STM Spring Conference 2013
Proactive Scholarly Publishing: New Business Models, Partners and Customer Relationships

Event Summary Report

For those who could not attend the event, a summary report is available for download.

Comments from the 2012 STM Spring Conference

"Useful on many levels. Nice mix of our partners: researchers/authors and librarians."

"Taking back suggestions to the office"

"It was all encompassing of publishers, librarians, and researchers"

"Always great to have the opportunity to take time out and connect to colleagues. 

"Great conference! Liked variety of topics; speakers. All relevant."

"The “Meet the Researchers” session was brilliant."

Join your colleagues, business partners and industry experts at the STM Spring conference

  • High-level information, data, insights, forecasts and lively discussions
  • Speakers from within and outside publishing providing practical examples and take-aways
  • Thought-provoking insights and discussion on emerging global business issues
  • And much more.


Preliminary Program


Tuesday, April 30


Welcome Reception at the Washington Marriott




Wednesday, May 1




Welcome & Introduction
Andrea Powell, Executive Director, Publishing, CABI



Gold Open Access, UK-style: the issues around being an early mover
Graham Taylor
, recently Director of Educational, Academic and Professional Publishing at the UK Publishers Association, now an independent consultant at The Long Game.




Early Career Researchers at Work

Three early career researchers relate on how they discover, use, and incorporate the scientific literature into their research projects, and detail the good, the bad, and the ugly of of what is currently at their disposal.

Moderator: Daniel Kulp, Editorial Director, American Physical Society


Amber Stuver, Data Analysis and EPO Scientist at the LIGO Livingston Observatory in Louisiana.


Filipa Godoy-Vitorino, PHD, Research Professor, Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Metropolitan Campus.


Antwan Jones, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, The George Washington University, Washington, D. C.




Introduction to the Afternoon

Gerry Grenier, Senior Director, Publishing Technologies, IEEE


Funder perspectives on the role of publishers: a forum
Moderator: H. Frederick Dylla
Executive Director and CEO, American Institute of Physics


Fund Ref: A Funder-Publisher Collaboration
Sharon M. Jordan

Begun as a pilot project in March 2012, the FundRef initiative responded to the need to provide improved collection and display of funder attribution for research reported in scholarly publications. The pilot, facilitated by CrossRef, included seven publishers and four funding agencies working collaboratively toward a community-wide solution. Having demonstrated feasibility during the pilot, a final report with findings and recommendations was very recently issued, and the CrossRef board approved moving forward with implementation of FundRef as a CrossRef service.


Horizon 2020: The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

José Cotta, European Commission, D. G. Connect, Head of Unit C3, Digital Science


Myron P. Gutmann, Ph.D

Assistant Director, National Science Foundation

Directorate for the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences




Update on ORCID

The ORCID Registry is live and over 100,000 researchers have created an iD. Registrations are coming in directly and via a number of integration sites in manuscript tracking systems, repositories, other ID providers, and through social media.  ORCID is quickly becoming an integral part of the research and scholarly ecosystem. Co-founder Howard Ratner (CTO, Executive VP for Nature Publishing Group) will provide the latest information on this growing initiative. 


Flash Session – Peer Review, Payment & Analytics
Moderator: Rachel Burley, Vice President and Director, Open Access, Wiley-Blackwell


Jason Priem, co-founder ImpactStory


Peerage of Science
Janne-Tuomas Seppänen, Founder and Managing Director


Keith Collier
, MEd, Co-founder

Plum Analytics

Mike Buschman, Director of Product Management


EBSCO Information Services
Robert Schoenvogel, Director of Operations, EIS


Reception at the hotel



Thursday, May 2


Coffee and Networking


Introduction to the morning & keynote

Michael Magoulias, Director, Journals, University of Chicago Press



Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Scholarly Communication, Modern Language Association. Visiting Research Professor, Department of English, New York University. Professor of Media Studies (on leave) Pomona College. Author of Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy.




Our New Customer Relationships: What do they expect?
This session will explore the new and changing roles and behaviors of our customers. Research will be presented postulating how customer behavior and expectations vary between roles (librarian, author, editor) and by specialty.  The speakers, representing various customer roles, will respond to those postulates and offer additional insights into their expectations as customers, challenging publishers to meet those needs in new and creative ways.


Moderator: Ann Michael, President, Delta Think, Inc.


Simon Inger
Principal, Simon Inger Consulting Ltd


Julie Kane
Head of Technical Services, Sweet Briar College Library, Sweet Briar, Virginia


Steven Bachrach
Dr. D.R. Semmes Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas


Angela Carreño
Head, Collections Development, New York University Division of Libraries.



Flash Session: Social Media for Scientists & Content as Commodity - Buying, Renting and Licensing Content


Moderator: Jayne Marks, Vice President, Publishing, Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research


CCC: Content sales and rental at point-of-content

Matthew Pedersen, Senior Manager, Rights Relations

Heather Ruland Staines, VP, Publisher Development

ReadCube: Diversification of business models and the role of patron driven acquisition for academic serials'

Phill Jones, VP for Business Development, Labtiva, Inc.

Sheenagh McCarthy, Sage Publications

Anne Meneghetti, EPOCRATES


Close of conference

Andrea Powell, Executive Director, Publishing, CABI

12:30 – 13:00

STM Members Forum: Update on issues of importance to members



Program Committee

Rachel Burley, Vice President and Director, Open Access, Wiley Blackwell
Daniel Kulp, Editorial Director, American Physical Society
Michael Magoulias, Director, Journals, University of Chicago Press
Jayne Marks, Vice President, Publishing, Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research
Ann Michael, President, DeltaThink, LLC
Eefke Smit, Director, Standards & Technology, STM
Janice Kuta, Director, Membership & Marketing, STM


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