UNSILO

AI for Academic Publishing

At UNSILO, I dedicated a lot of my time to conversations with current and potential users in order to drive product decisions and explore business opportunities. I thoroughly studied the problems in the industry and learned to identify those that were most severe.

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Contribution

• Leading design and research processes for over a year

• Conducting interviews with users and academic researchers

• Creating and communicating prototypes to users

• Greatly contributing to product management processes

• Working on multiple products in different states

• Facilitating workshops and hackathons

• And much, much more

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Projects

I was working on different products in different points of their life-cycles. For example, one of the products was meant to address the problem of journal editors with the ever-increasing flow of manuscript submissions. The editors would upload a manuscript and see an AI powered evaluation, utilising millions of previously published papers.

And for the journals with very specific needs, we made a tool where editors can teach their own AI system by annotating a few examples.

With a product called Classify, we enabled OECD to create a tool for discovering SDG-related policy content.

SDG Pathfinder

Before any of these products became products, I thoroughly studied the industry with its stakeholders and processes. As a result of hours of research, interviews, notes, and preparations, I managed to provide a simplified explanation of the editorial process. This helped my team get a good idea of what we had to solve and why.

Editorial Process

As a part of a research effort for a product meant to aid authors write their manuscripts, I compared the challenges of western and non-western researchers by talking with researchers around the world.

Western v. Non-Western Researchers

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Partners & Customers

I had the chance to work with the biggest scientific publishers in the world, as well as with others, not as big: Springer Nature, Wiley, BMJ, Taylor & Francis Group, OECD, Karger, and many more.

I led a pilot program with Clarivate Analytics where I collaborated with other major publishers. On top of that, I worked with researchers from Aarhus University, as well as researchers from across the globe.

For two years in a row, I collaborated with Frankfurt Book Fair representing UNSILO at the biggest literature event in the world where the company received massive traction.

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