SSP’s Early Career Development Podcast Episode 11: Industry Primer– Marketing in the Scholarly Publishing Landscape

This episode of SSP’s Early Career Development Podcast serves as a primer on the marketing role within scholarly publishing- what marketing professionals do, how they amplify the customer voice through products and services, and the various contexts and conversations this work can happen within.

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The SSP Humanities Community Network Lifts Off

A Humanities and Social Sciences Publishing Professionals Community of Interest Network is launching! An interview with facilitators Laura Ansley and Dawn Durante about the group and its focus –and how it’s meeting a clear need.

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Guest Post – Reducing the Burden of Diversity Tax: Recommendations for Organizations

This final post in the “Reducing the Burden of Diversity tax” series makes recommendations for organizations to reduce the burden of diversity tax on all stakeholders.

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Guest Post – Reducing the Burden of Diversity Tax: Recommendations for Allies

This third post in the “Reducing the Burden of Diversity tax” series makes recommendations for allies to reduce the burden of diversity tax on their colleagues.

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Guest Post – Reducing the Burden of Diversity Tax: Recommendations for Affected Individuals

This second post in the “Reducing the Burden of Diversity tax” series makes recommendations for affected marginalized folks to minimize the negative impact of diversity tax.

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Scientific Journeys: A Physicist Explores the Culture, History and Personalities of Science – A Book Review

Robert Harington reviews Fred Dylla’s book, Scientific Journeys: A Physicist Explores the Culture, History and Personalities of Science, a collection of prose pieces that portray the author’s approach to a world of science and the science of the world.

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Guest Post – New Opportunities for Early Career and HSS Scholarly Communications Professionals to Connect and Discuss Shared Interests 

The SSP announces its Communities of Interest Network, starting with networks for HSS Publishing Professionals and Early Career Publishing Professionals.

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Ask the Fellows: SSP 2022 Annual Meeting

We ask the 2022 Society for Scholarly Publishing Fellows to offer their thoughts on this year’s Annual Meeting.

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Results of the 3rd Annual SSP Professional Skills Survey and the Updated Professional Skills Map

The SSP Career Development Committee’s Professional Skills Map is in its third 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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SSP’s Early Career Development Podcast 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. Hosted by Meredith Adinolfi (Cell Press) and Sara Grimme (Digital Science).

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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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