Dedicated Scholarly Publishing Conference Programme Announced

Speakers from Wiley, Elsevier and Taylor & Francis are among the prestigious names participating in LBF’s dedicated academic publishing conference, The Research and Scholarly Publishing Forum, this year.

The popular conference, now in its third year, will be hosted by co-chairs Mandy Hill, Managing Director of Academic Publishing at Cambridge University Press, and Helen Dobson, Scholarly Communications Manager at the University of Manchester.

The half-day conference offers delegates a compact schedule of lively panel debates, ‘in conversation with’ sessions, keynote speeches and networking, and is programmed in partnership with the Publishers Association and ALPSP (the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers).

This year’s programme highlights include:

  • A discussion about the future of Open Access in the UK between Alicia Wise, Elsevier’s Director of Policy and Access, Liam Earney, Jisc Collections’ Head of Library Support Services, and Chris Banks, Assistant Provost (Space) & Director of Library Services, Central Library, Imperial College London
  • A panel presenting global research policy developments chaired by Wiley’s James Perham-Marchant, featuring speakers from Taylor & Francis, Berghahn Books and Research Consulting
  • A panel session on new innovations to watch, chaired by Tracey Armstrong, President and CEO of the Copyright Clearance Center, including speakers from Sparrho, Frontiers and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Orna O’Brien, Conference Manager at LBF commented:

“We’ve been welcoming a steadily increasing number of researchers, academics, librarians, publishers and other stakeholders from the scholarly community to LBF since we first launched our Academic & STM Zone back in 2012. The Research and Scholarly Publishing Forum, together with our academic publishing show floor theatre The Faculty, has become an extremely popular offering for these delegates, providing them with a great opportunity to hear from the industry’s movers and shakers and learn about the latest trends.”


Date:              Wednesday 15 March 2017

Time:             09:30 -14:00

Venue:          Olympia Conference Centre, Hammersmith Road, Kensington,

London, W14 8UX

Price:             £149 + VAT

To book:       Please visit

Conference tickets include free entrance to LBF for the full three days of the event, 14-16 March 2017.