SSP 46th Annual Meeting – Inflection Point: Setting the Course for the Future of Scholarly Communication
The meeting will be held on May 29 – 31, 2024. SSP’s aim is to present an in-person meeting in Boston with a virtual attendance option that includes a mix of live and on-demand content. The SSP community continues to focus on bringing together academics, funders, librarians, publishers, service providers, technologists, researchers and countless others with a communal interest and stake in disseminating scholarly information.
The 5th ALPSP University Press Redux returns as an in-person event in May 2024, in partnership with Edinburgh University Press, as part of EUP’s 75th anniversary celebrations and will be held at the John McIntyre Conference Centre, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. UP Redux 2024 focuses on the theme of connecting people and ideas. Redux 2024 includes sessions on a range of pressing issues, including open access, sustainability, metadata, the importance of collaboration and community, equity, diversity and inclusion, digital disruption, accessibility; and authors and librarians.
The Library Publishing Forum is an annual conference bringing together representatives from libraries engaged in publishing initiatives to define and address major questions and challenges; to identify and document collaborative opportunities; and to strengthen and promote this community of practice. The Forum includes representatives from a broad, international spectrum of academic library backgrounds, as well as groups that collaborate with libraries to publish scholarly works, including publishing vendors, university presses, and scholars. The Forum is sponsored by the Library Publishing Coalition. The 2024 Library Publishing Forum will be an in-person event, scheduled to take place May 15–16, 2024, at the McNamara Alumni Center at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
The Council of Science Editors (CSE) is an international membership organization for editorial professionals publishing in the sciences. The purpose is to serve over 800 members in the scientific, scientific publishing, and information science communities by fostering networking, education, discussion, and exchange. The theme for 2024 CSE Annual Meeting is “Communicating Science for a Sustainable Future.” The Annual meeting will be held on May 4-7, 2024.
In addition to 3 general sessions, the program will also include 21 concurrent sessions on May 6th and 7th. Topics will include research integrity, early career engagement in peer review, a jam session for manuscript editors, launching a new Open Access journal, FAIR data, and much more. The last day of the annual meeting will feature a special closing session that explores the opportunities and risks of generative artificial intelligence in scholarly publishing, from which attendees will take away current examples of policies and guidance for use in their own organizations.
OPERAS (Opening Collaboration for Community-Driven Scholarly Communication) Conference 2024, a highly anticipated event in the world of open scholarly communication, will be held on April 24-26, 2024 in Zadar, Croatia. This conference is organised by the OPERAS-PLUS project to support the development of the OPERAS Research Infrastructure, supporting open scholarly communication for Social Sciences and Humanities in the European Research Area and to open up collaboration and facilitate exchange.
The OPERAS Conference aims to be a discussion hub in which different stakeholders such as researchers, decision-makers, publishers, librarians, and institutional service providers can share and compare their take on the current scholarly communication system and their vision for a sustainable future. The OPERAS conference will address issues relevant to the Social Sciences and Humanities field in the Open Science paradigm involving equitable publishing, multilingualism, bibliodiversity, and other related topics.
The STM US Annual Conference 2024 is bringing together individuals and organizations who share a commitment to advancing trusted research, such as academic publishers, learned societies, funders, university presses, government bodies, and innovators — from across the globe for two days of inspired networking, learning and ideation on April 24-25. Join us on April 23 for satellite event: STM Societal Impact Day, which will take place a day earlier.
The UKSG Annual Conference is a major event in the scholarly communications calendar which attracts delegates each year from around the world - librarians, publishers, content providers, consultants and intermediaries. The conference combines high-quality plenary presentations, lightning talks, workshops and breakout sessions with entertaining social events and trade exhibition. The UKSG annual conference will be held on April 8-10, 2024.
HIMSS24 is set to bring together a vibrant and diverse community of healthcare trailblazers from around the world. This gathering includes visionary CIOs and top-level executives, dedicated healthcare providers, knowledgeable informaticists, tech-savvy health IT professionals, forward-thinking government officials, innovative disruptors, strategic consultants, and dynamic market suppliers, among many, many other movers and shakers. HIMSS24 is where healthcare innovation thrives, featuring 1100+ leading healthcare tech companies. Explore a dynamic world of products, startups, and specialty pavilions, all shaping the future of healthcare.
RLUK24 will be a virtual conference held from 20-22 March 2024 on the Pheedloop platform. The role of the research library continues to expand as formats multiply, technology advances, and the expectations of the research community grow. As in many sectors, AI has the potential to significantly shift the research process, research dissemination, and workflows. All aspects of library activity could be impacted, from content creation, cataloguing and metadata, through to interactions with researchers. But with these exciting possibilities come ethical considerations and the need to consider the impact on both staff and users of libraries. RLUK24 seeks to consider the potential of AI but will give space to pause and consider the implications of such rapid and significant change.
Latest Trends in Image Alteration and Duplication webinar
In this webinar, a team of experts will present on the latest trends in image alteration and duplication and their detection, followed by a panel discussion. What are the new trends in image manipulation? What are the new tools and techniques that can be used to detect them? And to what extent is Generative AI being used for fraudulent behavior? The participants will also discuss the outcome of a survey conducted amongst image integrity specialists.
The London Book Fair (LBF) is where the global publishing community unites to develop relationships, gain insights, and define the future of creative content. From publishers, dealmakers, copyright pros, commissioners and global licensers - the entire publishing industry is represented at LBF. The Research and Scholarly Publishing Forum explores key themes in business and academic publishing, such as the influence of AI on scientific authorship and research, creating an open future, how associations are shaping the future of the academic sector, and strategies and trends in academic publishing.
