Ask the Community: Why Do You Volunteer?

As the long-awaited, in-person SSP Annual Meeting approaches, we are hosting two events where prospective volunteers can learn about opportunities within the Society. We asked members of the community to share: which organization(s) do you volunteer for and why? 

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Revisiting: Why Aren’t There More Women at the Top in Scholarly Publishing?

Alice Meadows revisits a post from 2013 that looked at how the scholarly publishing field fares in terms of the number of women in leadership roles. Nine years later, has anything changed?

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The Future of Scholarly Societies: Interviews with Society Leaders (Part 2)

In this second of two posts, Robert Harington talks with several forward-thinking Society Executive Directors/CEOs, representing a range of fields, on the future of scholarly society operations and strategy.

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The Future of Scholarly Societies: Interviews with Society Leaders (Part 1)

In this first of two posts, Robert Harington talks with several forward-thinking Society Executive Directors/CEOs, representing a range of fields, on the future of scholarly society operations and strategy.

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Taking a Remote-first Approach: An Interview with Jason Morwick

We have made the shift from mostly in-person work to entirely remote work but what happens now? As we transition to the future of our work environment, Cactus Communications has decided on a “remote-first” approach. In this post, Angela Cochran interviews Jason Morwick, head of remote-first, at Cactus.

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Job Hunting with an “Invisible” Disability: A Conversation

Today’s guest post — the second in a series of two — is a conversation between Katy Alexander and Sylvia Hunter about job hunting with a disability in the publishing industry. 

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Some Perspectives on Disability Disclosure in the Publishing Industry

Today’s guest post, by Simon Holt and Erin Osborne-Martin, is the first of two looking at the experiences of people with disabilities in scholarly publishing (the second will be published tomorrow).

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Guest Post — Results of the 2nd Annual SSP Professional Skills Survey and the Updated Professional Skills Map

The SSP Career Development Committee’s Professional Skills Map is in its second iteration, and the results are presented here. The Skills Map aims to guide scholarly publishing professionals across industries and career levels in recognizing their personal strengths and interpersonal and technical skills, and then map those skill sets to fitting roles across the industry, empowering them to advance in their current roles and explore potential career paths they may not have previously considered.

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Revisiting: Breaking the Silence: the #MeToo Moment in Scholarly Communication

Revisiting Alison Mudditt’s 2018 post on sexual harassment in our community. What has changed in the last three years, and what can we continue to do to eradicate this behavior for the next generation of women.

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Popularizing Cosmology: The Example of Katie Mack

It also can be something of a trap for a well-intentioned academic who wants to write for this audience, as writing for the lay person is often contemptuously dismissed as “popularization.” Woe to the academic who puts an article from The Atlantic or a book from Simon & Schuster into her tenure portfolio! It takes courage. My view is that these brave souls should be called out and celebrated. They are my heroes.

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Guest Post — Enabling your Organization to be Antiracist

To celebrate the launch of C4DISC’s Antiracism Toolkit for Organizations, Damita Snow and Jocelyn Dawson sat down with Laura Martin and Megan Seyler to share why they are excited about this toolkit and what they hope it will achieve.

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Why We Should All Care about Early Career Pay Equity and Inclusion: An Interview with Becca Bostock and Dominique J. Moore

Learn how two early career publishers are tackling the thorny issue of pay equity and inclusion in today’s interview with Rebecca Bostock (Ohio State UP) and Dominique J Moore (University of Illinois Press)

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Guest Post — Intersectionality: Considering Identity When Working Towards a More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Future

Laura Martin offers a summary of a recent C4DISC panel discussion on Intersectionality and what we can do to better support ourselves and our colleagues.

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