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The world’s largest exhibition site for scientific, academic and scholarly publishing topics.


The future of academic publishing is decided here at Frankfurter Buchmesse. Nowhere else will you get a more comprehensive overview of all the different options for academic publishing. Learn about the latest innovations and trends for information management and the exchange of knowledge. Network with the most important minds in the industry.



Find out how knowledge and information will be disseminated and communicated in the future. The latest technologies and platforms presented here are ground-breaking for digital publishing and all related business models. Research, cooperation, publishing, networking, teaching and learning – all in the Frankfurt Academic section at Frankfurter Buchmesse.


Watch the 2020 Frankfurt Conference and B2B events again

Join us at #fbm21 to:

  • Experience innovations and trends from the academic field at first hand - whether digitally or on site
  • Extend your knowledge at diverse event formats
  • Make valuable contacts with international industry experts and librarians
  • Learn more about the academic publishing value chain: from publishers to libraries, service providers and start-ups

Frankfurt Conference: Academic & Scholarly- Open Science and the Management of a Cultural Change on 12 October 2020

Frankfurt Conference: Opening

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Speaker: Dr. Tiberius Ignat, Director of Scientific Knowledge Services
Scientific Knowledge Services

Frankfurt Conference: Open Science – a blueprint for universities in the 21st century?

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Speaker: Dr. Paul Ayris, Pro-Vice-Provost
UCL Library Services

Frankfurt Conference: The transformative power of Open Science

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Speaker: Catriona MacCallum, Director of Open Science
Hindawi Limited

Frankfurt Conference: Collaboration of stakeholders boosting Open Science

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Speaker: Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen, Director of Library Network Services
National Library of Finland

Frankfurt Conference: Working towards open research in the humanities

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Speaker: Emily Poznanski, Director Strategy
De Gruyter

Frankfurt Conference: Bibliodiversity in a time of crisis

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Speaker: Sofie Wennström, Analyst & Managing Editor
Stockholm University

Frankfurt Conference: From Advocacy to Practice in Open Science: the Role of Academic Publishing- Panel Discussion

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Speaker: Dr. Tiberius Ignat, Director of Scientific Knowledge Services
Scientific Knowledge Services
and 6 more speakers

Frankfurt Conference: Closing remarks

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Speaker: Dr. Tiberius Ignat, Director of Scientific Knowledge Services
Scientific Knowledge Services

Further highlights of the Academic programme

You can now access the recordings for free
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14 October 2020

60 min

Publishing Perspectives Talks: Academic Publishing Leaders

Speaker: Steven Inchcoombe, Chief Publishing and Solutions Officer
Springer Nature
and 3 more speakers

15 October 2020

90 min

Scholarly Kitchen at Frankfurter Buchmesse

Speaker: Siân Harris, Communications Specialist
and 4 more speakers
60 min

Where Publishing and the Pandemic Meet – The Future of Science and the Path to Digital Transformation Starts with Researchers

Speaker: Jennifer Goodrich, Director Product Management and Publisher Solutions
and 5 more speakers

16 October 2020

120 min

Charleston Library Conference Meets Frankfurter Buchmesse

Speaker: Jill Heinze, Senior Product Researcher
and 10 more speakers

Discover, experience and shape the academic landscape with us

Are you looking for some expert insights? We proudly present our articles and interviews

  • Jennifer Goodrich


    Peer-Review in a COVID-19 World- By Jennifer Goodrich

    CCC’s Jennifer Goodrich recently took an in-depth look, in a series of articles, at ways that the pandemic has impacted peer review processes and scholarly publishing.

  • Angela Cochran


    "We seem to be at a moment when all eyes are on publishers to propose new models."

    Angela Cochran, Managing Director and Publisher at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) on the future of scholarly publishing.

  • Arnoud de Kemp APE Berlin


    "Open Access will become normal. Data publishing will grow fast."

    How will academic publishing further evolve? Arnoud de Kemp, organiser of the APE conference in Berlin, about the relevance of open access and science and an industry in transition.

The digital event programme of the #fbm20 Special Edition

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