Contribute to the Future of Scholarly Publishing 4.0: Open Questions in Times of Open Access and Open Science 

Seminar Room, NH Berlin Mitte, Berlin, Germany

Building of NH Hotel Mitte at Leipziger Strasse 106 - 111

Pre-Conference Day - Monday, 16 January, 2017

An interactive (Dis)Course for Young(er) Publishers


Venue of the APE 2017 Pre-Conference Day:

NH Hotel Berlin Mitte
Leipziger Strasse 106 -111
10117 BERLIN, Germany


The APE Pre-Conference Day has always been smaller, nimbler and more interactive than the main conference. For 2017 we want to take this one step further. Together with you, we want to question ourselves where academic publishing might be going in the next ten years and how we get there. Publishing paradigms are changing and we see new companies and services joining the publishing arena. The Pre-Conference Day will be structured around two streams, with short introductions by experts. Then we will invite all participants to join us for moderated discussions, break-out sessions and feedback. At the end of the day we will have learned and contributed to a joint vision and defined key elements for Publishing 4.0.


Set-up: For the Pre-Conference Day we will ask all participants to become contributors as well. During the day. Round-tables will have each 8 – 10 participants who, together, will discuss the future of scholarly publishing. The idea is that we break away from the current boundaries and think disruptive. 

;; Each session will start with a short introduction by one of the organizers.

:: Each table will discuss and interact on their given topics for about an hour.

:: After this each table will shortly present its findings centrally after which these findings will be discussed.

:: During the lunch-break participants can vote for the most interesting ideas.


Topics (to be expanded) :: Collaborative Authoring - how do authors work together on creating content? :: Quality Assurance – how will the quality of content be checked? :: Format – how will content be presented? :: Data Management – how will data be managed? :: Sharing – how will it be shared? :: Feedback – how will feedback be obtained? :: Quality Measures - how will authors be credited for their output? :: Longevity - how will content be kept alive? :: Gateways – who or what will manage access? :: Business Models - how will money be made?


Call to Arms

Bring your questions and join us on the Pre-Conference Day to discuss these interesting


ORG Team: This program has been developed by Bas Straub (Owner, Konvertus and Director, STM Journal Courses, Prof. Dr. Alexander Grossmann (HTWK Leipzig and Founder/Owner of ScienceOpen) Dr. Kaveh Bazargan (Director, Tiver Valley Technologies), Charlie Rapple (Sales and Marketing Director, Co-Founder, KUDOS), Anthony Watkinson (Principal Consultant, CIBER Research) and Emily Poznanski (Manager, Business Development, De Gruyter).

Special rates available for trainees, students and groups. For more information please contact us at