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STM Association Early Career Publishers Networking Event

Where do you see yourself developing your (future) career in publishing, and what skills will you need to get there? Get the answers you need from key publishing professionals at theSTM Association’s Early Career Publishers Networking Event at the Digital Science offices in Boston.The event is on 18th June 2015 at 5:30pm, at the Digital Science offices in Cambridge, MA.


Format: Panel of speakers, questions from the audience, with complimentary beer, wine and refreshments.


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

Panel Speakers

 Joanne Sheppard is the Vice President of Business Development for Cell Press. Her role is a mix: business strategy, sales, marketing, product development, finance and “new stuff.” She is passionate about how to help scientists engage with the literature in a way that is enjoyable and informative and care deeply about content presentation and ease of use. She manages the web development team at Cell, the strategy for Cell.com, and innovation processes for the organization.

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 is Head of Publisher Outreach at Digital Science, where he works to improve understanding amongst publishers of the types of products and services that Digital Science and it’s various portfolio companies offer. Working particularly closely with ReadCube, Altmetric, Figshare, and Overleaf, Phill supports marketing and sales efforts through industry engagement, public speaking, conference participation and educational efforts.

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.

STM is the leading global trade association for academic and professional publishers. It has over 120 members in 21 countries who each year collectively publish nearly 66% of all journal articles and tens of thousands of monographs and reference works. STM members include learned societies, university presses, private companies, new starts and established players.





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