Tom Ciavarella Named Co-chair, Community Engagement Committee at the Society for Scholarly Publishing

Tom Ciavarella with his appointment letter

LONDON, UK, June 29 2018 The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) has appointed Tom Ciavarella, the Manager of Publisher Relations at Clarivate Analytics to the role of Co-chair to its Community Engagement Committee to support its goals of providing programming outside of the US.

Founded in 1978, SSP is a non-profit organization formed to promote communication among all sectors of the scholarly publication community. Based primarily in North America, but with a growing international membership, SSP’s goal is to advance scholarly publishing and the professional development of its members via education, collaboration, and networking.

As one of three SSP Co-chairs for the Community Engagement Committee in 2018-19, Ciavarella will focus on strengthening the London and Berlin programming efforts and on creating new regional events in Europe and other locations around the world. He has been instrumental in developing SSP regional events in London since 2017.

Adrian Stanley, Society for Scholarly Publishing’s President, said:

“SSP’s committees are essential to the organization’s success. Tom’s participation will help ensure that SSP continues to remain a vibrant and leading resource for scholarly communications professionals.”

Tom Ciavarella, Manager of Publisher Relations, Clarivate Analytics, said:

I am honored to take on this additional role as the Co-chair of SSP’s Community Engagement Committee. Clarivate values the role SSP plays in our community as the number-one place to turn to for information on current and advancing issues in scholarly communication.”

Ciavarella will kick start his new role with the delivery of SSP’s Summer UK Regional Event, “Humans, AI, and Decision Making” which will take place on 5th July in London. Register here.  


About Tom

Tom is Manager of Publisher Relations for Clarivate Analytics. He coordinates content strategy alongside Clarivate’s Editorial, Content Operations, and Journal Citation Reports teams, and with publisher partners contributing content to Web of Science, a multidisciplinary collection of the world’s most influential scholarly research. Tom joined Clarivate in 2015 with prior experience as a newspaper reporter and editor; a commissioning editor for medical textbooks; and an employee and cofounder of publishing startups. Tom is based in London.

About the Society for Scholarly Publishing – SSP, founded in 1978, is a nonprofit organization formed to promote and advance communication among all sectors of the scholarly publication community through networking, information dissemination, and facilitation of new developments in the field. SSP members represent all aspects of scholarly publishing—including publishers, printers, e-products developers, technical service providers, librarians, and editors. SSP members come from a wide range of large and small commercial and nonprofit organizations. They meet at SSP’s annual meetings, educational seminars, and focus groups to hear the latest trends from respected colleagues and to discuss common and mutual (and sometimes divergent) goals and viewpoints. List with URLs/handles below:

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About Clarivate

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