ALPSP Conference

ALPSP Conference and Awards 2019


photo Beaumont Estate The White HouseOur annual flagship event will be held at the Beaumont Estate, Old Windsor, Berkshire, UK from 11-13 September.  

 View the programme on our dedicated website 

 About the ALPSP Conference

The ALPSP Conference provides a friendly forum in which to share information and knowledge, learn about new initiatives, and engage in open discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing publishing today. With expert speakers and a wide ranging programme, our annual event is for everyone in the scholarly publishing community. We also offer a range of sponsorship opportunities for this key event in the calendar, which attracts a high level audience from all sectors of the scholarly communications industry. 

Our Conference Programme Committee have worked hard to bring you three days of exciting, informative and thought-provoking sessions.  Most of the programme is now complete and you can view the topics and speakers confirmed so far here.  Some of the themes we will be exploring in 2019 are: 

  • Open Research and Transparency - 'New horizons in open research'
    It is an exciting time for scholarly publishing.  Innovation and technology make it increasingly possible for research to be shared and published in new formats and more open and accessible ways. Combined with the opportunities presented by technology, there is an increasing demand - from funders, institutions and researchers - for research findings to be shared more quickly, openly and fully.  But what are the challenges that the drive to open brings? How can we balance and manage some of the competing interests to ensure that the opportunities of open science are maximised?

    These sessions will put a lens on a few issues that are considered integral to open research: the promise and progress brought by open methodologies, how can open peer review support greater transparency and trust in research, and how can society publishers respond and thrive in the drive to open access?

  • Business Models & Innovation (including Technology)
    The scholarly community and publishing market is changing rapidly. Libraries, funders, scholars, and technology providers are testing new business models, innovating, and collaborating to solve large scale challenges unlike before. How do we enable open access and comply with mandates? Should you utilize open source or proprietary technologies in your organization? How can you make money from metadata? Who is doing exciting things in the industry? The plenary and parallel sessions in this track will answer these questions and more.

  • Internationalization & Diversity
    How can we ensure that publishing more accurately reflects the diversity of the world we live in? Whether we talk about diversity in gender, geographic location, culture, career stage, or by discipline, how can we address this and measure and report on our success? Through our linked sessions we will examine ways to encourage all forms of diversity across our industry, as well as ways to hold ourselves accountable for progress towards these goals.

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ALPSP Conference Sponsors Aug19 

You can find out more about our 2019 sponsors here.  If you are interested in sponsoring the ALPSP Conference, or any of our events, please contact Sabia Morrison at for more details. 

Media from the 2018 conference 

The audio files and pdf copies of slides are now available for all sessions.  So, if you attended and want to revisit a plenary or parallel, or weren't able to make it and want to see what you missed, click here to listen and view.  

Video footage of all plenary sessions is also available on the ALPSP YouTube page.

Photographs from the event can be viewed via Flickr here.  View the Conference Highlights video here.

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For full details about the 2018 conference, including speakers and programme, please visit our dedicated website.


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