Ben Mudrak, one of the Program Committee co-chairs voiced his excitement as well. “Drawing in new voices is critical as we consider how scholarly communication might change over the next few years. From the first keynote to the last session, this year’s meeting will fold in perspectives that haven’t always been front and center in discussions about the future of publishing.”

This is evident by the kickoff keynote address by Dr. Mariamawit Yeshak, Scholarly Publishing in Africa: Impact Factor vs. Societal Impact. Dr. Yeshak leads a research group called BaSIL (Bioactive Secondary Metabolites for Improving Life), which studies biochemical properties of medicinal plants. She also studies indigenous knowledge systems specifically the clinical applications of traditional medicine.

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Melody K. Smith

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