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North American Conference
The Drake Hotel
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Lisa Pelzek-Braun, Managing Editor, Journal of Palliative Medicine, Ohio Health Home Care
I joined ISMTE last year, though I've I’ve followed the organization since 2012, and was excited to attend my first conference this year. I’m not new to the field – been Managing Editor of Journal of Palliative Medicine since the inception in 1997 – but lack peer connection and work largely in a vacuum within a healthcare system. I learned so much in a short time at the North American Conference in Durham, NC. My biggest take-aways were the evolutions in publishing: open peer review, open research, AI and Blockchain. The discussion on Plan S was also thought-provoking. Another wonderful component of this meeting – the speakers are the members and so accessible: had a lively discussion at breakfast with a speaker and other members on Day 2 about the previous day’s sessions on the variances and definitions of Editorial Boards. Nice to spend time with colleagues who speak my language.
Jocelyn Dawson, Journals Marketing Manager, Duke University Press
I just attended my first ISMTE meeting. Although I work in journals marketing and many conference attendees come from an editorial background, I was thrilled to find an abundance of interesting content relevant to my work. I learned about new tools in the journals world and attended sessions on generally helpful professional topics (career, inclusion). The environment is collegial, and the conference was a great place to meet other people who care about the work of journal publishing.