Pre-Conference Day - Monday, 10 January, 2011

Seminar Room, NH Berlin Mitte, Berlin, GermanyBuilding of NH Hotel Mitte at Leipziger Strasse 106 - 111

The Conference starts with the Pre-Conference Day on Monday on Understanding and being Successful in Publishing. This special day has been created for (mostly younger) publishers, librarians, information specialists and students of media, information science, publishing, bookselling and library courses, who want to get an update on what is going on in our world and to share information and experiences in an informal and international atmosphere. Participants can register at a special rate for the APE 2011 Conference. Participants enjoy a special discount of 20% if they also register for the APE 2011 Full Conference.

All Participants will receive a "Certificate of Attendance".



Venue of the APE 2011 Pre-Conference Day:

NH Berlin Mitte
Leipziger Strasse 106 -111
10117 BERLIN, Germany
E-Mail: nhberlinmitte (at)



PowerPoint Presentation will be available after the Conference, please click Program Pre-Conference Day for downlaod.



click Program Pre-Conference Day: on Understanding and being Successful in Publishing

Doors open for Registration (Coffee & Tea)


Opening and Introduction by Arnoud de Kemp, APE 2011 Conference, Heidelberg


Are Social Media impacting on Research? by Professor David Nicholas, Director, Department of Information Studies, UCL Centre for Publishing and CIBER Research Group, University College London


Coffee & Tea and Networking


Social Networks in Publishing - or Publishing in Social Networks? organised and moderated by Joachim Engellad, Publishing Consultant, Berlin


Publishers do care about social networks. It has been one of the fundaments of their business ever since: connection researchers, information, questions, ideas and secured knowledge. This session shall explore how new electronic networks, communication means and personal expression affect research publishing. What can be learned about the demands, interests and social/communicative habits of researchers: Where do activities support and influence each other - publishing, blogging, career building, and research?


"New Economiy"? - Research Journals, Relevance and how to Sustain a Publishing Operation

Martijn Roelandse, Associate Editor Neurosciences, Springer Dordrecht


Hot and Cooking? - Insight into Research Blogging

Manon Sarah Littek, Project Manager,, Munich


Collective Knowledge - Using Wikis for Creating, Distributing and Contextualizing Research Results

Dr. Daniel Mietchen, Structural Brain Mapping Group, University of Jena


Publishing and Social networks "divided by blurring Lines?". Insight from Nature

Dr. Jo Stichbury, Nature Networks, London


Buffet Lunch and Networking


On Open Access Publishing Models, that work, on Metrics, that access the Value of your Content, on a Social Network for Mandarin speaking Academics


organised and moderated by Dr. Matthias Wahls,Publishing Consultant, The Hague


Open Access Publishing in China and the Approach of BioMed Central

Ms. Diane Wang MA, Open Access Publishing Manager China, BioMed Central, Beijing


To be published for fee or to be read for free? OA publishing from an Easteuropean perspective

Dr. Lyubomir Penev, Managing Director, Pensoft Publishers, Sofia, A Chinese - Only Social Network

Dr. Matthias Wahls


How to Assess the Value of your Online Content, in STM and the Humanities

Michiel Thijssen, Sr. Acquisitions Editor Science and Biology, Brill, Leiden



Coffee & Tea and Networking


Smarter Publishing with an Intelligent Desktop

Dr. Gunnar Aastrand Grimnes, Scientist, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Kaiserslautern



How to be Successful? What you need to Know! Requirements for YOUR Future

organized and moderated by Monika Kolb, mediacampus frankfurt


Christa Bommart Director Human Resources, Legal Rights & Licensing, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen (requested)

Volker Oppmann, Managing Director, textunes, Berlin

Verlagsgruppe Oetinger, Xenos Verlagsgesellschaft, Hamburg

Alexander von Reibnitz, Manging Director Digital Media and Business Development, VDZ Association of German Magazine Publishers, Berlin



moderated by Arnoud de Kemp, APE 2011


End of Pre-Conference Day. All Participants receive a Certificate of Attendance

Please note date of Pre-Conference Day, APE 2012, is January 23, 2012