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January 30, 2018 | Jodie Bell, Press & Media Relations Manager

Helping your journal hit the headlines in 2018


Did you know there is a dedicated press & media relations team who can provide advice on press communications and work with you to take your most newsworthy journal articles to the press? Here are some of the services the press and media team offer which may benefit your journal.
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January 18, 2018 | Prof Guo Huadong Editor-in-Chief, Big Earth Data

Launching an open data journal: an editor's perspective

Q&A with Guo Huadong, Editor-in-Chief of Big Earth Data


Guo Huadong is a Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI). He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Digital Earth as well as Big Earth Data. He has over 30 years of experience in Earth observation, specializing in radar remote sensing and Digital Earth science, and has published more than 400 papers and sixteen books.…

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January 9, 2018 | Victoria Farrimond, Journals Development Coordinator & Caroline Sutton, Director of Editorial Development

What our new data sharing policies mean for your journal


Taylor & Francis will be introducing a set of new policies on data sharing from 2018.

The basic data sharing policy, which applies across many of our journals, encourages authors to deposit data in a suitable repository, cite it, and include a data availability statement stating where others can access the data.…

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January 8, 2018 | Victoria Farrimond Journals Development Coordinator

Book discount for editors, board members and reviewers


We are pleased to offer all our editors, board members, and reviewers a discount on their purchase of Taylor & Francis Group books (including those under the Routledge, CRC Press, Garland Science, Psychology Press, and Focal Press imprints).
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December 20, 2017 | V. Harini, Journals Peer Review Editor

Do you know about the Doc-to-Doc Comparison feature in Crossref Similarity Check?


Earlier this year, Crossref Similarity Check introduced a new feature – Doc-to-Doc Comparison – which allows users to directly compare a manuscript against another document that may not be in the Crossref Similarity Check database.

Crossref Similarity Check, comparison detection software powered by iThenticate, offers the screening of manuscripts for content similarity to other published work.…

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December 5, 2017 | Lan Murdock, Communications Manager

Highlights from our Scholarly Summit event in Washington


We recently hosted a Scholarly Summit event for journal editors and society representatives based in the US and Canada. The event offered the opportunity to discuss the key issues facing journal editors and learned societies, and network with industry leaders and innovators, fellow editors, early career researchers, learned society representatives, and Taylor & Francis colleagues.…

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November 23, 2017 | Chantal Reilly, Production Editor

Production guidance for special issues and guest editors


Special issues are a great opportunity to invite guest editors to work on your journal and focus on current and exciting topics in the field. To ensure smooth production of the special issue, it is essential that the guest editors are aware of all the journal requirements as early as possible.…

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November 16, 2017 | Alice James, Content Executive

Have you seen our Hive of Knowledge?

Celebrating Taylor & Francis partnerships


We recently launched a new page over at our Author Services site celebrating our network of partners and highlighting the work we are doing to achieve our shared goal of cultivating knowledge and furthering understanding.
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November 8, 2017 | Victoria Farrimond Journals Development Coordinator

Getting your research into parliament

A how-to guide from Taylor & Francis


Our colleagues over at our Author Services site have put together a useful visual guide (right) to demonstrate the paths you and your authors could take to get research into parliament, along with an accompanying post to highlight the benefits that could have for researchers and the public.
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November 1, 2017 | Victoria Farrimond Journals Development Coordinator

Social media 101

Introducing our social media guide for editors


For some, social media is a part of everyday life: sharing events on Facebook, photographs of favourite meals on Instagram, and work successes on LinkedIn. And now, a growing number of academics are also sharing their research and engaging in discussion on social media, particularly on Twitter.…

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October 30, 2017 | Victoria Farrimond Journals Development Coordinator

Tools for quick and effective social media management


Academics are increasingly using social media platforms to share research, and it’s not hard to understand why: it’s quick, easy and – if done right – can have a vast reach. Likewise, more and more editors are turning to social media marketing to promote their journal’s published work, which is not surprising when you consider that it costs nothing, and having an online presence increases your search engine rankings (Google and other search engines now use this as a significant factor in their results).…

