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Thursday 9 November

8:00
Registration Open

9:00 - 9:20
Introduction / Welcome

9:20 - 10:00
Overview of 10 Years of ISMTE and Academic Publishing
Jason Roberts, PhD, - Senior Partner, Origin Editorial
Michael Willis - Senior Manager, Peer Review, Wiley

Dr Roberts and Michael Willis will provide a brief history of the formation of ISMTE and review the motivations for setting up the society at that time. Amid recollections of what the peer review management landscape looked like 10 years ago, he will also highlight issues that have emerged since then and speculate as to what the future editorial office might look like.


BREAKOUT SESSIONS
10:15 - 11:00

Breakout I
Making Board Meetings More Effective
Niamh O’Connor - Director of Publishing, Biochemical Society/Portland Press

Getting the most out of your Editorial Board meetings is an important part of maximising the performance of your journals. Building and managing relationships with members of the Board, influencing and persuading effectively, and having an agreed strategy are key. This session will cover practical approaches to make your meetings a success.

 

Breakout II
Image Manipulation / Ethics Cases
Jana Christopher - Data Integrity Analyst, EMBO Press

Scientific misconduct has raised growing attention lately, including the description of high-profile fraud cases in the popular press. It is a source of concern for scientists, funders and publishers alike. Whilst inappropriate image preparation does not automatically indicate misconduct, the borders between beautification and malpractice can often become blurred.

Image manipulation in scientific publishing emerged in the early 1990s with the advent of digital image editing programs. Early examples of image manipulation are usually heavy-handed and easy to spot, but as more sophisticated tools and techniques became available, possibilities and practices diversified.

This talk covers a brief history of image manipulation, it explores motives and intentions, and gives a multitude of examples of different categories. It also provides some statistics, and comments on how journals principally handle cases of image manipulation and potential misconduct, and offers some achievable aims and objectives for journals, scientists, and institutions to tackle this important problem.

 

Breakout III
Reporting Guidelines and the Editorial Office
Caroline Struthers - Education & Training Manager, EQUATOR Network
Jennifer de Beyer - Research Coordinator, EQUATOR Network

Practical steps, tips and tricks for editorial professionals who want to set up a robust effective policy to implement the use of reporting guidelines at a journal or editorial office. This session will provide reassurance that editorial professionals are the key to driving change. Publishers and editorial system managers will be amenable, authors will not mutiny, and the papers your journal publishes will significantly improve, which will reflect well on you.


11:00 - 11:30
Networking Break with Exhibitors


BREAKOUT SESSIONS (REPEATED)
11:30 - 12:15

Breakout I
Making Board Meetings More Effective
Niamh O’Connor - Director of Publishing, Biochemical Society/Portland Press

Getting the most out of your Editorial Board meetings is an important part of maximising the performance of your journals. Building and managing relationships with members of the Board, influencing and persuading effectively, and having an agreed strategy are key. This session will cover practical approaches to make your meetings a success.

 

Breakout II
Image Manipulation / Ethics Cases
Jana Christopher - Data Integrity Analyst, EMBO Press

Scientific misconduct has raised growing attention lately, including the description of high-profile fraud cases in the popular press. It is a source of concern for scientists, funders and publishers alike. Whilst inappropriate image preparation does not automatically indicate misconduct, the borders between beautification and malpractice can often become blurred.

Image manipulation in scientific publishing emerged in the early 1990s with the advent of digital image editing programs. Early examples of image manipulation are usually heavy-handed and easy to spot, but as more sophisticated tools and techniques became available, possibilities and practices diversified.

This talk covers a brief history of image manipulation, it explores motives and intentions, and gives a multitude of examples of different categories. It also provides some statistics, and comments on how journals principally handle cases of image manipulation and potential misconduct, and offers some achievable aims and objectives for journals, scientists, and institutions to tackle this important problem.

