publications as well as a new, more visually-oriented social media initiative recently launched by a US government periodical.

Moderator:

Kelly Hadsell, Editorial Director, KWF Editorial

Dott Presentation

Ellis Presentation

Landis Presentation

Tuesday, 8 May, 2018

Plenary Address: Alison Mudditt

Speaker:

  • Alison Mudditt

5.1 – At My Desk after CSE, Now What? Use Cases from CSE 2017

Speakers:

  • Jennifer Cox, Senior Managing Editor, J&J Editorial, LLC
  • Amy King, BA, Editorial Coordinator, Journal of Clinical Oncology, ASCO
  • Nida Mohsin, MBA, Industry Relationship Manager, The ACSE
  • Lan Murdock, MA, Communications Manager, Taylor & Francis Group
  • Andrea Rindo, Managing Editor, Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer, Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer
  • Resa Roth, ELS, Freelance Editor, University of Washington & Merck KGaA
  • Jasmine Wallace, MPS, Peer Review Manager, American Society for Microbiology

This session will provide early career professionals with the opportunity to share their success stories from 2017 CSE Annual Meeting. Speaker presentations will briefly highlight which meeting session or opportunity they attended (networking, for example)and how they implemented what they learned once they returned to their office. The session will offer early career professionals the chance to obtain presentation experience by sharing the information they learned and will also help seasoned professionals learn new ways to implement knowledge gained from CSE.

Moderator:

Shari Leventhal, Managing Editor, American Society of Nephrology

Cox Presentation

King Presentation

Mohsin Presentation

Murdock Presentation

Rindo Presentation

Roth Presentation

Wallace Presentation

5.2 – Editorial and Publishing Questions – Data-Informed Decisions

Speakers:

  • Angela Cochran, Associate Publisher, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Jenny Hamlin, Content Technical Lead, Public Library of Science (PLOS)
  • Jill Jackson, Managing Editor & Publishing Administrator, American College of Physicians
  • Jody Plank, Manager, American Chemical Society
  • Mary Warner, CAE, Manuscript Processing & Publisher Administrator, American Pharmacists Association

The session will consist of lightning talks delivered by presenters describing their work-related, practical questions and how they used data to draw informed answers. Questions considered are:

  • Are reviewers being confidential with manuscripts during the peer review process?
  • Implementing PACE, an automated figure-checking tool – will the results justify the necessary changes to workflow?
  • How is author satisfaction tied to Editor behavior?
  • How can I use data to understand the editorial and production strengths and weaknesses of my journal compared to competing journals?
  • How do we ensure that we have the best Editorial Advisory Board for our journal?
  • Can we improve turnaround time by tweaking auto-reminders?

Moderator:

Diane Scott-Lichter, Senior Vice President, Publishing, American College of Physicians

Cochran, Hamlin, Jackson, Plank and Warner Presentation

5.3 Preprint Servers and Implications for Authors and Journals

Speakers:

  • Robert Golub, MD, Deputy Editor, JAMA
  • Jennifer Lin, PhD, Director of Product Management, Crossref
  • Richard Sever, PhD, Assistant Director, Cold Spring Harbor Press and Co-Founder, bioRxiv, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
  • Debora Sweet, PhD, Editorial Director, American Physical Society

The session will focus on the growing landscape of preprints. What kind of preprint servers are out there? What are the authors options when considering submission to a preprint server? As preprints become more common, new workflows emerge. Crossref now assigns DOIs to preprints and thereby make them citable. There are also different approaches among journals. Some welcome preprints, but others are more cautious.

Moderator:

Merete Holtermann, MD, Managing Editor, Journal of The Norwegian Medical Association

Lin Presentation

Sever Presentation

5.4 – Spot the Manipulation: Detecting and Addressing Problem Images Before…

Speaker:

  • Christine Bennett, PhD, Associate Publisher, Ethics and Policy, The American Physiological Society
  • Dax Blemberg, Data Integrity Manager, Blood Journals, American Society of Hematology
  • Daniel Kulp, PhD, Editorial Director, American Physical Society

I heard from a reader that panel A in figure 1 is problematic, what do I do? A reviewer noticed this figure doesn’t appear correct, what should be my first step? This session will have two panel members providing examples of images seen during peer review and post-publication that were problematic and how to evaluate and process these problems. Also presented will be COPE’s Core Practices which support editorial efforts to preserve the integrity of the scholarly record through policies and practices that reflect the current best principles of transparency and integrity.

Moderator:

Glenn Landis, MA, Editorial Director, Blood Journals, American Society of Hematology

Bennett Presentation

Blemberg Presentation

Kulp Presentations

6.1 – Early Career Session: Crafting Your Career Story

Speakers:

  • Alice Meadows, Director, Community Engagement and Support, ORCID
  • Barbara Meyers Ford, MA, President, Meyers Consulting Services

How do you get where you want to go within the scholarly publishing industry? Join us as we discuss how to shape your career in publishing, and to strengthen your candidacy for the position you want. This session will discuss insights and strategies for career development in the ever-changing scholarly publishing industry, and cover some non-traditional paths to get there. The industry is constantly changing, and we plan on having an open conversation about different obstacles and stepping stones to get you where you want to go.

