Who we are

Established within the industry as knowledge-rich proprietors, we are a boutique firm leveraging over a combined 60 years of scholarly publishing expertise, with the singular purpose of supporting the mission and vision of not-for-profit society-centric organizations. Rooted from our collective international experience and diverse client base, we have amassed a carefully vetted, reliable supply-chain of robust service providers.

With access to a suite of current and emerging services, we are complemented by our own creativity and specialization in open access models. Dovetailing our individual skillsets with our combined values and ethics, we are the obvious choice for clients focused on service, results and innovation.

Jill Torigian
Jill Torigian
CEO

Jill Torigian combines over 30 years of international medical publishing with executive leadership and business development at SG Publishing. Jill’s acquired expertise in publishing, combined with a natural curiosity and thirst for innovative practices, led to her company’s growth in a field of highly competitive multinationals.

With an uncompromised focus on client needs, predicated on a foundation of integrity and purpose, Jill’s results-driven deliverables is testament to the loyalty and relationships enjoyed amongst a longstanding client list. Jill was at the forefront of the online publishing and Open Access Movement and was instrumental in launching the Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics online, one of the pioneering journals using Open Journal Systems as an online, open access publication.

Laura has over 15 years of experience in medical and scholarly publishing. For over 10 years, Laura was the Publication Director and Sales & Marketing Manager for Current Oncology, Canada’s leading peer reviewed oncology journal. Laura successfully developed and implemented long-term strategies and plans for the Journal, which led to increased sales, readership, submissions and recognition, as well as partnerships with key cancer organizations and agencies across Canada. In addition, Laura successfully launched and managed multiple open access publications utilizing Open Journal Systems (OJS), including the Journal of Community Safety and Well-Being, Canadian Geriatrics Journal and Pharmactuel. Along with Jill Torigian, she was instrumental in building, developing and managing the company’s open access publishing model utilizing the OJS platform.

As Director of Publishing Services and Client Management, Laura ensures that the highest level of publishing and editorial services are provided and maintained for our publications. She works very closely with the SG Publishing team to ensure the needs of our clients are exceeded and constantly strives to enhance the publishing experience for Editors, Authors and Reviewers. As an analytical and creative thinker, Laura generates effective initiatives and ideas designed to bring a fresh perspective on processes and to help shape the forward progression of new or existing publications. She loves working with societies and their Journal Editors to find practical solutions to help their publications grow and accomplish more than they even thought possible. Laura’s expertise extends to publishing policies and standards, publication and editorial ethics, copyright and open access policies, sustainable journal revenue models, publication marketing and social media, scholarly databases, as well as editorial workflow and production management.

Laura Hope
Laura Hope
Director of Publishing Services and Client Management
Laura Hope
Laura Hope
Director of Publishing Services and Client Management

Laura has over 15 years of experience in medical and scholarly publishing. For over 10 years, Laura was the Publication Director and Sales & Marketing Manager for Current Oncology, Canada’s leading peer reviewed oncology journal. Laura successfully developed and implemented long-term strategies and plans for the Journal, which led to increased sales, readership, submissions and recognition, as well as partnerships with key cancer organizations and agencies across Canada. In addition, Laura successfully launched and managed multiple open access publications utilizing Open Journal Systems (OJS), including the Journal of Community Safety and Well-Being, Canadian Geriatrics Journal and Pharmactuel. Along with Jill Torigian, she was instrumental in building, developing and managing the company’s open access publishing model utilizing the OJS platform.

As Director of Publishing Services and Client Management, Laura ensures that the highest level of publishing and editorial services are provided and maintained for our publications. She works very closely with the SG Publishing team to ensure the needs of our clients are exceeded and constantly strives to enhance the publishing experience for Editors, Authors and Reviewers. As an analytical and creative thinker, Laura generates effective initiatives and ideas designed to bring a fresh perspective on processes and to help shape the forward progression of new or existing publications. She loves working with societies and their Journal Editors to find practical solutions to help their publications grow and accomplish more than they even thought possible. Laura’s expertise extends to publishing policies and standards, publication and editorial ethics, copyright and open access policies, sustainable journal revenue models, publication marketing and social media, scholarly databases, as well as editorial workflow and production management.

Heather Seunath
Heather Seunath
Director of Business Development and Marketing Strategies

Heather Seunath has over 15 years of experience in developing and implementing long term strategic plans for publications for both Canadian and International journals. Heather previously held the position of Publication Director for Peritoneal Dialysis International. Heather was instrumental in digitalizing and moving the Journal to an online platform, as well as implementing new features for the Journal such as publish ahead of print, hybrid open access publishing model, and the PDI App. Heather also successfully launched and managed open access publications using Open Journal Systems including the Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education, the Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy and the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. Heather’s expertise includes online publication platforms and peer review systems, open access and traditional publishing models, licensing, open access policies, journal marketing, social media, and maximizing content discoverability and exposure using scholarly indexing.

As Marketing and Special Projects Coordinator, Sheila works closely with the SG Publishing team to execute unique and personalized deliverables for your society. Sheila has over 10 years of experience in the print and publishing fields including experience using Open Journal Systems for both new and existing journals.

With a background in graphic design, print, and customer service, Sheila focuses on implementation of special projects from development to completion. Whether a social media campaign, industry research, or client support, as part of the SG Publishing team, Sheila enjoys working with societies along every step.

Sheila Dietrich
Sheila Dietrich
Marketing and Special Projects Coordinator
Sheila Dietrich
Sheila Dietrich
Marketing and Special Projects Coordinator

As Marketing and Special Projects Coordinator, Sheila works closely with the SG Publishing team to execute unique and personalized deliverables for your society. Sheila has over 10 years of experience in the print and publishing fields including experience using Open Journal Systems for both new and existing journals.

With a background in graphic design, print, and customer service, Sheila focuses on implementation of special projects from development to completion. Whether a social media campaign, industry research, or client support, as part of the SG Publishing team, Sheila enjoys working with societies along every step.

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