 

Breakout III
Reporting Guidelines and the Editorial Office
Caroline Struthers - Education & Training Manager, EQUATOR Network
Jennifer de Beyer - Research Coordinator, EQUATOR Network

Practical steps, tips and tricks for editorial professionals who want to set up a robust effective policy to implement the use of reporting guidelines at a journal or editorial office. The session will provide reassurance that editorial professionals are the key to driving change. Publishers and editorial system managers will be amenable, authors will not mutiny, and the papers your journal publishes will significantly improve, which will reflect well on you.


12:15 - 13:15
Networking Lunch

 

13:15 - 14:00
Harbingers of Change: Early Career Researchers and their Publishing Practices
Dave Nicholas - Founding Director of CIBER Research Ltd. 

Reports on a three-year longitudinal study of nearly 120 international early career researchers, which sought to discover what their publishing practices are and whether they are changing.

14:05 - 14:20
Awards

14:20 - 14:40
Poster Presentation


BREAKOUT SESSIONS
14:45 - 15:30

Breakout I
Reproducibility / Pre-registered Reports
Damian Pattinson - VP of Publishing Innovation, Research Square

This session will explore recent developments by publishers and the academic community to improve the reproducibility of the published literature.

Breakout Session II
Excel Tips and Tricks
Maggie Donovan - Microsoft Professional, DCS Computing Skills Limited 

I will introduce you to quick ways of navigating around Excel, some clever tricks to achieve instantaneous results and a couple of workarounds to make a simple formula more dynamic.  

Breakout Session III
Artificial Intelligence in Peer Review
Chadwick DeVoss - Founder and President, StatReviewer/Next Digital
Tim Houle, PhD - Chief Scientist, StatReviewer

In this session, we'll quickly go over the basics of Artificial Intelligence. Then we will engage the audience with a live demonstration of StatReviewer.


15:30 - 16:00
Networking Break with Exhibitors


BREAKOUT SESSIONS (REPEATED)
16:00 - 16:45

Breakout I
Reproducibility / Pre-registered Reports
Damian Pattinson - VP of Publishing Innovation, Research Square

This session will explore recent developments by publishers and the academic community to improve the reproducibility of the published literature.

Breakout Session II
Excel Tips and Tricks
Maggie Donovan - Microsoft Professional, DCS Computing Skills Limited

I will introduce you to quick ways of navigating around Excel, some clever tricks to achieve instantaneous results and a couple of workarounds to make a simple formula more dynamic. 

Breakout Session III
Artificial Intelligence in Peer Review
Chadwick DeVoss - Founder and President, StatReviewer/Next Digital
Tim Houle, PhD - Chief Scientist, StatReviewer

In this session, we'll quickly go over the basics of Artificial Intelligence. Then we will engage the audience with a live demonstration of StatReviewer.



Vendor Sessions
17:00 - 17:50

 Do you have a question that hasn’t already been answered? Here is another chance to ask key speakers additional questions.

Overleaf - Online Collaboration Platform
Hugh O'Brien - Software Developer, Overleaf

How authors can use Overleaf to collaborate on LaTeX manuscripts and submit them directly to your journal's submission system from their online editing platform. Overleaf can also validate your authors' LaTeX manuscripts (whether they were written on Overleaf or not), compile them to PDF consistently and help authors fix their LaTeX errors so you don't have to.

 

Bringing Collaboration to Reading and Peer Review
Alexander Naydenov - Head of Marketing, PaperHive

PaperHive enables researchers to collaboratively review, annotate and discuss academic documents throughout all phases of the life-cycle of a publication.

Researchers can discuss both manuscripts, and already published articles and books in real-time – privately and publicly. Discussions and reviews before the official publication are transparently archived. Corrections, newly contributed ideas and updates after the publication can sustain the relevance and quality of publications in the long-run.

All annotations and discussions are citable and licensed under the creative commons license. They become a part of the scientific discourse and keep documents alive. This leads to a much more intensive interaction between authors and readers. Readers become active contributors to publications without having to write entire articles.

