Is the flowing river of scholarly communication changing course? If so, how will current publishers find their place and remain relevant? Will librarians become the new publishers? Why technology will not get cheaper? With everything be open (open access, open peer review, open science), where are the added values of scientific publishing? Has it become easier to publish articles and get recognition? Do we no longer need metrics?
Speakers will examine what this new course might look like and whether it will it complement or replace existing routes to scholarly communication. Will it offer new opportunities for publishers and what might they be? Should publishers invest more to prove their value in scholarly communication and how might they do this or is their value better communicated by their actions?
The Pre-Conference (Monday, 15 January 2018) will be organized in cooperation with the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP).
Conference venue is the Leibniz Hall of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities at Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin. The Program is being developed by a high level Program Committee (see Committee). In the course of October we will unveil the complete program with the usual actuality and originality.
APE Conferences are well known for offering a broad perspective, varying from the basics of academic publishing, reputation, reliable quality, reproducibility, the role of peer review, sustainability, funding, information infrastructure, open data and open science, more dot.coms to watch and further projects to discover. As always, the APE Lecture will be given by a promiment speaker.
The Conference Dinner in the 'Refugium' is one of the highlights of every APE Conference.
There will be enough room for discussions and meetings with (new) friends and colleagues…