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The world’s largest fair for scientific and academic content.


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 Frankfurt Conference and B2B events again

Don't miss the next digital highlight in December 2020!

Frankfurt Academic Conference

Frankfurt Academic Conference

Register now for our first digital Frankfurt Academic Conference with international speakers on 3-4 December 2020!

Frankfurt Academic: Your benefits

  • Discover innovations, trends and market developments in the scientific field
  • Experience our specialist programme at the new format Frankfurt Conference 12-15 October with its own academic track on 12 October
  • Network with international scientific publishers, companies, service providers and start-ups at online Networking events
  • A curated B2B programme with international experts from the industry awaits you, as well as top-class events for librarians

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


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

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

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

The transformative power of Open Science

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Speaker: Catriona MacCallum, Director of Open Science
Hindawi Limited

Collaboration of stakeholders boosting Open Science

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

Working towards open research in the humanities

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Speaker: Emily Poznanski, Director Strategy
De Gruyter

Bibliodiversity in a time of crisis

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Speaker: Sofie Wennström, Analyst & Managing Editor
Stockholm University

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

Closing remarks

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

Marking the debut of the Frankfurt Conference, the Academic and Scholarly session was dedicated to the transformation of the academic and research communication. Marking and disseminating for hundreds of years the research output, this form of communication became essential for educating generations of curious minds and for building trustful conversations which led to discoveries.
Academic and scholarly communication is now seen as a fertile ground to share and help more elements of the research cycle, among which the data sets, software, ethics and more. Open Science, strongly supported by universities, research funders and many publishers is a model which promises more transparency and interoperability to accelerate the new discoveries. It also shows a way to increase the collaborations between scientists and the broader society.

A reputable number of speakers from universities, libraries and publishing houses illustrated through real-life examples of how this transformation is made and what changes are expected for matching the expectations of researchers: a healthier, trustworthiness and diverse research environment.

The session combined a series of presentations with a live panel discussion where the audience could interact with the speakers. Missed the event? You can now watch the recordings free of charge with your My Book Fair profile.


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

New experiences in science

Frankfurt Academic: 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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