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October 26, 2017 | Dr Alasdair Rae Co-Editor-in-Chief, 'Regional Studies, Regional Science'

Four years of open access: my experience as editor

Dr Alasdair Rae reflects on his time editing 'Regional Studies, Regional Science'


Dr Alasdair Rae is an urban and regional analyst for the Urban Studies and Planning department at the University of Sheffield, UK. He is also Co-Editor-in-Chief of the T&F journal Regional Studies, Regional Science (RSRS), alongside Dr Stephen Hincks. The journal was launched in 2014 as fully open access (OA), and it has since enjoyed great success, with its most-viewed article having received over 20,000 hits.…

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October 18, 2017 | James Cleaver, Publisher - Business, Management, Economics & Finance

Should you aim to be 'ranked'?

An insight into the benefits of journal ranking lists


Across a broad range of disciplines, a factor for many authors in deciding where to publish is the indexing and rankings of their journal of choice, such as the Impact Factor or CiteScore. This post, on the other hand, highlights another set of rankings that were originally created for use in the Business & Management community.…

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October 11, 2017 | Victoria Farrimond Journals Development Coordinator

Top takeaways from our Expert View on Managing Reviewers webinar


Whether you’re an experienced editor or new to the game, an aspect of journal management that almost all editors want to improve on is peer review and, in particular, the timeliness of this practice. More often than not, a lot of the delays in the process can be avoided, or at least lessened, by growing and strengthening your pool of potential reviewers.…

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October 11, 2017 | Victoria Farrimond Journals Development Coordinator

Effective & efficient peer review management


When it comes to peer review, there are a multitude of factors to consider: online submission tools and reports, finding and retaining reviewers, and supporting new reviewers through the process. As well as all of this, there are the ethical considerations you must take into account to ensure the peer review process on your journal is as transparent and objective as possible… So, where do you start?…

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September 29, 2017 | Jodie Bell, Press & Media Relations Manager

Upcoming webinar – Engaging with the media: reaching beyond academia


Communicating your journal’s newsworthy research to the media can be a highly effective method of demonstrating the impact your journal, and the work published within it, has within your field, and also the difference it makes to the public and wider society. However, communicating in such a public forum is not always straightforward and can be a challenge, particularly if you’re not familiar with talking to journalists.
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September 29, 2017 | Emma Cianchi, Communications Executive

Fit for the future: the science and art of research communication

A Taylor & Francis Scholarly Summit


Taylor & Francis will be holding a Scholarly Summit event for journal editors and society representatives based in the US and Canada. The event offers the opportunity to discuss the key issues facing journal editors and learned societies, and network with industry leaders and innovators, fellow editors, early career researchers, learned society representatives, and Taylor & Francis colleagues.
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September 21, 2017 | Claire Doffegnies, Communications Executive

Spread the word, spread the support: our 15-minute podcast series

NEW: getting published for the first time


From encouraging people outside of academia to read your work, to exploring the many and varied career paths open to researchers, there’s something for everyone in our podcast series. Created with Vitae – the international program that champions professional development for researchers – the series features interviews from people working in all aspects of research, and offers tips and practical advice that you can pass on to the researchers you work with (and you might even glean some valuable insights yourselves.)
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September 20, 2017 | Prof Robert White Associate Editor, International Journal of Leadership in Education

Running a journal prize for early career researchers

Prof Robert White explores his journal’s ‘Emerging Scholar Competition’ with us


Prof Robert E. White is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada, and the Associate Editor of 'International Journal of Leadership in Education'. In this post, he shares his experiences of establishing and running an early career researcher (ECR) journal prize, and gives advice for other editors interested in doing so.
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September 15, 2017 | Tom Murden Electronic Editorial Systems Coordinator

How to report on your journal’s data using ScholarOne Manuscripts


The primary function of ScholarOne Manuscripts (S1M) is to host and facilitate your journal’s peer review activity. All activity, from the start of the submission process to the point at which an editor makes a decision on a manuscript, is recorded within the system.…

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September 14, 2017 | Dr Mike J Smith Editor-in-Chief, 'Journal of Maps'

