Early Career Publishers Networking Event

Registration now available on-site at Davenport Building. Please allow a few extra minutes to register on the evening.

  • Where do you see yourself developing your (future) career in publishing?
  • What skills will you need to get there?

The answers you need will be provided by key publishing professionals at that STM Early Careers Publishers networking event.

Presentations, Q&A, debate, networking + complimentary wine, beer, refreshments and nibbles.



Amy Brand, VP Academic and Research Relations, and VP North America at Digital Science

Panel Speakers

Joanne Sheppard is the Vice President of Strategy and Investments for Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a media group dedicated to science and education. In this capacity, she is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the business, product development and acquisition, as well as the innovation processes.

Joanne has presented at conferences and universities worldwide, including Tools of Change, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Harvard Medical School. 


Andreas Paminger, Director Operations at De Gruyter, has a BS in Management and Business Administration from Skidmore College and an MBA in Global Business from the Boston College Carroll School of Management. Starting his publishing career at Springer Science+Business Media, Andreas has spent the past four years managing De Gruyter’s global fulfillment, customer service, data quality and general operations activities.


Phill Jones joined Emerald Publishing as CTO in 2018. He has a background in scholarly publishing innovation.

Prior to Emerald, he worked at Digital Science in a variety of positions that involved product development, business intelligence, outreach, and scientometric consultancy.  

Phill was also the first Editorial Director at JoVE. In a former life, Phill was an academic researcher, having held a faculty appointment in Neurology at Harvard Medical School. His PhD is in Atomic and Plasma Physics.



Angela Richardson is an expert in academic journal publishing and journal development. Angela began her career in her native England as a Managing Editor for a prestigious Computer Science journal. After guiding the journal to its place as one of the most respected in its field, Angela moved to Editorial positions at Blackwell Publishing in Oxford and later in Boston, USA. Angela is now Senior Publisher at Wolters Kluwer Health.




Early Career Publishers Committee
The Early Career Publishers Committee is comprised of publishers from STM member companies interested in promoting outreach and engagement with entry level and experienced publishers.

Events Terms and Conditions

Cancellations made in writing up to 30 days before an event are eligible for a 50% refund. No refunds can be made for cancellations received on or after 30 days prior to the event date, however, substitutions may be made free of charge at any time.

Registration fees do not include insurance. Participants are advised to take out adequate personal insurance to cover travel, accommodation, cancellation and personal effects.