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Tony Alves, Director of Product Management at Aries Systems Corporation in the United States: Tony has worked in STM publishing since 1989 and has focused on electronic publishing for the past twenty five years, designing online learning products and workflow management software. Tony joined Aries Systems in 2001 to manage the development and rollout of the Editorial Manager system and is responsible for designing new features and functions for the EM/PM system, as well as assisting in defining the strategic direction of the company including new product ideas and new market opportunities. Before that he served as Publisher at HealthStream, Inc., a leading provider of online educational tools for healthcare organizations; and at SilverPlatter Education, an early developer of multimedia products for physicians on CD-ROM and the Internet. Tony also worked at Harvard University, where he was an Assistant Managing Editor for the journal Circulation Research; and CV Mosby, assisting an Acquisitions Editor in the professional medical textbook department.

Tony is a member of and/or actively participates in several professional societies, such as the Council of Science Editors (CSE), the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), the International Society for Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE), the International Association of STM Publishers (STM), the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and FORCE11.



Kent R. Anderson is the CEO of RedLink. He is a past-President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, the founder of “The Scholarly Kitchen,” and has been Publisher for Science, the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, and Publishing Director for the New England Journal of Medicine.



Elizabeth Blalock has been Managing Editor of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology since 2002. Previously, she managed the Journal Endocrinology. Elizabeth is a founding member of the International Society for Managing and Technical Editors, and she served as its President from 2010-2011. She has been a member of the Council of Science Editors since 1998 and currently serves as co-chair for its Short Course on Publication Ethics. Elizabeth has spoken on peer review management and reporting as well as managing change and publication ethics for these and other international organizations. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and she earned a Master's degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.



Adrianna Borgia earned her BA in English from New York University and her Master’s Degree in Publication Management from Drexel University. It was during her studies at Drexel that she first joined Elsevier as a Journal Manager in 2010, managing the production process of titles such as Gastroenterology and Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (both of the American Gastroenterological Association). After 3 years, she was promoted to the position of Assistant Team Leader, which gave her the added responsibility of training new hires and assisting with the implementation of key department initiatives, including Lean Six Sigma and continuous improvement projects. In 2016, she was promoted to Team Leader and currently supervises a team of Journal Managers who are responsible for the successful production of more than 15 society-owned journals, including Journal of the American Dental Association, Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, and Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography.



Emma Brink is an Editor at Wiley, serving as publication manager for a portfolio of society journals in the Health Sciences. She is an active volunteer with the Society for Scholarly Publishing, serving as co-chair of their Early Career Subcommittee and winning their Emerging Leader award last year.



Shaun Halloran has 18 years of experience in the scientific publishing world as a publisher, a consultant, and a publishing services provider, and he has proven expertise in editorial, production, and publishing technology operations. Shaun has a demonstrated ability for implementing state-of-the-art journal workflows, identifying new technology trends to streamline processes and enhance content, and for developing strategic relationships and partnerships with publishers and vendors.



Laura Harvey is Head of Publisher Relations at Publons, working with publishers, reviewers, editors and authors to get the most out of Publons' industry-leading recognition platform. She has over seven years of industry experience in STM publishing, and a background in Chemistry.



Anna Jester joined eJournalPress in 2010 as the Director of Sales & Marketing. Working for a software company providing highly customizable manuscript submission and peer review, production tracking, and billing systems has led to many fascinating conversations. Anna enjoys dialogue about functionality and workflows, provides demonstrations and presentations, and attends various industry meetings. Anna currently serves as a member of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) Membership Committee, as a member of the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE) Poster Committee, and as President of the Council of Science Editors (CSE).



Jacob Kendall-Taylor was hired in 2007 as an Editorial Assistant in the Processing Department of PNAS and became the manager of the team four years later. In the summer of 2013, he began overseeing the Project Support Specialist who troubleshoots submission system issues. He works daily with programmers in following up on reported issues and answering enhancement-related questions. While overseeing processing and the submission system, he works on system enhancement requests and comes up with ways to improve the submission process deriving from his own experience and from ideas shared by staff, authors, and members of the Academy.



Stephanie Kinnan is the Assistant Managing Editor of Clinical Publications for the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. For the past four years, she has assisted in the management of ASGE’s flagship journal, Gatrointestinal Endoscopy, and last year took over the managing editor role for ASGE’s new Open Access journal, VideoGIE. Stephanie joined the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors in 2015 and has been very active in the society since then. She became Co-Editor-in-Chief of Editorial Office News in 2017 and previously served in the roles of Associate Editor and Section Editor. Stephanie looks forward to continuing to serve ISMTE through her work with EON.