The why, what and how of supplementary materials

Dr Mike J. Smith shares his advice and best practice


Dr Mike J. Smith is Editor-in-Chief of the Taylor & Francis publication, Journal of Maps. He has previously written for Editor Resources to reflect on his career as a journal editor, and also to share his experiences of moving to open access.…

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September 13, 2017 | Kathy Robson Editorial Systems Manager

Peer review support for guest editors on your journal


Whilst support documentation and training for new editors is a standard element of the training program on submission systems, what you may not know is we can also offer training and process documentation to your guest editors.  Whether they are handling one special issue or managing a volume, we, the Electronic Editorial Systems team, are on hand to assist.…

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September 12, 2017 | Dr Sally Gainsbury Editor, 'International Gambling Studies'

Creating a clear peer review process: an International Gambling Studies case study

Dr Sally Gainsbury shares her editorial process instructions


Dr Sally Gainsbury is a psychology gambling researcher at the University of Sydney, and Editor of the Taylor & Francis journal, International Gambling Studies. To ensure an efficient editorial process, Dr Gainsbury has composed an extensive guide detailing instructions for Regional Assistant Editors (RAE) on the journal’s board.…

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August 30, 2017 | Emma Cianchi, Communications Executive

Upcoming webinar: Expert View on Managing Reviewers

Join our panel of experts for tools and tips on managing reviewers


In the second episode of our Expert View webinar series, we have lined up a panel of experts to help you explore tips and tools to find and retain reviewers, as well as advice on how to effectively manage the peer review process.
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August 23, 2017 | Victoria Kennelly, Peer Review Systems Coordinator

What do you think of our submission system video tutorials?

User test our upcoming video tutorials for ScholarOne Manuscripts & Editorial Manager


The Peer Review Systems team here at Taylor & Francis have been working on creating a range of short video tutorials to help guide our editors through some of the features on both our ScholarOne Manuscripts and Editorial Manager submissions systems.…

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August 21, 2017 | Katie Williams, Production Team Leader; Lucy Francis, Editorial Office Team Leader; Julie Sutton, Business Analyst & Anna Thompson, Production Editor & Supplier Development Specialist

Introducing the Journals Communication Hub

Offering better support communications for Taylor & Francis authors and editors


In order to improve our service to Authors and Editors we are introducing a query management system, the Journals Communication Hub (JCH), which is based on journal-specific email addresses. Authors and Editors will still have the same contacts for Production and Peer Review Systems but they will just respond from the journal addresses instead of their own email.…

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August 17, 2017 | Elaine Devine, Senior Communications Manager

Article sharing: guiding authors

A how to guide for editors


As a journal editor, you may be asked by researchers submitting their work to your journal about article sharing on publication, whether via email, social media, posting to websites or repositories or to scholarly collaboration networks such as Mendeley. Use our visual guide to understand how researchers can share their work when publishing in a Taylor & Francis and Routledge journal, or read on to understand different article versions and how researchers can share them.
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August 15, 2017 | Dr Till Bruckner Campaigns Manager, Sense about Science

Clinical trial registration and reporting

How the AllTrials campaign is turning good intentions into positive results


Around half of all clinical trials that have been carried out on medicines we use today have never published results. That means that researchers are missing opportunities to explore new areas of research and doctors don’t have access to information they need to be sure they are making the best choices for patients.…

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August 7, 2017 | Dr John Harrison Associate Editor, 'Regional Studies'

Do simpler, shorter titles lead to more readership?

Advice on engaging readers through titles and abstracts


Dr John Harrison is Reader in Human Geography at Loughborough University and is Associate Editor of the Taylor & Francis journal, Regional Studies. Dr Harrison recently appeared on our Expert View of Journal Metrics webinar to advise Editors on how to maximize the impact of the research in their journals. One of the points he put forward to Editors was the importance of working with authors to improve titles and abstracts to bridge the gap between those looking at research and those reading it.
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August 2, 2017 | Prof David Rapp Editor-in-Chief, 'Discourse Processes'

