Springer Nature have made it their mission to help academic communities discover, learn and achieve more. Since partnering with Zapnito in 2014, they have launched over 30 online communities aimed at bringing experts together. These communities allow researchers, authors and editors to promote their research, to collaborate and to connect with both their peers and editors. The communities have become a USP for Springer Nature, driving journal submissions and engagement, while increasing brand loyalty.
- The role of online communities for this globally renowned scientific publisher
- The impact of Open Access and where communities fit in
- The long-standing partnership between Springer Nature and Zapnito
Expert speakers will include:
Ed Gerstner, Director of Journal Policy & Strategy at Springer Nature
Over sixteen years of editorial and publishing experience at Nature journals. Responsible for the development and implementation of editorial policy and publishing strategy across the entire Springer Nature journal portfolio, and for overseeing Springer Nature’s involvement in publishing initiatives such as the use of blockchain for peer review, ORCID, Publons and similar.
Charles Thiede CEO of Zapnito
With a background in technology, professional services and digital media, Charles witnessed how increasing amounts of noise in the online social space was drowning out important brands and resulted in them losing their audiences. In response, he decided to create Zapnito, a white-label platform to help trusted brands reclaim their audiences via expert-driven knowledge communities.
Karien Stroucken, Client Operations Director at Zapnito (Moderator)
With over 20 years of experience initiating and implementing large, multi-partner, social innovation projects, I've been working closely with Springer Nature to develop their community practices, foster tangible engagement and deliver business success.