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Webinar - How PLOS got to 4-day production time

How new workflows helped PLOS slash costs and increase first-proof acceptance rates

Tue, Sep 20, 2016 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

The world’s largest open-access publisher of scientific journals, Public Library of Science (PLOS), needed to revamp production processes to meet the expectations of today’s market and stay competitive.

In a joint webinar on Tuesday, September 20 featuring PLOS Director of Publishing Services Helen Atkins and Apex Head of Solutions Architecture Greg Suprock, you will learn how PLOS optimized its workflow to:

  • Cut production time to four days
  • Increase its first-proof acceptance rate to 85%
  • Decrease costs by 25%
  • Implement workflows that virtually run themselves

Learn more: In less than one hour, you’ll also learn how to build a case for workflow process improvement, how PLOS achieved results in speed, agility, quality and author satisfaction, and how the PLOS production process was optimized and streamlined.

If you are looking to improve your publishing workflow and become more competitive, don’t miss this webinar on Tuesday, September 20.

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About the Presenters

Helen AtkinsHelen Atkins
Helen Atkins joined PLOS in 2013 as director of publishing services. She has more than 30 years’ experience in scholarly publishing in a wide variety of roles. Prior to PLOS, Helen was editorial director at AACR, worked at HighWire Press, and Thomson/ISI (now Thomson Reuters). She serves on the Board of Crossref and is PLOS’ representative to NISO.


Greg SuprockGreg Suprock
As the head of solutions architecture at Apex CoVantage, Greg Suprock is responsible for the design and implementation of software technologies and production systems to support Apex customers’ long-term goals. Greg works with large publishers, service providers, and libraries, including PLOS, Taylor and Francis, JSTOR, HighWire Press, Condé Nast, the British Library, and the National Library of Medicine. Greg is a member of the SSP Education Committee, and currently serves as an at-large member on the SSP Board of Directors.

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