Elsevier’s Mini-Symposium on Scholarly Publishing (LJ & LN)

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An Introduction to Scholarly Publishing

Knowing the best way to structure your scientific paper, identify the most appropriate journal, and understand the peer review process is critical to getting your work published.

Attend this workshop and learn from the world’s leading publisher of science, technology and health science journals:

• steps to take before writing a paper

• how to develop and submit a manuscript

• what editors and publishers are looking for

Sensitive areas such as publishing ethics, plagiarism, and duplicate publishing will also be addressed.

Guidance for Successful STEM Careers and Opportunities in Scholarly Communications

A broad range of career options are available to PhD scientists to support such a strong science society. Dr. Holly Falk-Krzesinski will discuss her personal career journey as a scientist in the pharmaceutical, academic, and publishing sectors and how she leveraged her professional network for career advancement. She will share insight about how all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows can plan for a successful career in science through effective collaboration and networking. Ms. Ann Gabriel will introduce a range of career opportunities in scholarly journal publication and share information about the portfolio of resources Elsevier has developed specifically for early career researchers around career success.

TIME: 9:30AM – 12:00 PM PT / 12:30 – 3:00 PM ET
LOCATION: Bldg. 12 Auditorium
SPEAKERS: Holly Falk-Krzesinski, PhD & Ann Gabriel, MS (Elsevier)

SPECIAL GUESTS: Sheila Chari, PhD (Senior Scientific Editor, Cell Stem Cell), Evan Snyder, PhD (SBP Professor & Director of Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine)

About the speakers:

Ms. Gabriel is Vice President for Academic & Research Relations at Elsevier, based in New York. She has held a variety of positions at the forefront of scholarly communication, most recently as Elsevier’s Publishing Director for journals in Computer Science and Engineering, as well as electronic product development roles with Elsevier’s ScienceDirect. She was previously at Cambridge University Press and has served as adjunct faculty at New York University. Ann is a member the Association of American Publishers (AAP) / Professional/Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Executive Committee. Ms. Gabriel holds a master’s degree in communications from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Falk-Krzesinski is the Vice President for Global Strategic Networks at Elsevier where she is focused on how insight from data and analytics guide strategic planning for research institutions and how open science is advancing to strengthen the research enterprise. Dr. Falk-Krzesinski is broadly involved in promoting early career researchers and women leaders in STEM, serving on the NIH’s BEST program External Scientific Panel and co-chair of Elsevier’s Gender Working Group. She previously developed a number of STEM related career development programs with a special emphasis on early career scientists and women while a faculty member in arts & sciences and medicine at Northwestern University. She continues to teach grantsmanship courses at the university. Dr. Falk-Krzesinski is also the founding president of the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) and earned a nonprofit management certificate from the Kellogg School of Management.

Dr. Sheila Chari is the Senior Scientific Editor for Cell Stem Cell (Cell Press, Elsevier). Dr. Chari has over 10 years of research experience. She currently holds the position of senior scientific editor at Cell Stem Cell, a leading publication dedicated to stem cell science. As scientific editor, she applies her cross-disciplinary training in stem cell biology, molecular biology, cancer biology and immunology to evaluating research manuscripts and managing their peer review. Her responsibilities include recruiting exciting studies; assessing submitted research papers; selecting and collaborating with referees; commissioning and editing review material, and traveling to scientific conferences and research institutions to keep abreast of the most recent research developments.

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