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.