GW Ethics in Publishing Conference

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buff decorative lineThe theme of this year's conference is Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility.

Topics include equity, inclusion, diversity, accessibility, sustainability, peer review, and other issues of ethics in publishing.

Hosted By:
Master of Professional Studies in Publishing program at the George Washington University.

Co-Sponsors:

  • The Association of University Presses (AUPresses)
  • The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP)
  • The Association of American Publishers (AAP)

Cost: Free

Location: Virtual

buff decorative lineConference Schedule*

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 1:00-4:30 p.m. ET
 

1:00-1:15 | Welcome

  • John W. Warren, Director and Associate Professor, Masters of Professional Studies in Publishing, George Washington University


1:15-2:15 | Opening Plenaries

  • The Ethical Imperative of the University Press: Peter Berkery, Executive Director, Association of University Presses
  • Developing a Culture of Dignity at Johns Hopkins University Press: Barbara Kline Pope, Director, Johns Hopkins University Press


2:15-3:00 | Ethics in Peer Review during COVID-19

  • Cheryl Johnson, Publishing Editor, Journals Department, American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Lois Jones, Peer Review Manager, Journals Department, American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Jenna Miley, Peer Review Coordinator, Journals Department, American Psychological Association (APA)


3:15-3:45 | Author Harassment

  • Randy Townsend, Director, Publications Operations, American Geophysical Union
     

3:45-4:30 | Publishing and Inclusive Language

  • Beth Bouloukos, Director at the Amherst College Press and Lever Press
  • Elizabeth Crowley Webber, Senior Production Editor, Georgetown University Press
  • Ana Jimenez-Moreno, Acquisitions Editor, Ohio State University Press

buff decorative lineThursday, October 29, 2020 | 1:00-4:30 p.m. ET

1:00-1:15 | Welcome

  • Puja Telikicherla, Licensing and Subsidiary Rights Manager, American Psychiatric Association Publishing; Adjunct Professor, Masters of Professional Studies in Publishing, George Washington University

1:15-2:15 | Antiracism Toolkit for Allies: Steps, Springboards, and Sparks

  • Niccole Leilanionapae‘aina Coggins, Editorial, Design, and Production Coordinator and Assistant Project Editor, University of Virginia Press
  • Margaret Fraiser, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, American Geophysical Union
  • Randy Townsend, Director, Publications Operations, American Geophysical Union (Facilitator)


2:15-2:55 | Developing the App: Indigenous Guide to DC

  • Dr. Elizabeth Rule, Director, AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy, George Washington University


3:00-3:20 | Open Educational Resources

  • Christopher J. Harris, Jr., MPS, Communications Instructor, Thomas Nelson Community College
     

3:30-4:15 | Born Accessible: The Past, Present and Future of Accessibility in Publishing 

  • Bill Kasdorf, Principal, Kasdorf and Associates

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Friday, October 30, 2020 | 1:00-4:30 p.m. ET

1:00-1:15 | Welcome

  • Randy Townsend, Director, Publications Operations, American Geophysical Union
     

1:15-2:00 | Millenials and Manipulation

  • Josephine E. Sciortino, Managing Editor, Canadian Science Publishing
  • Yael Fitzpatrick, Consulting Art Director and Brand Manager, Gazelle Design Consultancy


2:15-3:00 | Ethics and Unethical Behavior

  • Danielle Galian, Editor, Galian Omnimedia
  • Erin Price, Senior Writer and Editor, Curie Learning
     

3:15-4:00 | Closing Plenary

  • Introduction: M. Luisa Simpson, Senior Vice President, Global Policy, Association of American Publishers

  • The Recommended List: Ten Notes I’ve Learned from Diversity & Inclusion Efforts So Far,
    Elda Rotor, VP and Publisher, Penguin Classics, Penguin Random House


4:00 | Conference concludes / networking opportunity
 

* Subject to change.