Author Centricity: How is Author Experience Shaping the Scholarly Communications Landscape?

Author Centricity: How is Author Experience Shaping the Scholarly Communications Landscape?

11 Apr 2018, 10:00 - 11:00

The Faculty

Increasingly publishers are developing new tools and services or partnering with third parties and start-ups to deliver an excellent author experience. This panel discussion will explore why and how publishers like Cambridge University Press are collaborating with service providers, authors and the academic community as a whole to understand author motivations, address challenges and find innovative solutions to pain points. Panelists will demonstrate how they are adapting to meet the ever-evolving needs of authors through research and the implementation of new initiatives and what lessons can be learnt for the future.  


  • James McDougall


    Fellow and Tutor

    Trinity College, Oxford

    James McDougall is Associate Professor of modern history and Fellow and Tutor in history at Trinity College, University of Oxford. He previously...

  • Andy Woodfield


    Head of Academic Brand Communications

    Cambridge University Press

    Andy Woodfield has worked at Cambridge University Press for 10 years working in a variety of marketing roles ranging from product and subject-based...

  • Brigitte Shull


    Director of Scholarly Communications Research & Development

    Cambridge University Press

    Brigitte Shull is the Senior Vice President of Academic Publishing, Americas and the Director of Scholarly Communications Research & Development at...

  • Abigail Jones


    Researcher and Public Engagement Coordinator

    Abigail Jones works at Sense about Science as a Researcher and public engagement coordinator, involving different sections of society in the...

  • Damian Pattinson


    VP of Publishing Innovation

    Research Square

    Damian Pattinson is head of publishing innovation for Research Square, the company behind American Journal Experts (AJE). Prior to that he was...

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