Dedicated Scholarly Publishing Conference Programme Announced

Dedicated Scholarly Publishing Conference Programme Announced

The Research and Scholarly Publishing Forum line-up announced

Kensington Olympia, Wednesday 15th March 2017, 09:30-14:00

London, 16 February 2017: Speakers from Wiley, Elsevier and Taylor & Francis are among the prestigious names participating in LBF’s dedicated academic publishing conference, The Research and Scholarly Publishing Forum, this year.

The popular conference, now in its third year, will be hosted by co-chairs Mandy Hill, Managing Director of Academic Publishing at Cambridge University Press, and Helen Dobson, Scholarly Communications Manager at the University of Manchester.

The half-day conference offers delegates a compact schedule of lively panel debates, ‘in conversation with’ sessions, keynote speeches and networking, and is programmed in partnership with the Publishers Association and ALPSP (the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers).

This year’s programme highlights include:

  • A discussion about the future of Open Access in the UK between Alicia Wise, Elsevier’s Director of Policy and Access, Liam Earney, Jisc Collections’ Head of Library Support Services, and Chris Banks, Assistant Provost (Space) & Director of Library Services, Central Library, Imperial College London
  • A panel presenting global research policy developments chaired by Wiley’s James Perham-Marchant, featuring speakers from Taylor & Francis, Berghahn Books and Research Consulting
  • A panel session on new innovations to watch, chaired by Tracey Armstrong, President and CEO of the Copyright Clearance Center, including speakers from Sparrho, Frontiers and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Orna O’Brien, Conference Manager at LBF commented:

“We’ve been welcoming a steadily increasing number of researchers, academics, librarians, publishers and other stakeholders from the scholarly community to LBF since we first launched our Academic & STM Zone back in 2012. The Research and Scholarly Publishing Forum, together with our academic publishing show floor theatre The Faculty, has become an extremely popular offering for these delegates, providing them with a great opportunity to hear from the industry’s movers and shakers and learn about the latest trends.”


Date Wednesday 15 March 2017

Time 09:30 -14:00

Venue Olympia Conference Centre, Hammersmith Road, Kensington,

London, W14 8UX

Price £149 + VAT

To Book Please visit

Conference tickets include free entrance to LBF for the full three days of the event, 14-16 March 2017.

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Notes to editors:

The London Book Fair (LBF)
The London Book Fair (LBF) is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. Taking place every spring in the world’s premier publishing and cultural capital, it is a unique opportunity to explore, understand and capitalise on the innovations shaping the publishing world of the future. LBF brings you direct access to customers, content and emerging markets. LBF 2017, the 46th Fair, will take place from 14 – 16 March 2017, Olympia London. LBF’s London Book and Screen Week will run for the third year, with the book fair as the pivotal three-day event within a seven day programme. London Book and Screen Week will begin on Monday 13 March. For further information, please visit

The Publishers Association (The PA)
The Publishers Association represents the interests of UK publishers across trade, education and academic publishers. Our members publish academic journals, textbooks for higher, secondary and primary education, fiction, non-fiction, children’s and learning resources. As a whole, the industry contributes over £4.4bn to the UK economy with digital revenues contributing 32% and export sales accounting for 43%.

The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) is the international membership trade body which works to support and represent not-for-profit organisations and institutions that publish scholarly and professional content around the world.  Its membership also encompasses those that partner with and provide services to not-for-profit publishers.  ALPSP’s has over 320 institutional members in 40 countries, who collectively publish over half the world’s total active journals as well books, databases and other products.


Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 41 countries. In 2012 Reed brought together seven million active event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 34 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 44 industry sectors with trade and consumer events and is part of the Reed Elsevier Group, a world-leading provider of professional information solutions.


Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) (Sponsor)
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), with its subsidiaries RightsDirect and Ixxus, is a global leader in content workflow, document delivery, text and data mining and rights licensing technology for thousands of publishers, businesses and academic institutions. CCC’s solutions provide anytime, anywhere content access, usage rights and information management while promoting and protecting the interests of copyright holders. CCC serves more than 35,000 customers and over 12,000 copyright holders worldwide and manages more than 950 million rights from the world’s most sought-after journals, books, blogs, movies and more. The company has locations in the US, the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, Romania and Japan.

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