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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 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

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

In this session, we'll quickly go over the basics of AI. 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

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

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


17:00 - 17:50
Vendor Breakout Sessions

 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
 


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


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


Breakout Session III
Applications of Metrics
Charlie Rapple - Co-Founder and Marketing Director, Kudos
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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