Monica Leigh joined KWF Editorial in 2011. She leads a team of managing editors who manage high-volume journals by using web-based workflow tracking systems. Additionally, Monica assists clients in improving their protocols for greater efficiency and training purposes. An expert user of Editorial Manager, she has assisted client transitions from other management systems, providing broader insight into process handling and system configuration. She has managed a variety of tasks including editorial workflows, peer review management, production, proofreading, and chasing, while providing submission systems expertise. Monica regularly attends professional industry conferences to stay current with best practices. Prior to working for KWF Editorial, Monica was board president for multiple organizations, served as a staff writer for a university president, taught language arts and SAT/ACT prep courses, worked for a book publisher, was a journalist for a local newspaper, and was a curricula writer for a literary textbook. She holds a BA in writing seminars, with a minor in psychology, from The Johns Hopkins University.



Jen Mavzer is a co-founder of the Coronis Group, a consultancy that provides data-driven guidance to research-media producers. Her work explores the intersection of open research, publishing, and technology, with a wonky focus on data integrity, interoperability, citation, and visualization. She has more than 15 years of experience in scholarly communications, serving in various editorial roles with Weill Medical College, Nature Publishing Group, Genome Technology, and the Journal of Trauma. She lives in Denver.



Meghan McDevitt is the Managing Editor of The Journal of Pediatrics based in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the previous Editor of EON (2014-2016) and has been involved with the ISMTE since 2011. In addition to her role as Treasurer, Meghan oversees the focus area of Peer Organizations, which aims to develop and maintain relationships with similar groups. She serves as the ISMTE representative on the Peer Review Week steering committee and is co-chair of the Peer Review Week International Outreach Committee. Meghan attended the University of Dayton, graduating with degrees in English and French. After teaching high school English in France for one year, Meghan began her career in scholarly publishing as an editorial assistant for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the official journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.



Lindsey Mitchell. has been working in academic publishing for the past five years, though her love of graphic design stretches back even further. Assisting authors with producing high-quality images, as well as improving their experience with this common frustration in the publishing process, has quickly become one of her passions. Her interests also include screening images for manipulation, and she dreams of the day when statistical-software programs will be able to export easily to EPS. Outside of the office she enjoys backpacking, playing classical guitar, and running her own YouTube channel.



Sven Molter has 12 years experience in the industry and has been with ScholarOne since 2009. He started as a Client Implementation Manager where he worked with clients using the ScholarOne Abstracts Platform. Sven joined the Product Management team in early 2018 after several years managing the Tier 2 Customer Care team for ScholarOne. Prior to working with ScholarOne he worked as the Senior Manager of Meetings, Membership and Education (Society of Behavioral Medicine) at Executive Director Incorporated where he oversaw the Annual Meeting planning process.



Kristen Overstreet earned her undergraduate degree in English and Journalism from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 1997. She began working with the Journal for the Society of Pediatric Nurses (now Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing) as the editorial assistant in 1998 and became the managing editor in 2006. In 2007, Ms. Overstreet became a managing editor full time, handling five titles, and joined the board of directors for ISMTE, becoming the founding editor of the society's publication, EON. She is now a senior partner with Origin Editorial, LLC.



Eric Pesanelli is the Editorial Art Manager for The American Physiological Society publications department, Eric is directly involved in crafting internal procedures and workflows to deal directly with the ethical issue of figure manipulation. With all types of ethical cases on the rise, the APS decided to move to a more proactive position: adding resources, defining policy and procedures, actively investigating all cases of potential misconduct and developing education programs. Eric and his staff work closely with the APS Associate Publisher, in a concerted effort to reduce the amount of figure manipulation issues in APS journals.



Heather Tierney - After completing her Ph.D. in Chemistry, Heather joined the American Chemical Society (ACS) in 2010. In her time at ACS, Heather has worked as Managing Editor for the journals ACS Nano, Nano Letters, Accounts of Chemical Research, and Chemical Reviews. In 2016, Heather undertook a new role at ACS, as Managing Editor, Journals and Ethics Policy, and in 2018 she takes on the role of Manager, Publication Ethics. Heather helps to provide guidance on publication ethics and policy in accordance with industry standards as set by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and other external agencies. Heather is also a member of the COPE Council.







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