Charleston In Between

Charleston In Between virtual conferences are designed to take a deep dive on current topics in librarianship and scholarly communications that can’t wait until the annual Charleston Conference to discuss. They are held 1-2 times per year, and the agenda usually covers two half-days of content.

Publishing Integrity event reports:

Recordings Now Available – Links to Videos in Agenda Below

Speaker Bios

Day One: Tuesday, March 19
(All times listed are Eastern and subject to change.)

Welcome and Introductions
Why Integrity in Research and Publishing Matters
Mohammad Hosseini, Assistant Professor at Northwestern University, Department of Preventive Medicine

Institutions, libraries, and their role in research integrity
Curtis Brundy, Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communication and Collections,  Iowa State University

How to Define Integrity Standards in Publishing with Integrity
Nandita Quaderi, SVP & Editor-in-Chief, Web of Science, Clarivate

Day Two: Wednesday, March 20
Challenges and Solutions

A Small Publisher’s Perspective
John Chen, Director of Development, Tech Science Press

A Large Publisher’s Perspective
Michael Streeter, Director of Research Integrity & Publishing Ethics, Wiley

The Human Factor
Martin Delahunty, Company Director, Inspiring STEM Consulting

Can Technology Help? Why Didn’t It So Far?
Phill Jones, More Brains

10 minute Power Pitch/Lightning Round by Solutions

  • Morressier: Neil Christensen
  • ReviewerCredits: Gareth Dyke
  • Public Knowledge Project, John Willinsky
  • Signals: Elliott Lumb



Curtis Brundy

Curtis Brundy is the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communications and Collections at Iowa State University, where he oversees collections and open strategies and is active in efforts to transform scholarly communications. His work focuses on advancing equitable open access, publishing integrity, and fair pricing. He serves on the Organizing Committee for the Subscribe to Open Community of Practice and is active with the OA2020 US Working Group.


John Chen

John Chen supervises Tech Science Press’s general operations, all communications and correspondence. He is also involved in all strategic projects including the journals’ development and logistics, and working cross-organizationally and collaboratively with all liaisons to develop large scale initiatives that make progress to increase the impact. At TSP, John held various roles including production, editorial, and management positions before serving as director of development for acquisitions. During this tenure, John has acquired a profound understanding of the industry’s intricate workings, shortcomings and merits. He currently specializes in strategic and operational designs, product development and management, journal acquisitions, and publisher/partner relations. He presided over the operation of 15 journals and issued 9 new journals with different academic cooperation. As such, John has assumed the responsibility for further exploring the manifold dimensions of the field to bring about its far-reaching potentials on solid ethical tenets and foundation.


Neil Blair Christensen

Neil is Sales Director at Morressier. He has a +20-year career in scholarly publishing and information services, holding a range of prior roles in sales, business development, and editorial for scholarly publishing and technology organizations, including Munksgaard, Blackwell, Nature Publishing Group, Wiley, University of California Press, Unsilo/ Cactus, Research Square Company, Knowledge Unlatched, and as a consultant.


Martin Delahunty

Martin is a highly experienced, commercially-focused and innovative senior academic publishing executive, with global expertise gained from working with private and public STM publishing companies. He is a former Global Director, Nature Partner Journals, Past Secretary, International Society for Medical Publication Professionals and Special Interest Group member for the European Medical Writers Association. Martin has extensive international expertise working with universities, science research organisations and academic researchers. His core focus is the strategic and business development for open access and open science publishing. Martin is regular conference speaker and workshop moderator covering publishing innovations, best practices and future trends. 


Gareth Dyke

Gareth Dyke has a PhD in paleontology and worked for 20 years as a researcher before moving into the world of scholarly publishing. He is the EiC of a T&F journal (Historical Biology) and has lots of experience connecting researchers with publishing solutions. Gareth has worked with Charlesworth, TopEdit, Edanz, and Springer Nature (Research Square) and is now the Academic Director at ReviewerCredits. He is also a consultant with Mavericks and Bentham Science Publishers.


Mohammad Hosseini

Mohammad holds a BA in business management (Eindhoven, the Netherlands), an MA in Applied Ethics (Utrecht, the Netherlands) and a PhD in Research Ethics and Integrity (Dublin, Ireland). Currently an assistant professor at the Northwestern University Department of Preventive Medicine (Chicago, USA), Mohammad collaborates with the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute and the Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine. Mohammad is a guest lecturer of research ethics and integrity, an associate editor of the journal of Accountability in Research and a member of the Global Young Academy.


Phill Jones

Phill is a product innovator, business strategist, and highly qualified research scientist. He is a co-founder of the MoreBrains Cooperative, a consultancy working at the forefront of scholarly infrastructure, and research dissemination. After a successful cross-disciplinary research career at Imperial College, London, and Harvard Medical School, Phill was motivated to leave academia and work in scholarly publishing innovation by a desire to improve equity in how research is valued and credited. With extensive experience in digital innovation and business model development, Phill, as part of the MoreBrains team, helps organisations from startups to national funders align themselves to meet the changing needs of the scholarly ecosystem.


Elliott Lumb

Elliott is the co-founder of Signals, a start-up which is restoring trust in research by providing researchers and publishers with signals that help them understand the trustworthiness of articles. In 2018, Elliott completed a PhD in medicinal chemistry at Monash University and the University of Nottingham. Following this, he held several roles at Frontiers, including a role within the Strategy and Planning team. In 2021 Elliott launched PeerRef, journal-independent peer review platform. Elliott has also consulted for publishers, helping them to grow and optimize their Open Access business.


Nandita Quaderi

Nandita has oversight of the Web of Science™ editorial division, the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)™ and the Research Professional News team. She has overall responsibility for editorial strategy, selection of Web of Science content and inclusion in Journal Citation Reports™. Nandita joined Clarivate as an accomplished senior publishing executive with a strong research background. Previously, she worked in editorial leadership roles at BMC and Springer Nature and was a Principal Investigator at King’s College London. Nandita has a BA in Chemistry from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Molecular Genetics from Imperial College.


Michael Streeter

Mike has worked in academic publishing since 2004 and has spent a large part of his career working with editors and academic societies in publishing and developing their journals.  Since 2022, he has led Wiley’s research integrity strategy and policy work alongside a cross-functional team representing a range of publishing services and interests. He champions strategic alignment for research integrity across our Research Publishing organization and with our external partners. Mike is a member of COPE Council and amplifies our mission through frequent industry collaborations and events.


John Willinsky

John Willinsky, founder of the Public Knowledge Project, is a professor at Simon Fraser University.  







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