London 2019 Wiley Editor Symposium – Program and Resources

Thank you for joining us at the Wiley Editor Symposium in London on October 3rd and 4th.

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 the slides and the posters from the event. This page will be updated shortly with recorded sessions and photos.

Contact with any questions.

Plenary Sessions

Opening Remarks 

  • Martin Vinding, Senior Editorial Director, Health Sciences & MD Wiley, Copenhagen

Keynote: Wiley’s Vision for the Future

    • Guido Herrmann, VP & Managing Director, Wiley

How Open is Your Journal?

      • Kathryn Sharples, Senior Director, Open Access, Wiley

Keynote: The (Open Access) train has left the station

    • Colleen Campbell, Partner Development in the Open Access 2020 Initiative, Max Planck Society

Keynote: Making Open Science work: European Commission policies

    • Jean-Claude Burgelman, Advisor Open Access Envoy, European Commission

Panel Event: Openness and Evolving Standards


Panel Event: Learning from Early Career Researchers 

  • Facilitator: Anna O’Brien, Senior Editorial Director 


Closing Remarks

  • Miriam Maus, Vice President, Editorial Management



Better Peer Review – Michael Willis, Senior Manager, Content Review, Wiley
What does good peer review look like? Why should we care about it? What can we do to make it better? This workshop will help editors think about their journal editorial and peer review practices by using Wiley’s Self-Assessment tool, to make review processes more transparent and more beneficial to researchers.

Effective Management of Editorial Teams – Emma Hart, Managing Editor, Wiley
What challenges do you face in managing an Editorial Team? Do you work as part of a large Editorial Team based in multiple locations, or perhaps a small team with high workload? This workshop will give Editors a chance to share their thoughts and pain points, and discuss ways to overcome them, to help lead an engaged Editorial Team.

Evolving Standards and Practices in Journal Marketing – Karen Proff, VP Portfolio Marketing, Wiley
In the last few years marketing in general and Wiley in particular have seen profound changes in ways to connect to readers and authors through marketing. This session covers evolving practices and standards for best in class journal marketing, the important role of data and customer insights for better reader and author experience, new digital activities beyond email, as well as latest ways to build and enhance your journal brand.

Transparent Peer Review – Lisbeth Cranfield, Journals Publishing Manager, Wiley and Chris Graf, Director, Research Integrity & Publishing Ethics, Wiley
Did you know 87% of more than 2000 authors chose transparent peer review, when given the option? And it didn’t make it harder for journal teams to find peer reviewers? Come and find out about our work to open up peer review [1].

Research Integrity and Publishing Ethics – Elizabeth Moylan, Publisher, Open Research, Wiley
What are the challenges that journal Editors face in research integrity and publishing ethics? We’ll share findings from the Integrity in Publishing Group and discuss ways in which open research initiatives and other practices could help. There will be an opportunity for Editors to discuss particular issues that arise on your journals and share solutions.

Special Thematic Issues – Ram Anbazhagan, Senior Commissioning Editor, Special Content, Wiley and Hoglah Dasari, Journal Development Manager, Wiley
Commissioning content for the betterment of your journal and how editors can benefit from Wiley’s commissioning editors.

Encouraging Reproducibility and Transparency – Chris Graf, Director, Research Integrity & Publishing Ethics, Wiley
With great journal teams we’re enabling researchers to adopt a range of new open research practices when they publish. Come and find out more about the innovations we’ve been trying out, like Registered Reports [1], like our Expects Data policy [2], like the CRedIT taxonomy [3].

Social Sciences and Humanities Editors: leading their fields in Open Research? – Sarah Oates, Senior Editorial Director, Psychology & Human Behavior, Wiley
As an Editor, researchers see you as a leader of your discipline. How do you feel about Open Research? Transferable and Transparent peer review, Registered Reports, Open Access, Preprints, Open Collaboration, Open data. What do they mean in practice? What is your experience? What adds value? What doesn’t?

Wiley Digital Archives demo – Simon Bell, Product Manager, Wiley and James Young, Sales Specialist, Wiley


Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE)Common Criteria for Evaluate Indexing ServicesHelping authors enhance the quality and impact of their research
Helping Researchers to Publish SuccessfullyOpen Research: an overnight revolution 20 years in the makingResearch in China
Scholarly Publishing in IndiaTop Tips for Conference Engagement as an EditorWhat Learned Societies Need to Know About Open Research


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Day Two