In this talk, we demonstrate how researchers improve and accelerate their workflows including proofreading and peer review with collaboration.

 

Authorea
Alberto Pepe - Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Authorea

Researchers spend their days doing cutting-edge work. But when it comes time to writing, publishing, and disseminating their work, they’re often still using models and tools that haven’t changed much in decades, if not centuries. Research does not advance through isolated scientific results, but through the publication and dissemination thereof. Scientists get recognition through citation and reputation. Open Science is the philosophical view that sharing benefits scientific research and, hence, that barriers to sharing ideas and methods should be lowered as much as possible. The practice of Open Science addresses the question of how to lower these barriers---whether cultural, systemic, methodological or technical. Authorea is a new collaborative, web-based platform that lowers these barriers via a technological solution for writing, editing and publishing that covers the research cycle from writing a first draft, through to submission and publication. Authorea lets you integrate data, code, and all the materials needed to reproduce scientific results in your papers. This lowers the technical barrier to sharing, paving the way for transparency and reproducibility---the very foundations of the scientific method. Authorea also supports the creation of mixed-format documents including LaTeX, markdown, and rich text. Authorea can propel the scientific paper into the 21st century! It is now in use at each of the top 100 research universities worldwide, across a diverse set of fields ranging from astrophysics to zoology.

 

ARPHA: Next-generation Journal Publishing Platform
ILiyana Kuzmova - Marketing Manager, Pensoft Publishers

Scientific Publishing is now going through disruptive technological changes, with a myriad of exciting new tools and services being introduced to facilitate processes and provide new insights on managing content, metrics, peer review, production and many more.

Can we integrate all these to ease the critically important technological swift for individual journals and small publishers?

We will demonstrate ARPHA - an end-to-end publishing solution, which combines authoring tool, submission, peer review, production and dissemination, including associates services, into a single online collaborative platform.

 

Reviewer Connect: The Most Powerful and Last Reviewer Search and
Recruitment Tool you will Ever Need
Laura Harvey - Head of Publisher Relations, Publons

Laura Harvey will introduce Publons brand new reviewer search and recruitment solution, combining the unique power of Publons reviewer database and the Web of Science citation and researcher network to provide a 360-degree view of prospective reviewers. The tool will help editors find, screen, contact, and motivate fit-for-purpose reviewers better than ever before by revealing publication and review history, availability, workload, and a GDPR compliant contact function to reach reviewers at their preferred and current email address while simultaneously cleaning and future-proofing your reviewer contact database.


17:50 - 18:00
Closing Remarks

18:00 - 19:00
Networking Reception


Friday 10 November

8:00 - 13:00
Registration Open


9:00 - 9:05
Introduction / Welcome


9:05 - 9:45
Digital Science Curated Panel: Communication & Dissemination
Catherine Williams - CMO, Altmetric
Elaine Devine - Senior Communications Manager, Taylor & Francis
Michael Alexander -  Head of Publications, European Society of Cardiology
Steve Dudley -  Senior Administrator, British Omithologists' Union
Michaela Torkar - Publishing Director, F1000

In this session we’ll hear from a range of speakers who each have a different part to play. We’ll consider what challenges and opportunities lie in store, and discuss how editors can best position themselves for the future.


BREAKOUT SESSIONS
10:00 - 10:45

Breakout Session I
Individual Performance Develop Plans
Claudia Welburn - Account Manager, Editorial Office Limited

How to get the most out of your annual appraisal and the use of performance development plans. These can always find us rolling our eyes and thinking what can I write this year! With some useful tools and ideas this sometimes dry subject can provide you with direction and allows you to set your own goals.


Breakout Session II
Tendering / Acquisitions / RfP: Acquiring New Business
Simon Rallison - Director of Scientific Programmes

Most of the world’s leading journals are owned by learned societies. Access to the journal can be a benefit offered to society members but more importantly publishing research is a key charitable activity and, unless it’s seriously mis-managed, the journal provides a major revenue stream.