Moderator:

Carolyn de Court, Managing Editor/Marketing Assistant, J&J Editorial, LCC

Meadows and Meyers Ford Presentation

6.2 – How Societies Can Get the Most From Their Journals

Speakers:

  • Bill Cook
  • Ruth Isaacson, MA, Managing Editor, Genetics Society of America Journals
  • Sarah Tegen, PhD, Vice President Global Journals Development, American Chemical Scoeity

This session will explore the unique value propositions scholarly societies have in their ability to use their scientific journals to strengthen and differentiate themselves (the societies). Areas discussed include marketing, branding and visibility, fiscal, as well as society functional departments like early career scientist engagement via peer review training, improving author engagement, and enhancing membership. Attendees will emerge from the session with an understanding of how they may apply ideas to their own society journals and operations, enriching both the society’s mission and the journals.

Moderator:

Sheehan Misko, Director, Publications, American Association for Clinical Chemistry

6.3 – How to Do Editorial Research

Speaker:

  • Kelly Anderson, Managing Editor, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Holly Koppel, Managing Editor, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Jeanett Panning, CAE, Director, Publications, American Geophysical Union
  • Morgan Sorenson, Managing Editor, American Acadmeny of Neurology

Have you noticed interesting or disturbing trends in your publications and want to learn more? Are you interested in gathering insightful survey data? Do you have a research question about science publishing that you would like to put to the test? This session will provide an overview of editorial research, including tips on getting started and case studies from successful research projects.

Moderator:

Mary Warner, CAE, Sr. Director, Periodicals, American Pharmacists Association

Anderson and Koppel Presentation

Panning Presentation

Sorenson Presentation

6.4 – New Innovations in Peer Review

Speakers:

  • Trish Groves, MBBS, MRCPsych, Director of Academic Outreach, BMJ
  • Timothy Houle, PhD, Chief Scientist, StatReviewer
  • Christina Nelson, Editorial Operations Manager, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.

Whats new in peer review? Three speakers from varied backgrounds will tell us whats on the cutting edge of new peer review tools and processes! Christina Nelson will speak about The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgerys work with adding metadata capture from word documents to their submission site. Trish Groves from BMJ will talk about their work with open peer review, patient review, and reviewer discussions. Finally, Tim Houle from StatReviewer will discuss automated peer review.

Moderator:

Brit Stamey, Client Manager, Senior Copy Editor, J&J Editorial, LLC

Groves Presentation

Houle Presentation

Nelson Presentation

7.1 – Emerging Standards: Harmonizing Data and Data Exchange

Speakers:

  • Patricia Feeney, Head of Metadata, Crossref
  • Shelley Stall, Director, Data Programs, American Geophysical Union
  • Tony Alves, Director of Product Management, Aries Systems Corporation

There are several initiatives that have emerged over the past couple of years that are trying to standardize data and data exchange throughout scholarly publishing. This session will discuss new initiatives such as Manuscript Exchange Common Approach (MECA), Metadata 2020, and FAIR Data.

MECA was started by a group of manuscript-management suppliers and seeks to establish best practices to facilitate the exchange of data and files between various workflow systems. The primary goal is to reduce the amount of duplicative work currently performed by authors and reviewers when papers are transferred from one journal to another (cascading workflows).

Metadata 2020 is a collaboration that advocates richer, connected, and reusable, open metadata for all research outputs. Richer metadata fuels discovery and innovation. Connected metadata bridges the gaps between systems and communities. Reusable, open metadata eliminates duplication of effort.

FAIR Data, established by the FORCE11 organization, seeks to make data and data sets “findable”, “accessible”, “interoperable” and “reusable”. The American Geophysical Union is spearheading an initiative to promote FAIR data principles and have convened a coalition representing the international Earth and space science community to develop standards that will enable FAIR data on a large scale, connecting researchers, publishers, and data repositories in the Earth and space sciences.

Moderator:

Tony Alves, Director of Product Management, Aries Systems Corporation

Alves Presentation

Feeney Presentation

Stall Presentation

7.2 – Extracting Maximum Value from the RFP Process

Speakers:

  • Tom Beyer, Director of Platform Services, Sheridan PubFactory
  • Dana Compton, Senior Consultant, KWF Consulting
  • Amy McPherson, Director of Publications and Managing Editor, Botanical Society of America

‘Everyone’ engages in RFP processes, right? While this is true, for some publishers, it may be an infrequent exercise. In this session, participants from society/publisher, consultant, and service provider organizations open the lines of communication to share experiences and drive discussion geared to improve each stakeholder’s understanding of what the other parties need, want, and prefer, toward improved engagement! If issuing an RFP or participating in the process is on your ‘To Do’ list this year, you won’t want to miss this interactive, dynamic session!