Working with a learned society: an editor's perspective

Q&A with Prof David Rapp on his involvement with Society for Text & Discourse


David Rapp is a Professor in the Department of Psychology in the Weinberg College of Arts and Science, and in the Learning Sciences program in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, Chicago. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Discourse Processes, the official journal of the Society for Text & Discourse (ST&D). We spoke to David Rapp about his involvement with ST&D, the career opportunities it has opened up for him, and for his advice on promoting healthy communication between the Editorial Board, society and Taylor & Francis.
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July 26, 2017 | Dr. Uromi Manage Goodale, Editor-in-Chief, 'Journal of Sustainable Forestry'

The story behind the picture

Dr. Uromi Manage Goodale, M.F.S, Ph.D., talks to us about forestry sustainment


Our newly updated Taylor & Francis Online search bar background showcases Dr. Uromi Manage Goodale, M.F.S. (Masters in Forest Science), Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Sustainable Forestry (JSF), teaching students in a woodland area surrounding Guangxi University, Nanning, China, in May. So, what exactly is going on in the photos? How do early career researchers get into forestry sustainment? And looking beyond publishing, what is the largest threat to our ecosystem, and how has forestry sustainment changed over time? Read on for the full story behind the picture.
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July 21, 2017 | Victoria Farrimond, Journals Development Coordinator & Krystina Sihdu, Press & Media Relations Executive

Expanding the reach of research with The Conversation Africa

Taylor & Francis Group announces new partnership


Taylor & Francis has recently announced a new partnership with The Conversation Africa to help facilitate increasing public engagement with African researchers and their work. By acting as Funding Partner, Taylor & Francis will work with The Conversation Africa to highlight essential African research and offer T&F authors, journal editors, and publishing partners closer links with the African news website.
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July 17, 2017 | Victoria Farrimond Journals Development Coordinator

Top takeaways from our Expert View on Journal Metrics webinar


We were recently joined by a panel of metrics experts for two live webinar sessions designed to provide our editors with an overview of the available usage data, as well offer the chance to answer any burning questions they may have had about the increasing basket of metrics and indexes.…

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July 13, 2017 | Andrew Malekoff Editor, 'Social Work with Groups'

How to build and sustain a healthy readership


Since 1990, Andrew Malekoff has been the Editor of Social Work with Groups, a quarterly journal of community and clinical practice. As well as this, he is the Executive Director of the children’s mental health agency, North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center. …

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July 10, 2017 | Tom Murden Electronic Editorial Systems Coordinator

Introducing the new user interface from ScholarOne Manuscripts


From the 10th July, ScholarOne Manuscripts (S1M) will be rolling out their new release – v4.21. The sole feature of this release is centred around the new User interface (UI) that reviewers will use. We are keen to provide our editors with some insight into this new element of your S1M sites before you see the change across the system:

S1M has described this improvement as ‘new and cleaner’.…
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June 28, 2017 | Victoria Farrimond Journals Development Coordinator

Journal metrics essentials


Since the start of the twentieth century, metrics have become an increasingly important part of both journal publishing and researcher evaluation . With the basket of metrics continually expanding, what exactly do they measure, and how can you use them to your advantage?…

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June 23, 2017 | Dr John Harrison Associate Editor, 'Regional Studies'

Impact is ‘the holy grail’

Getting the most out of metrics


Dr John Harrison is Reader in Human Geography at Loughborough University and is Associate Editor of the Taylor & Francis journal, Regional Studies. In his recent talk at the London Book Fair, he spoke about his need for metrics to help him in his roles as researcher, author and editor. …

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June 22, 2017 | Leila Jones Publishing Manager - Journal Development

Reviewer guidelines and best practice


At Taylor & Francis we understand the importance of an effective review when authors choose to submit their research to one of our journals. We work to establish and sustain peer-review integrity on every journal and a vital part of this means ensuring that reviewers have the appropriate resources to carry out their work as efficiently and effectively as possible. The reviewing process varies from journal to journal, but this guide serves as an overview of what’s involved when becoming a reviewer with a Taylor & Francis journal.
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June 21, 2017 | Emma Cianchi, Communications Executive

