APE 2019
Academic Publishing
in Europe Nr. 14
or Pipelines?
Where is the Value in
Scholarly Communications?

APE 2019 Full Conference:
15-16 January 2019 Berlin

SSP Pre-Conference:
14 January 2019 Berlin


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For Complete Program with Abstracts: APE 2019 Full Conference – Final Program

Venue of APE 2019 – Leibniz Hall,
Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Berlin

Speakers Gallery of APE 2019



Dr. Michiel Kolman, President, International Publishers Association (IPA), Geneva

Welcome and Opening

Prof.Dr. Christian Thomsen, President, Technical University Berlin

Plan S: Accelerating the Transition to full and immediate Open Access by 2020

Robert-Jan Smits, Special Envoy of the European Commission for
Open Access and Innovation, European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC),
European Commission, Brussels



A View from the United States: The Health of Science Funding and Scientific Publishing

Dr. Rush Holt, President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Washington, DC

Guided and grounded Transformation Strategies: Publishers as Researchers’ Advocates and Agents of sustainable scholarly Communications

Judy Verses, Executive Vice-President, Research, Wiley, Inc., New York

Plenary Talk: Where is the Value in Scholarly Communications?

Dr. Philippe MAB Terheggen, Managing Director, Journals, Elsevier, Amsterdam

Session 1: Panel – A Journey through Platforms and Pipelines

Liz Marchant, Editorial Director, Life, Environmental & Earth Science Journals at Taylor & Francis, Oxford

Clowns to the Left of Me – Jokers to the Right. The Independent Publisher in an Age of Mergers and Acquisitions

Angela Cochran, Associate Publisher and Journals Director, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Reston, VA, and Author at the 'Scholarly Kitchen'

On Migrating from a traditional Platform to an innovative nonprofit Partnership

Lauren Kane, Chief Strategy and Operating Officer, BioOne, Washington, DC

Graduating from Platforms to Researcher-centric Pipelines

Jonathan Hevenstone, SVP Business Development, Atypon, Hoboken

Session 2: Panel Quo vadis, Science?

Dr. Ralf Schimmer, Director, Scientific Information Provision, Max Planck Digital Library, Munich

Where do we stand after the 14th Berlin Open Access Conference?

Prof. Dr. Gerard Meijer,
Director, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin

How to make a DEAL?

Prof. Dr. Günter M. Ziegler, President of the Free University of Berlin

Open Access – or Open Science?

Dr. Bernd Pulverer, Chief Editor,
The EMBO Journal and Head of Scientific Publications, EMBO, Heidelberg

Open Access: Perspectives from the European Chemical Society (EuChemS) and the Royal Society of Chemistry

Dr. Robert Parker, CEO, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge

Quo Vadis, Science? Panel Discussion


The APE Lecture: ‘Bridge over Troubled Water’. In the Spirit of Karen Hunter (1945-2018)

Judith C. Russell, Dean of University Libraries, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainsville, Fl

Session 3: Good Morning China! (Almost) everything
you always wanted to know about China (but were afraid to ask).
Interview by Drs. Eefke Smit, STM

Ed Gerstner, VP Publishing, Nature Research Open Access, London

Session 4: Where have all the Dotcoms gone? Plus new Start-ups

Drs. Eefke Smit, Director, Standards and Technology, The International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM), Amsterdam
What happened to the Dotcoms in our STM sector? First results of a retrospective overview 2008 - 2018
Yvonne Campfens, independent consultant
New Dotcoms to watch:

  • AcademicLabs.co by Founder and CEO Arne Smolders
  • Filestage.io by CEO Niklas Dorn
  • SCI.ai by Roman Gurinovich, Systems Architect
  • Morressier by Sami Benchekroun, Co-Founder and CEO


Session 5: Books – Paradigm Regained?

Ir. Wilma van Wezenbeek, Director,
TU Delft and Program Manager Open Access (VSNU The Hague)
Going Agile, Going Open? Initiatives in North American Humanities Book Publishing
Jason Colman, Director, Michigan Publishing Services, University of Michigan Library, Ann Arbor, MI
Open Access Books – A Diamond in the Rough
Dr. Anke Beck, CEO, IntechOpen, London
A Book is a Book is a Book?
Prof. Dr. Wolfram Horstmann, University Librarian, State and University Library Göttingen

Session 6: Discovering, Sharing, and Accessing Content – Changes and Solutions

Alice Meadows, Director of Communications, ORCID and Author at The Scholarly Kitchen
Rediscovering Research: Challenges in a changing Environment
Dr. Daniel W. Hook, CEO, Digital Science, London
RA 21. Resource Access in the 21st Century: Peek Preview into Solutions and Results
Ralph Youngen, Co-Chair STM RA21 Taskforce and Director, Publishing Systems Integration, American Chemical Society (ACS), Columbus, Ohio
Research Data: The approaching Horizon in Europe and beyond
Grace Baynes, VP, Research Data & New Product Development, Open Research, Springer Nature, London

Closing Panel: Integrity, Ethics, and Peer Review: Who mediates the peer review conversation when we change the model?

Chris Graf, Director, Research Integrity and Publishing Ethics, Wiley, Oxford
Publisher- and Editor-mediated Peer Review – Evolution of the traditional Approach
Elisa De Ranieri, Editor-in-Chief, Nature Communications, London
Author-mediated Peer Review – the “Platform Approach”, where authors choose their reviewers
Dr. Diego Benedict Baptista, Open Research Coordinator, Wellcome Trust, London
Community-mediated Peer Review – the preprint model
Dr. John R. Inglis, Executive Director of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor, NY