Moderator:

Alison McGonagle-O’Connell, Collaborative Knowledge (Coko) Foundation

Beyer Presentation

Compton Presentation

McPherson Presentation

7.3 – Managing the Unique Challenges of a Remote Editorial Office

Speakers:

  • Monica Leigh, Senior Managing Editor, KWF Editorial
  • Christina Nelson, Editorial Operations Manager, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
  • Brittany Swett, MPH, Executive Director, J&J Editorial, LLC

As technology makes remote work an increasingly viable option, more and more editorial offices are considering remote work policies. This session is for anyone considering whether a remote work environment is right for their office and for managers looking for tools to improve the work environment and success experienced by their teams. The session will cover the cost-benefit analysis needed before making a policy change, and what questions are important to consider with the help of professional consultation from accountants, attorneys, payroll services vendors, and others. The session will also provide tips and tricks of experienced virtual managers who have proven success in hiring and mentoring, fostering team engagement and professional growth, and ensuring that productivity and organizational goals are met. While the focus is on the management of staff working remotely, the tools and concepts discussed are applicable to any manager.

Moderator:

Erin McMullan, MA, Executive Director, KWF Editorial

Leigh, Nelson and Swett Presentation

7.4 – Mind the Gap: International Authors

Speakers:

  • Clarinda Cerejo, MSc, ELC, Editor-in-Chief, Editage Insights, Editage
  • Caven McLoughlin, PhD, Professor, Kent State University
  • Deborah Poff, COPE Vice-chair and Chair-Elect

This session is focused on international author pain points. We will hear from Deborah Poff, the COPE Vice-chair and Chair-Elect, who will address ethical concerns that arise with international submissions and author guidelines using a case study as a tool. We will also have Clarinda Cerejo of Editage presenting on what types of pain points they encounter when assisting international authors. Caven McLoughlin, PhD, Professor, Kent State University will also discuss his experiences as author and researcher. We will hear from three different perspectives on issues that editorial offices should take into consideration when working with authors from different areas of the world.

Moderator:

Jennifer Deyton, Senior Partner, J&J Editorial, LLC

Cerejo Presentation

Mcloughlin Presentation

Poff Presentation

8.1 – Innovations in Online Platforms

Speaker:

  • Sabina Alam, PhD, Editorial Director, F1000
  • Pierre Montagano, Business Development Director, Code Ocean
  • Lenny Teytelman, CEO, protocols.io

Scholarly publishing is a frequently moving landscape. This session will provide overviews of innovative online platforms to help publishers and researchers continue improving their online capabilities and process. Pierre Montagano will discuss why curating software so it can run is important for publishers and researchers, and he will demonstrate a new executable code repository, Code Ocean, that allows researchers not only to deposit their code but all other dependencies in order for their scientific software to run. Lenny Teytelman, Co-Founder of protocols.io will discuss this free, up-to-date, crowd-sourced protocol repository for the life sciences. Finally, Sabina Alam, Editorial Director of F1000 Platforms will discuss how the post-publication peer review model operated on F1000Research, Wellcome Open Research and other funder publishing platforms allows for research articles to be living, so that even indexed articles can continue to be updated and peer-reviewed again when needed.

Moderator:

Shari Leventhal, Managing Editor, American Society of Nephrology

Alam Presentation

Montagano Presentation

Teytelman Presentation

8.2 – So You Have a Manuscript Transfer System: Now What?

Speakers:

  • Kelly Hadsell, Editorial Director, KWF Editorial
  • Kerry Kroffe, PLOS
  • Alyson Weidmann, PhD, Managing Editor, American Chemical Society

Many publishers are investing in manuscript transfer technology. However, encouraging editors to embrace manuscript transfer can be an entirely different matter. This session will examine different types of manuscript transfer as well as strategies to encourage editors to effectively use manuscript transfer.

Moderator:

Anne Coghill, Manager, Peer Review Services, Global Journals Development/American Chemical Society

Hadsell Presentation

Kroffe Presentation

Weidmann Presentation

8.3 – The Copy Editor-Author Relationship: A Delicate Balance

Speakers:

  • Jessica LaPointe, Managing Copy Editor, American Meteorological Society
  • Peter J. Olson, ELS, Senior Copyediting Coordinator, Sheridan Journal Services

In keeping with the theme of the “publishing ecosystem,” we’ll look at how the copy editor interacts with authors, including how the copy editor often functions as a bridge between the editorial office and the author, best practices for including effective queries to authors regarding the changes made at the copyediting stage, and specific tips for editing ESL authors’ prose.

Moderator:

Carolyn de Court, Managing Editor/Marketing Assistant, J&J Editorial, LLC

LaPointe and Olson Presentation

8.4 – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Citations

Speakers:

  • Elizabeth Blake, Director of Business Development, Inera
  • Angela Cochran, Associate Publisher, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Debora Poff, CM, PhD, Vice Chair and Chair Elect, Committee on Publication Ethics

Authors love being cited, institutions depend on metrics that count citations, journals want to make sure people find papers to cite. Citations in the scholarly literature carry an awful lot of weight and yet very little attention is paid to these important notations. This session will explore an initiative to free citations from behind firewalls, the importance of editing and tagging citations properly, the fraught task of accurately counting citations, and unethical behavior surrounding citations.

Moderator:

Angela Cochran, Associate Publisher, American Society of Civil Engineers

Blake Presentation

Cochran Presentation

Poff Presentation