Early Career Development Podcast

by Society for Scholarly Publishing

The Society for Scholarly Publishing’s (SSP’s) Career Development Committee has launched a podcast series for early career publishing professionals. Co-hosted by Meredith Adinolfi (Cell Press) and Sara Grimme (Digital Science), the podcast series offers advice and discussion on how early career publishing professionals can add to their skill sets, develop networks, and take advantage of opportunities. The series presents interv ...   ...  Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Episode 16: Interview with SSP President Randy Townsend

    Episode 16: Interview with SSP President Randy Townsend

    In this episode of SSP’s Early Career Development Podcast, host Meredith Adinolfi (Cell Press) is joined by SSP’s current president, Randy Townsend. Randy is the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of the GW Journal of Ethics in Publishing and is an Adjunct Professor of the MPS in Publishing program in the College of Professional Studies at George Washington University. Meredith and Randy discuss Randy’s presidency so far, his plans for 2024, and his perspectives on the critical role of early career professionals (ECPs) in our industry.

  • Episode 15: A Primer on Publishing Operations from Books & Journals Perspectives

    Episode 15: A Primer on Publishing Operations from Books & Journals Perspectives

    This episode of SSP’s Early Career Development Podcast serves as a primer on publishing operations in the scholarly publishing landscape- what does it mean, why is it important, and what does a typical day in this space look like? Midori Baer (PNAS) and Anne Flegel (Oxford University Press) address these questions and more.

  • Episode 14: Open Access Update–A Run-Down of the OSTP Nelson Memo with Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe

    Episode 14: Open Access Update–A Run-Down of the OSTP Nelson Memo with Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe

    This episode of SSP’s Early Career Development Podcast serves as a current refresh on the Open Access funding landscape, and, more specifically on the 2022 White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Nelson Memo. Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe (University Library, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) briefly overviews the memo, next steps, implications, and more.

  • Episode 13: Industry Primer- Books Within the Scholarly Publishing Landscape

    Episode 13: Industry Primer- Books Within the Scholarly Publishing Landscape

    This episode of SSP’s Early Career Development Podcast serves as a primer on the books side of scholarly publishing- the commissioning and editorial process, content types, and how these processes differ between books and journals. Ben Denne, Director of Academic Publishing for Books at Cambridge University Press, addresses these questions and more.

  • Episode 12: Interview with SSP President Miranda Walker

    Episode 12: Interview with SSP President Miranda Walker

    In this episode of SSP’s Early Career Development Podcast, Meredith Adinolfi (Cell Press) speaks to SSP President Miranda Walker (Associate Director, Medical Journals, Wolters Kluwer). In addition to reviewing the highlights of her presidency thus far and looking ahead to 2023, Miranda delves into the role of early career professionals (ECPs) in the industry and within SSP directly. Miranda and Meredith discuss the benefits of organizations like SSP to ECPs, and opportunities that Miranda has been able to take advantage of on her own career path. Read more on The Scholarly Kitchen.