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.


Date, Theme & Venue

Date: 9.30 am - 4pm, 8th November 2017

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

Venue: United States Institute of the Peace (USIP)



The event is tailored to accommodate the needs of different disciplines. Please click on the relevant link below to register based on your journal or society’s research field.


Speaker highlights

With an exciting agenda focusing on the science and art of research communication, the day will feature presentations and discussions on:


Storytelling: Sense-Making and Science Communication
Liz Neeley

Liz Neeley
Liz is the Executive Director of The Story Collider. She has spent a decade helping researchers understand and apply communications advice about public engagement. Her expertise includes the science of science communication, social media, and science journalism in the US and UK. Liz built her teaching career at COMPASS as the Assistant Director of Science Outreach, training hundreds of scientists of all career stages. Before that, she earned practical experience in coral reef conservation in Fiji and Papua New Guinea, and policy experience in international trade policy for deep-sea corals. Liz is a marine biologist by training. She studied the evolution of color patterns in tropical reef fishes. That grounding in sensory biology and communication theory influence her to this day. She is a member of the advisory board of Ensia magazine. Find her on twitter at @LizNeeley.


Research integrity case studies, best practice,
and Committee on Publication Ethics guidelines
Deborah Poff and Michael Magoulias

Deborah Poff
Deborah is the Vice Chair and Chair-Elect for the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). She has held multiple administrative head roles at Universities, as well as numerous editorial positions on academic journals. In 2016, she was awarded the Order of Canada for her work in universities and for increasing educational opportunities for Aboriginal people.


Michael Magoulias
Michael is a Council Member for COPE. He began his publishing life as a sub-editor on British Vogue and Tatler. His subsequent career has been devoted to academic and professional publishing. Since April 2012, he has served as Director of the Journals Division of the University of Chicago Press. He is a graduate of Merton College, Oxford, where he read Modern History.



The importance of ORCID implementation,
and how it benefits individual researchers and journal development
Alice Meadows

Alice Meadows
Alice is Director of Community Engagement & Support for ORCID, whose vision is a world where all who participate in research, scholarship, and innovation are uniquely identified and connected with their contributions and affiliations across disciplines, borders, and time. She is responsible for bringing together the why (communications and marketing for ORCID) with the what and the how (technical support). Prior to joining ORCID, Alice held a number of senior marketing and communications roles at Wiley and, before that, Blackwell Publishing. She currently serves on the board of the Society for Scholarly Publishing and is a regular contributor to The Scholarly Kitchen and other scholarly communications blogs. She received the 2016 ALPSP award for contribution to scholarly publishing.


Data sharing policy and best practices
- Dr Dina Paltoo & Patricia Cruse

Dr. Dina Paltoo
Dina is the Director of the Division of Scientific Data Sharing Policy at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Division that she directs, among other activities, oversees NIH policy efforts in scientific data sharing and management, and genomics in health, including management of NIH’s genomic data sharing policy, implementation and governance. Dina began her tenure at NIH as an NCI Cancer Prevention Fellow, and has held a number of NIH roles since then. Prior to joining NIH, she taught at Howard University and Morgan State University. Dina received her Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics from the Howard University College of Medicine and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cellular biophysics and biochemistry at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She also earned an M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


Patricia Cruse
Trisha is the Executive Director of DataCite, a leading provider of DOIs for data (over 8 million) to help the research community locate, identify, and cite research data with confidence. She works with over 1200 data centers from 24 countries. Trisha’s experience is in leading sustainable programs and initiatives to create user-facing data services and products. In overseeing the development of various data services, she is dedicated to developing services that truly meet the community’s needs, continuously engaging with the community of users, creating incentives for uptake, connecting with other initiatives to increase impact, and creating services that have a clear path to sustainability.


Speakers will also include editor representatives from various disciplines who will be sharing case studies and best practice with all attendees. Read the relevant agenda below for more details:


We look forward to welcoming you at our event. Places are limited, so please do register as soon as you can to avoid disappointment. See you in Washington DC!


Note: If you're looking for accommodation for the event, we have reserved a block of rooms at the State Plaza Hotel between the 7th and 9th of November. Please visit this page to take advantage of our discounted group booking rate.

Published: September 29, 2017 | Author: Emma Cianchi, Communications Executive | Category: Front page, News and ideas | Tagged with: