The Professional/Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Journals Committee will be hearing from guest speaker David Lovinger, Editor-in-Chief, Alcohol on Tuesday, October 24 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. (ET) at the Wolters Kluwer/NY offices.

David will be discussing the impact of present circumstances and policies in the biomedical research field on research and scientific publishing. This will include consideration of the present funding climate and its effect on areas of research emphasis and the journals selected for submission and publication. With respect to publication, the effect of factors such as journal visibility/impact factor, speed and rigor of review, speed of online posting of accepted papers, speed of final publication, and publication cost will also be discussed.

The guest speaker talks are free of charge but you will need to sign up as space is limited. You can sign up to hear the talks in person or via teleconference. If you or a colleague wishes to attend, please contact Sara Pinto at and state whether you would like to attend in person or remotely.

Melody K. Smith

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