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An Online Discussion Forum for the Scholarly Publishing Community

KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd. and PubFactory are once again opening our virtual platform community group series to the wider scholarly publishing field on Industry Day from 9:00 am–12:00 pm ET (2–5pm BST; 3–6pm CEST) on Wednesday, October 11, 2023. We have lined up a stellar list of KGL and external publishing experts to deliver the business intelligence you need to know during these challenging times.

Join us for a half-day online seminar of insights, discussion, and practical takeaways on OSTP implications one year later, strategies for increasing quality submissions, embracing DEI, experimenting with AI in publishing, advancing SDGs, and more. We invite you to check out the agenda and click below to watch the recorded sessions from #PubFactory2023 Industry Day!

Virtual Series: Industry Day, Wednesday, October 11, 2023

All times shown in US Eastern Daylight Time

Time Topic
9:00 am OSTP and Public Access: One Year Later
Cara Rivera of KGL interviews Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library and Chef at The Scholarly Kitchen on the evolving implications of last year’s US policy memo recommending free and immediate access to all federally funded research.
9:30 Data-Driven Strategies for Increasing High-Quality Submissions
KGL Consulting’s Annette Hager leads a discussion with Christian Kohler of the American Diabetes Association and Scott Chernoff of AAAS on how citation analysis can inform editorial decision making and attract greater volumes of impactful content.
10:15 Break
10:30 DEI Across the Publishing World
Scholarly and educational publishing experts, Amy King and Vanessa Vaughn of KGL describe how journal, K-12, and higher ed content providers are paying new attention to bias awareness, diversity in editorial boards, and inclusive representation in published content.
11:00 Getting Real with AI
In this tag-team session, we will review use cases, successes, and even botched trials of artificial intelligence applications in publishing. Alex Kahler of KGL Editorial will cover explorations of AI in peer review; Waseem Andrabi of KGL Learning Solutions will discuss applications in copyediting and alt-text descriptions; and Gillian Shasby of JNSPG will describe an experiment with a “conversational manuscript” using ChatGPT.
11:40 Tackling Global Social Challenges through Technology
Tim Williams of Edward Elgar Publishing and Victoria Pittman of Bristol University Press share how their organizations are optimizing content delivery to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
12:00 pm Conclusion

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