Issue 8

Welcome to the eighth issue of Elsevier's Societies Update!

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Essential  Industry News

Ask The Chefs: What Will Be The Hottest Topics At The SSP Annual Meeting?
New access control technologies, virtual reality, policy implications, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and more!
Source: Scholarly Kitchen

Membership Hack: Listening Tour
A team from the American Dental Association (ADA) visited dentist offices to listen to members’ unmet needs. Did members like this approach? What did the ADA learn?  
Source: Associations Now

Exposing Peer ReviewFrom pilots to practice, more and more publishers are warming to open peer review
Source: Nature

News from Elsevier

Gender & Science Resource Center

The Gender & Science Resource Center was created to be a source of information for researchers, research leaders, policymakers and anyone else interested in gender diversity and its impact on science and the society

Informatics and Technology Take a Bow at PROSE AwardsElsevier’s authors and editors were recognized for works in fields ranging from medical informatics and epigenetics to crime scene photography – and for an animation tool that enables authors to create narrated synopses of the figures in their research articles.

The 4 Types of UX Savvy Behind SciValHow the women behind user experience work together to design the popular research performance platform

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