OnDemand Training: Membership and Mission

An Introduction to Society and Association Publishing

Membership and Mission: An Introduction to Society and Association Publishing


This training seminar will provide attendees with a broad overview of society and association publishing, giving them the “quick start” they need to grasp the mission and role of these publishers and their challenges and goals within the broader context of the academic ecosystem. The session program is composed of several “modules” covering the major facets of society and association publishing:

  • Welcome: What Is Society Publishing?
    • Janine Chiappa McKenna, American Anthropological Association
    • Robert Harington, American Mathematical Society 
  • Engaging and Growing Membership
    • Anna Jester, eJournal Press
    • Tricia Miller, Annual Reviews
  • Working with Partners
    • Mercedes Simoncelli, Wolters Kluwer
    • Swapna Padhye, Wiley
    • Nate Smith, American Accounting Association
  • Publishing Models and Open Access
    • Angela Cochran, ASCO
    • Willa Liburd Tavernier, Indiana University Libraries
    • Matt Giampoala, AGU
  • Business Models
    • Vida Damijonaitis, JAMA
    • Chelsea Tharp, BioOne
  •  Books and Other Non-Journal Publications
    • Simone Taylor, AIP Publishing
    • Barrett Winston, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Toward More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Societies and Associations
    • Randy Townsend, PLOS
    • Patricia Baskin, Executive Editor, American Academy of Neurology

Featuring speakers from a broad range of societies, the program has been designed especially for earlier- to mid-career professionals currently working in scholarly publishing and hoping to gain a more rounded perspective on the society and association publishing environment. It will also be useful to partners and service providers wishing to enhance their understanding of the critical role that societies and associations play within their disciplines and within scholarly communications more broadly. 


The OnDemand Video Content Library is the “anywhere, anytime” source for scholarly communications professionals to learn about timely topics and recent developments in scholarly publishing. This asynchronous learning platform offers a variety of recorded video content that users can access when it’s convenient for them. Some content is free to view on the platform and is denoted by an open lock icon.  

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Registration Pricing: 

Single user, access for 6 months from time of registration
SSP Member Registration - $200
Non-member Registration - $250
Low/Middle Income Country Member Registration (as classified by World Bank) - $120
Low/Middle Income Country Non-Member Registration (as classified by World Bank) - $135
Librarian/Student/Retired/Researcher/Funder – $135

Residents of countries classified as low, lower middle, or upper middle on the World Bank List of Economies quality for a discounted registration rate.  Select the Main Registration type and the discount is applied to registrations for attendees residing in any country that is not classified “high income.” 

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6/1/2022 - 12/31/2022
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