Access All Areas: Global Trends in Research and Scholarly Publishing

In collaboration with the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers and The Publishers Association – Wednesday 15 April 2015 at Olympia Conference Centre, London

NEWS FOR RELEASE, LONDON, 18 February 2015: The London Book Fair (LBF), The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) and The Publishers Association (The PA) are delighted to announce the launch of a brand new Scholarly and Research forum at LBF – The Research & Scholarly Publishing Forum, a half day programme of four individual sessions facilitated by Toby Green, Head of Publishing at OECD and Alicia Wise, Director of Access and Policy at Elsevier.

The Forum will be sponsored by Publishers Communication Group, a division of Publishing Technology.

At a time of unprecedented change in academic and scholarly publishing, when the internet has dissolved physical supply chains, and the process of disseminating research is more global than ever, different national approaches to funding, assessment and open access are creating new friction points in this global process – which is in turn affecting researchers, their institutions and publishers.  The Research & Scholarly Publishing Forum will provide an opportunity for speakers from across the globe to provide an overview to help navigate these fundamental changes, and a forum for international publishers to learn from each other, improve business, and develop new models and markets.  The Programme features four sessions:

  • Walls come tumbling down: what happens to academic and scholarly publishing when digital removes physical barriers?  Chair: Audrey McCulloch, Chief Executive, ALPSP
  • Mind the gap: how can we learn from different cultures to do business successfully and seek new opportunities?  Chair: Richard Mollet, Chief Executive, The PA
  • Where does all the money go? How do different international approaches to funding higher education and research affect institutions and publishers? Chair: Toby Green, Head of Publishing, OECD
  • MINT or BRICS? How do other countries approach academic and scholarly research, what are the incentives and which are the emerging domestic markets to watch? Chair: Alicia Wise, Director of Access and Policy, Elsevier

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