Some societies, usually large ones with a portfolio of journals, have their own publishing operations but the majority partner with commercial publishers. The publishers compete for society contracts, looking for titles that would add lustre, or at least bulk, to their own lists. Their courtship displays to the society show off the quality of their own lists, the author and reader services they provide, their marketing power, their integrity and financial stability, their vision and, above all, the depth of their pockets.

This talk explains the competition process, what the society and the publisher are looking for in one another, and what it takes to win a publishing contract.


Breakout Session III
Applications of Metrics
Peter Shelley - Kudos
Jean Liu - AltMetric
Ian Potter - Clarivate Analytics
José Oliveira, PhD - Editor-in-Chief, Small

A highly competitive research environment with increasingly limited research funding has created a “Publish or Perish” attitude among scientists who are judged on the quantity rather than quality of their research articles. This presentation provides a brief overview of current trends and challenges in scientific publishing, some ethical considerations, how publishers and authors interact and influence each other, and how the publishing arena is being transformed. Tips will be presented on what aspects of preparation and presentation to focus on from an editor’s and referee’s perspective, with the focus on the prescreening process, and hints for increasing the discoverability of a paper after publication.



10:45 - 11:15
Networking Break with Exhibitors


BREAKOUT SESSIONS (REPEATED)
11:15 - 12:00

Breakout Session I
Individual Performance Develop Plans
Claudia Welburn - Account Manager, Editorial Office Limited

How to get the most out of your annual appraisal and the use of performance development plans. These can always find us rolling our eyes and thinking what can I write this year! With some useful tools and ideas this sometimes dry subject can provide you with direction and allows you to set your own goals.


Breakout Session II
Tendering / Acquisitions / RfP: Acquiring New Business
Simon Rallison - Director of Scientific Programmes

Most of the world’s leading journals are owned by learned societies. Access to the journal can be a benefit offered to society members but more importantly publishing research is a key charitable activity and, unless it’s seriously mis-managed, the journal provides a major revenue stream.

Some societies, usually large ones with a portfolio of journals, have their own publishing operations but the majority partner with commercial publishers. The publishers compete for society contracts, looking for titles that would add lustre, or at least bulk, to their own lists. Their courtship displays to the society show off the quality of their own lists, the author and reader services they provide, their marketing power, their integrity and financial stability, their vision and, above all, the depth of their pockets.

This talk explains the competition process, what the society and the publisher are looking for in one another, and what it takes to win a publishing contract.


Breakout Session III
Applications of Metrics
Peter Shelley - Kudos
Jean Liu - AltMetric
Ian Potter - Clarivate Analytics
José Oliveira, PhD - Editor-in-Chief, Small

A highly competitive research environment with increasingly limited research funding has created a “Publish or Perish” attitude among scientists who are judged on the quantity rather than quality of their research articles. This presentation provides a brief overview of current trends and challenges in scientific publishing, some ethical considerations, how publishers and authors interact and influence each other, and how the publishing arena is being transformed. Tips will be presented on what aspects of preparation and presentation to focus on from an editor’s and referee’s perspective, with the focus on the prescreening process, and hints for increasing the discoverability of a paper after publication. 



12:15 - 13:15
Tools of the Open Science Trade: How to Facilitate Preregistration and Other Best Practices
David Mellor - Project Manager, Center for Open Science

The purpose of this session is to provide practical examples, suggested workflows, and tools that managing editors can use when implementing open science initiatives. Beyond open access, these tools will focus on making parts of the research workflow more transparent, such as underlying datasets, analytical code, and decisions that researchers make before and after collecting the data. These tools will help to reduce bias and to make the reported research easier to replicate. The session will include demos, cover FAQs, and is designed to provide those in attendance with practical next steps.

13:15 - 13:130
Closing Remarks


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