Hoboken 2019 Wiley Editor Symposium – Program and Resources

Thank you for joining us at the Wiley Editor Symposium in Hoboken on March 28th and 29th.

As a journal Editor you play a critical role in the research community. With each decision you make, you are influencing the direction of research and impacting researchers’ careers. While journals thrive on the contributions of individual papers, scientific debate and discovery is happening across an expansive ecosystem of journals, repositories, and social media — sometimes pre-dating publication. The size of the academic world has grown and pressure to publish has increased, while expectations for rapid publication, recognition, openness, and transparency are higher than ever before. These demands create challenges and opportunities for journals, editors, and publishers alike. We are committed to working together to create solutions, break down barriers and misconceptions, and raise standards of research publishing while preserving the enduring values on which our journals were built.

Please find below all the recorded presentations, the slides and the posters from the event.

Contact editors@wiley.com with any questions.


Thursday 28th March, 2019

2pm – 3.30pm

Registration, refreshments and poster session 

See posters below

3.30pm – 3.45pm


  • Natalia Ortuzar, Associate Director, Editorial Management, Wiley

3.45pm – 4.35pm

Judy Verses, Executive Vice President, Wiley

Keynote: Wiley’s Vision for the Future

  • Jay Flynn, Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer, Wiley

4.35 – 5.25pm

Keynote: Scholarly publishing trends and opportunities in emerging markets

  • Jingfeng Xia, Dean of Library, Collections and Online Education, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

5.45 – 6.45pm

Early Career Researcher Roundtable Event

For this session we invited early career researchers from several local research institutions, representing a diverse range of disciplines, to share their perspectives and experiences around academic publishing. Together with them, delegates discussed how journal editors and Wiley can better serve early career researchers via engagement through our journals.

Ahead of this event, we recommended the following article as background reading:
Early Career Researchers Want New Directions in Research Publishing. Recommendations from a Facilitated Discussion Between Early Career Researchers and Publishers. https://osf.io/uy8hn/

Early Career Researcher Roundtable Seating Plan

6.45 – 7pm

Day One Closing Remarks

Friday 29th March, 2019

8.30 – 9.20am

Keynote: The Landscape of Open Science: How Transparent Research Builds Communities

  • David Mellor, Director of Policy Initiatives, Center for Open Science

9.20am – 9.30am

Short break and genius bar

9.30am – 12.30pm

Concurrent workshops sessions

Effective Editorial Boards (Canney and Spencer)

Board members are advocates of the journal within the community—they are an essential resource for editors and are typically among a journal’s most prolific reviewers and important authors. An effective Editorial Board can help a journal deliver a service to its authors and readers that distinguishes it from its competitors. Using case studies and an open discussion format, editors will have an opportunity to hear best practices for curating and engaging a board that ensures the global research community is represented and has a voice in the journal’s growth and development.

Engaging ECRs (Tan and Tufts)

With expanded choice in publishing venue, capturing the attention and loyalty of the next generation of field leaders is essential to a journal’s long-term success and sustainability. Following on from the Early Career Researcher (ECR) roundtable discussion, this workshop offers editors a closer look at how to engage this key demographic of readers, authors, and future peer reviewers.

Peer Review Best Practices (Simmons and Cury)

This workshop will use case studies and subject-wide data to demonstrate how optimized workflows and new “smart” tools help editors deliver best-in-class service to their authors. Beyond operational excellence, editors will have the opportunity to discuss how expanding the reviewer pool to make better use of the global research community can deliver efficiency in peer review, and how offering referrals can deliver a high level of author satisfaction regardless of outcome.

Special Issues and Scope Development (Wacek, Anbazhagan and Yadav)

Research fields evolve, and a journal must keep pace with these changes over time to continue to offer their authors the best venue for their work and to be a critical resource for readers. This workshop offers editors a practical look at the art of scope development through commissioning, with a special focus on Special Issues as a driver of growth in emerging and hot areas of research.

12.30pm – 1.30pm

Lunch, genius bar, poster session and demonstrations

  • Wiley Digital Archives Demo (CC3) 12.45-1.15
  • Allyn Molina, Global Sales Director for WDA
  • Ray Abruzzi, Program Director for WDA

1.30pm – 2.45pm

Panel discussion: The future of scholarly publishing

The scholarly publishing landscape has changed dramatically over the past decade, and while the future holds some amount of uncertainty it also offers a great deal of exciting opportunities. In this panel discussion, Wiley colleagues and Guest Speakers were fielding questions from the audience and explored what that future might look like and how we might get there together.


  • Natalia Ortuzar, Associate Director, Editorial Management, Wiley


  • David Mellor, Director of Policy Initiatives, Center for Open Science
  • Danielle Reisch, Director of Digital Experience, Wiley Research Products
  • Deirdre Silver, VP, Associate General Counsel of Legal, Research, Wiley

Brian Napack, President & CEO, Wiley

2.45pm – 3pm

Closing remarks

  • Natalia Ortuzar, Associate Director, Editorial Management, Wiley



Scholarly Publishing in IndiaResearch in ChinaThe Changing Face of the Global Literature
Helping Authors Enhance the Quality and Impact of Their ResearchOpen ResearchIntegrity and Ethics at Wiley
A Scalable Solution for Transparent Peer Review  




The symposium will be held at Wiley’s global headquarters in Hoboken, New Jersey.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Corporate Headquarters

111 River Street

Hoboken, NJ 07030




Program Committee

  • Shannon Canney        Senior Editor, Editorial Management US
  • Paul-André Genest        Senior Editor, Editorial Management US
  • Miriam Maus        Vice President, Editorial Management
  • Elizabeth Moylan        Publisher, Research Integrity & Publishing Ethics
  • Jen O’Shaughnessy-Beal        Publisher, Editor Engagement
  • Natalia Ortuzar (Chair)        Associate Editorial Director, Editorial Management US
  • John Pegum        Publisher, Editor Engagement
  • Katie Simmons        Managing Editor, Content Review
  • Serena Tan        Senior Editor, Publishing Development
  • Bart Wacek        Associate Editorial Director, Editorial Management

Logistics Committee

  • Katie Dickinson        Editorial Program Coordinator, Editorial Management US
  • Zoe Field        Program Coordinator, Editorial Operations & Communications
  • Jen O’Shaughnessy-Beal        Publisher, Editor Engagement
  • Natalia Ortuzar        Associate Editorial Director, Editorial Management US
  • John Pegum (Chair)        Publisher, Editor Engagement