Research & Scholarly

  • The Research & Scholarly Publishing Forum


    Please note that the Research & Scholarly Publishing Forum has been cancelled in line with the cancellation of The London Book Fair 2020.

    All about Open Access: 'Shared Value? Shared Values? Who Owns Open?

    The Research and Scholarly Publishing Forum tackles Open Access and looks at the issues shaping the future of academic publishing. Participants will gain an overview of the new infrastructure and service developments that underpin research information. Conference chairs this year are Alicia Wise, Information Power, and Richard Charkin, Mensch Publishing.

    Admission into the conference also includes FREE Visitor access to the three days of The London Book Fair.

  • Programme

    RSPF debates the big questions facing academic publishing today.
    In 2021 it’s All About Open Access: ‘shared value?; shared values?; who owns Open. Chaired by the hugely experienced Alicia Wise, Information Power and Richard Charkin, Mensch Publishing, the programme will cover: Open Access; Global Perspectives; an In Conversation with leaders in the sphere, plus two panel discussions featuring speakers from Society Publishers Coalition; Hindawi; Digital Science; SPARC Europe, Cambridge University Press, and many more.

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    • You will gain an incisive overview of the new infrastructure and service developments that underpin research information, and gain a full understanding of why some stakeholders believe these need to be owned and controlled exclusively by members of the research community

    • Unique networking with leaders and peers in scholarly publishing

    • Network with leaders in scholarly publishing.


    The speaker roster is building to be a powerful list, including so far: Alicia Wise, Information Power; Claudio Aspesi, independent consultant, formerly an analyst at Bernstein; Emma Green, Hindawi; Kathy Christian, Digital Science and many more...

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  • Who Attends

    Assessment bodies | Content providers | Educators/teachers | Information industry consultants | International educational policy makers | Publishers | Researchers
  • Industry Supporter

    The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) is the international trade body for not-for-profit organizations and institutions that publish scholarly and professional content. ALPSP connects, informs, develops and represents the scholarly publishing community.


    Industry Supporter

    The Publishers Association represents the interests of UK publishers across consumer, education and academic publishing. Our members publish academic journal.

  • Sponsors

    We are delighted to welcome Copyright Clearance Centre and Wiley as Sponsors of the Research and Scholarly Publishing Forum.

  • Wiley help make research discovery and dissemination possible by investing in the success of our scholarly partners and customers and delivering world-class content, technology, and services. Together, we guide researchers on their journeys to communicate science and scholarship, creating impact and finding answers to the world’s biggest questions. To learn more about Wiley, visit

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  • Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) builds unique solutions that connect content and rights in contextually relevant ways through software and professional services. CCC helps people navigate vast amounts of data to discover actionable insights, enabling them to innovate and make informed decisions. CCC, with its subsidiary RightsDirect, collaborates with customers to advance how data and information is integrated, accessed, and shared while setting the standard for effective copyright solutions that accelerate knowledge and power innovation. CCC is headquartered in Danvers, Mass. with offices across North America, Europe and Asia. To learn more about CCC, visit

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