Wednesday 13 March 2019

The Research and Scholarly Publishing Forum

The Research and Scholarly Publishing Forum

Wednesday 13 March 2019, Olympia Conference Centre, London, 9:30-13:00

Is this the end of publishing as we know it?

The Research and Scholarly Publishing Forum tackles the major issues shaping the future of academic publishing, including the impact of Open Access and the hot-button issue of Plan S.


 9:00 Registration, coffee, networking
 9:30 Welcome: Jacks Thomas, Director, The London Book Fair 
Welcome from Conference Chairs Rachel Bruce, UKRI and Alicia Wise, Information Power 
9:45 Keynote by David Sweeney, Executive Director of Research England and Co-Chair of Plan S Implementation Committee 
10:45 Coffee break
11:15  Panel discussion: Stakeholder perspectives with James Rivington, British Academy, Matthijs van OtegemLIBER, Malavika Legge, Portland Press, Leon Heward-Mills, Taylor & Francis, and Rachael Ainsworth, University of Manchester
12:00  In conversation – Jonathan Nowell, Chair, Book Trade Benevolent Society & Alison Tweed, Chief Executive, Book Aid International 
12:15  Update on UUK work on OA monographs with Roger Kain, Professor of Humanities, School of Advanced Studies, University London
13:00 Final remarks and networking reception

ALPSP is supporting the Research and Scholarly Publishing Forum in partnership with the Publishers Association and London Book Fair.

Date:              Wednesday 13 March 2019
Time:             09:30 -13:00
Venue:           Olympia Conference Centre, Hammersmith Road, Kensington,
                       London, W14 8UX
To book:        ALPSP members can purchase a ticket at a discounted rate of £99 (+VAT) which includes access to the London Book Fair from 12-14 March. Please email for the code.To book go to 

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