STM’s ethical and practical guidelines for the use of generative AI in the publication process webinar
At the end of 2023, STM published a practical resource for stakeholders in scholarly publishing that addresses the increasingly significant role of Generative AI (GenAI) technologies in the publication process. The paper, developed by the AI Working Group of STM, provides concrete recommendations for authors, editorial teams, reviewers, and vendors, ensuring a responsible and ethical approach to the use of GenAI tools. To learn about these best practices and recommendations via a webinar designed to inform and equip participations with actionable takeaways — and to offer a forum for questions and collaboration.
Webinar – Wayfinders #2: building equity from a ‘per-publication charge’ context
OASPA’s wayfinders series brings to life practical case-studies helping all organisations find ways to increase equity in open access (OA). The second wayfinders webinar on February 28 focuses on those currently operating in a per-publication charge context. It is one thing for publishers that are set up, from the get go, to support OA without researcher-facing fees or per-unit invoices. (Future OASPA wayfinders sessions will explore such approaches in detail.) However, the picture is complex for those currently using APCs / per-publication-charges. Wayfinders #2 will collect views from such publishers who are taking steps to increase equity in OA, and committing to or exploring a move away from per-publication charges.
IPG 2024 Spring Conference, will take place on February 27 – 28, 2024, at the The Shaw Theatre in London. The conference speakers will cover the big issues of 2024, including:The business, economic and political landscapes with Sir Chris Bryant MP, shadow minister for the creative industries and digital; AI’s impact on publishing, copyright and marketing, with tech expert George Walkley, Fox Williams’ Mary Elliott, Scott Steinberg and Chien-Wei Lui and Shimmr’s Searsha Sadek; Social media, with experts David Schneider and Ella Higgins on the future of platforms and the best places for brands to be; and Academic publishing experts on big Open Access developments.
The Researcher to Reader Conference aims to be the premier forum for discussion of the international scholarly communications ecosystem – bringing knowledge from the Researcher to the Reader. The Conference programme typically includes a variety of session formats, intended to give each topic an appropriate expression, and to maximise interaction amongst all the participants. These usually include Workshops, Panels, Debates, Interviews, Presentations and Lightning Talks. Topics recently covered have included: Early Career Researchers, OA Standards, Open Data, Disability Within Publishing, Open Books, Transformative Agreements, Business Models, The Hybrid Workplace, APC-free Open Access, Preprint Peer Review, Mergers, Acquisitions and Consolidation, Research Data Discoverability and Publishers and Libraries as Intermediaries.
The Conference runs an open Call for Papers between July and September each year. Conference Registration is open from October to February.
The webinar will explore the open access publishing agreements available to University of Melbourne staff and students in 2024. It will be delivered by Dr. Zachary Kendal, Scholarly Communications Specialist, and is open to all academic staff, graduate researchers, and professional staff. This webinar will explore The open access landscape in 2024, including key funder open access policies and our revised Principles for Open Access to Research Outputs at Melbourne; The different open access publishing agreements active in 2024, including our Read and Publish Agreements and Transformative Agreements with various publishers; The scope, limitations, and eligibility criteria of the agreements; How to use our open access publishing agreements when publishing your research; and Other pathways to open access, including publishing in no-fee open access journals, and using free repository open access opportunities.
NISO Plus Baltimore, will take place in person on February 13–14, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor in Baltimore. Organized by a committee representing libraries, publishers, vendors, and more from around the world, the program will consist of 4 tracks: Metadata, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Open Access, and a final “Wild Card” track that will include sessions from NISO working groups and updates on NISO projects, as well as topics that emerge over the next few months. The meeting format will emphasize conversation over presentation and offer opportunities throughout for participants to network, collaborate, and explore solutions to challenges currently facing scholarly communications.
Embracing Sustainability—Libraries Leading the Way
ARL, invites one-day workshop-style experience presented by the ARL Learning Network: Embracing Sustainability—Libraries Leading the Way. Sustainable practices are a priority in everything we do—at work, at home, and in life in general. ARL has adopted sustainability as one of its values. However sustainable development goes beyond environmental sustainability alone. Using the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a tool for fostering individual and collective awareness and imagination, the 2024 President’s Institute will explore how libraries and museums contribute to sustainable development and how we can build awareness and actively participate in furthering this work. We’ll hear from experts in the field and work together to set sustainability goals for our libraries, our institutions, and within ARL.
Webinar: Avoiding rejection: How to successfully navigate the publishing process
Each year millions of articles are rejected by journals. While experiencing rejection in the publishing process is a normal aspect of every researcher’s work life, there are ways to reduce the rate of rejection. Join us for this session will look at some of the main reasons for articles being rejected and provide tips for avoiding that fate. It also will focus on journal selection, manuscript preparation, publishing ethics, and the peer-review process. This session concludes the Taylor & Francis Researcher Webinar Series 2023.
LibLearnX is a four-day learning conference that invites American Library Association (ALA) members and non-members to participate in collaborative and engaging education, networking, and celebrations. Designed as an active-learning experience, LibLearnX offers a diverse selection of more than 100 education programs, created by library professionals for library professionals. The sessions will be available in eight primary content areas, including Books and Authors, Collection Services, Community Outreach and Engagement, Health and Wellness, Leadership and Management, Library Programs and Services, Readers' Advisory, and Technology Innovation.
The APE conferences aim to provide a better understanding of scholarly communication and the role of information in science, education and society. They encourage debate about the future of value-added scientific publishing, information dissemination and access to scientific results and offer an independent forum for open discourse. The Berlin Institute for Scholarly Publishing (BISP) is a not-for-profit organization under German law founded in 2020 and dedicated to bringing publishers, researchers, funders, and policymakers together. Starting with the 2021 edition, BISP is the organizer of the Academic Publishing in Europe (APE) Conference.