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.


Dr. Phill Jones is a technologist, entrepreneur, product leader, strategic analyst, and consultant. His current role is co-founder, digital and technology at MoreBrains Cooperative, where he acts as a principal consultant for a range of clients in open science infrastructure, scholarly publishing, and digital product innovation.

Immediately prior to MoreBrains, Phill was running his own independent consultancy called Double L Digital. Previously, Phill was the CTO at Emerald Publishing and before that, he held a series of roles at Digital Science, including Director of Publishing Innovation and a senior role in the consultancy division. He was also the first Editorial Director at Journal of Visualized Experiments.

He’s a member of the Learned Publishing Editorial Board and volunteers on the SSP annual conference committee and funder task force. He’s also a member of the advisory board for the Researcher to Reader conference and a judge for the Karger Vesalius Innovation Awards.

In a former life, Phill was a cross-disciplinary researcher at Imperial College, London, UK Atomic Energy Authority, and Harvard Medical school. His career spanned plasma physics, biomedical engineering, and neuroscience.


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.

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