Upcoming webinar: Expert View on Journal Metrics

Join our expert panel for an overview of different journal metrics


Our Expert View webinar series covers a range of key topics that matter to journal editors. In the first episode, we have lined up a panel of experts to help you explore the different kinds of metrics available and discuss how you can use them to develop your journal. Find out how you can join in!
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June 20, 2017 | Lan Murdock, Communications Manager

Top takeaways from 2017 Council of Science Editor Annual Meeting


It was a great learning experience for me to attend the 60th anniversary meeting of the Council of Science Editors(CSE) last month. The theme this year was ‘Setting Sail: Navigating the Future of Science Publishing’, looking at the challenges facing science editors during times of great changes in scientific publishing. The two-day program was packed with interesting sessions from peer review innovation to implementation of data policy and new industry standards.
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June 15, 2017 | Victoria Gardner, Head of Researcher Services Development & Siobhán Aldridge, Submission Systems Analysis Manager

Introducing a new and easier way to submit articles – the Research Portal


We are pleased to introduce a modern, easy to use, online submission experience for authors. The ‘Research Portal’ offers a submission process that has been developed with the researcher need and experience at the heart of every design and functionality decision.…

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June 12, 2017 | Dr. Paul Taylor Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Systematic Paleontology

'Quality is not an act; it is a habit': tips for attracting high calibre content


Dr Paul TaylorDr. Paul Taylor is a Merit Researcher at the Natural History Museum and the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Systematic Paleontology, published by Taylor & Francis on behalf of the Natural History Museum, London. The journal has a 2015 Impact Factor score of 3.143 and is ranked 2nd in the Web of Science’s Paleontology journals list.…

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June 7, 2017 | Gayle Woloschak Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Radiation Biology

Meet the Editor: International Journal of Radiation Biology

Q&A with Dr. Gayle Woloschak


Dr. Gayle Woloschak is a Professor of Radiation Oncology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Radiation Biology, published by Taylor & Francis. We caught up with Dr. Woloschak about the journal, the field of radiation biology, and her tips for fellow journal editors.
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June 1, 2017 | Emma Cianchi, Communications Executive & Daniel Pullin, Content Coordinator

Taylor & Francis Online: making your journal more discoverable


If you’ve visited Taylor & Francis Online recently, you may have noticed a few changes. Since the relaunch of our journal platform last year with a refreshed, responsive feel, our digital team has been working hard to make sure research discoverability stays at the forefront of the online experience.…

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June 1, 2017 | Barry Fry, Head of Production Management

CrossMark identification has been added to all published work


Taylor & Francis is a participant in the CrossMark program – a multi-publisher initiative to provide a standard way for readers to locate the authenticated version of a piece of content. To show that we are committed to maintaining the content we publish, and that we adhere to funder requirements to alert readers to potential changes, we have added the CrossMark logo to the first page of all published articles.…

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June 1, 2017 | Helen Opara, Communications Officer

#ShareYourEprints: helping you to help authors increase the reach of their research


Did you know that the authors of articles published in subscription journals get 50 free eprints to share on publication? Sharing them is a great way to highlight their work (and the journal) to their colleagues, peers and friends. Read our five top tips on how to #ShareYourEprints, and point the authors publishing in your journal towards them.
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June 1, 2017 | Emma Cianchi, Communications Executive

Authored Works


All published authors with Taylor & Francis have access to the My Authored Works area of our website. This section of Taylor & Francis Online has recently been redesigned to make it an even more useful resource for authors.
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May 31, 2017 | Aaron Aquilina, Multimedia Coordinator

The story behind the picture

See the famous Washington Memorial in photos on Taylor & Francis Online


Our Taylor & Francis Online search bar background has recently changed and depicts the view over Washington D.C. and the famous Washington Memorial from Holland and Knight, the hosts of April’s Government Relations Academy for National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP). But what exactly is going on in the photos?
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May 18, 2017 | Laura Raines, Marketing Associate

Top takeaways from the 2017 STM Society Day


A group of Taylor & Francis colleagues recently attended STM Society Day, a conference whose mission was to bring Scholarly Society Publishers together to discuss common opportunities and challenges. The sessions covered a range of topics, from using data to understand society members and their needs to the role of societies and scholarly research in the age of fake news.
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