GW Ethics in Publishing Conference—Call for Presentations
The 10th GW Ethics in Publishing conference will be held on Thursday, April 23 at the National Churchill Library and Center, Gelman Library, The George Washington University.
The GW Ethics in Publishing conference is organized by the George Washington University Master of Professional Studies in Publishing program (
The theme of this year's conference will be Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility.
The Association of University Presses (AUPresses)
The Society for Scholarly Publishing
We are soliciting conference presentations from (and for) publishing and library professionals, scholars, faculty, and publishing students. Topic ideas include, but are not limited to:
• Ways to ensure publishing is inclusive: in all its dimensions
• Making sure diverse voices are part of the conversation about inclusion, equity, and accessibility
• Work to ensure peer review, authorship, editing, publications metrics, etc., are equitable and free of bias
• Can equitable, inclusive, and accessible publishing become a reality instead of a goal?
• Institutional efforts to increase diversity, for example, within the Association of University Press (AUPresses), Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), and other publishing institutions.
• Financial equity and sustainability, such as institutional support, access to research and publications, as ethical issues.
• Accessibility as an ethical issue
• How publishers can ensure publications are more accessible
Alumni and current students in the GW Publishing program are also invited to present on their Ethics in Publishing Capstone projects, including both "Making the World Better" projects and Case Studies..
Presentations will include panels as well as "PechaKucha" style, short talks.
The 10th Ethics in Publishing Conference co-organizers are Puja Telikicherla, Licensing & Subsidiary Rights Manager, American Psychiatric Association Publishing, and Adjunct Professor, George Washington University; and John W. Warren, Director and Association Professor, Master of Professional Studies in Publishing, George Washington University.
Please submit your response by Friday, February 7, 2020. We will endeavor to accommodate as many presentations as possible. Registration for the conference is free and lunch will be provided. Travel and accommodations are the responsibility of the presenter(s).
Your name and affiliation
Title of your proposed presentation
Abstract/Description of your presentation
Proposed format of your presentation
Part of a panel (15-20 minutes in length, with additional time for questions)
PechaKucha style (20 slides for 20 seconds of commentary each—6 minutes and 40 seconds total)
Individual presentation (30 minutes total)
If you will be presenting with other presenters, please include their name(s) and email address(es):
Brief bio for each presenter, of no more than 125 words each.
URL of the author(s)' institution, personal home page, project or university department.
Journal of Ethics in Publishing
In conjunction with this year's Ethics in Publishing Conference, GW's Master of Professional Studies in Publishing program will be launching a new Journal of Ethics in Publishing, utilizing the Manifold Scholarship platform (
) developed by the University of Minnesota Press, the Graduate Center at the City University of New York, and Cast Iron Coding, though a grant from the Mellon Foundation.
Please see the Call for Papers:
Presenters at the Ethics in Publishing Conference are invited, but are not obligated, to submit a paper to the new journal.
I am interested in submitting a paper to the Journal of Ethics in Publishing (separate submission will be required—you will receive an email with instructions)
If you have any questions about the Ethics in Publishing Conference or the Journal of Ethics in Publishing, please contact John W. Warren, Director and Association Professor, Master of Professional Studies program, at
. Thank you.
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