On Friday, May 31, Danielle Cooper and Christine Wolff-Eisenberg are presenting on “Examining Scholars’ Perspectives on Publishing” at the Society for Scholarly Publishing Annual Meeting in San Diego, California. They will be joined on the panel by Angela Gibson (Modern Language Association), Lisa Hinchliffe (University of Illinois Urbana Champaign),  and JoJo Karlin (CUNY Grad Center). The panel will run from 1:45 – 2:45 pm. For more information and to register, please see the SSP website.

About the panel

A deep understanding of academics’ research activities is essential to ensuring that publishers are responsive to grand challenges and emerging trends in the scholarly communications landscape. The session weaves together evidence on these important topics with audience engagement. Findings from a series of studies on scholars’ perceptions of publishing and their evolving communications needs in a variety of fields will be presented alongside the personal testimony of a junior scholar working on a publishing tool at the forefront of the digital humanities. At critical junctures in the session, attendees will be invited to directly engage with these findings through a series of exercises to consider how their perceptions of scholarly practice and relationships with scholars inform their work, and to identify what unmet needs scholars have in these areas.