This collaboration lab provides discussion, strategies to employ, and possible answers to the following questions: What are the key skills needed for successful careers in academic publishing in the next ten years? Has publishing shifted from a ‘trade’—apprenticeship, learned mostly on the job—to a ‘profession’—learning and applying a body of relevant skills and best-practices? What is the value of a masters in publishing, an MBA, or other graduate degree? How can diverse voices and perspectives best be integrated seamlessly into the fabric of academic publishing and what can individuals in the profession do to welcome these new voices?
We will engage participants in some of these questions in an interactive format, and will actively seek input and comments from participants.