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8 exciting scholarly publishing events to look forward to in 2024

Updated: Jan 26

January marks the beginning of yet another exciting year in scholarly publishing, with advancements in technology, changing research trends, and evolving publishing practices. As anyone who works in our industry knows, finding the time to stay updated with industry trends can be a challenge. Scholarly publishing events can be a great way to learn the latest news in our industry.

This year promises to be one full of insightful events that will shape the future of scholarly communications, many of which should definitely be on your list of ones to participate in this year. We’re looking forward to catching up in person and virtually with new and existing clients, our expanding in-house team, and many friends and colleagues in the industry.

How can you stay up to date with ever evolving industry trends, while catching up with industry colleagues? Check out some of the key scholarly publishing events we might be attending and following throughout 2024.

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Academic Publishing in Europe (APE) Conference

9–10 January, 2024

Berlin, Germany

The APE Conference is a highly regarded event that brings together publishers, researchers, librarians, and technologists to discuss the latest developments in academic publishing. With a focus on digital transformation, open access, and emerging technologies, this conference provides a platform for sharing knowledge and fostering collaborations.

London Book Fair

12-14 March, 2024

London, UK

London Book Fair is always a key event in the publishing calendar, a chance to meet directly with publishers, authors, intermediaries and service providers. The event also contains several forums, including the Research and Scholarly Publishing Forum. This year's forum will be covering exciting discussions, including AI in 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. The Research and Scholarly Publishing Forum is a great chance to explore hot topics and hear from leading industry and academic speakers, and will take place on March 14.

UKSG Conference

8-10 April, 2024

Brighton, United Kingdom

The UKSG Conference is a renowned event that brings together professionals from the scholarly communications community. With a focus on knowledge sharing and collaboration, this conference covers a wide range of topics including open access, library technologies, research data management, and more.

International Association of Scientific, Technical, and Medical Publishers (STM) Conference

23 April, 2024

Washington, United States

The STM Conference is an international gathering of STM publishers, librarians, researchers, and technologists. With a focus on technological advancements, data-driven publishing, and sustainable practices, this conference explores the future of scholarly publishing. Attendees can expect thought-provoking discussions on topics like artificial intelligence, blockchain, and open science.

University Press Redux Conference

15–16 May, 2024


University Press Redux is an event that focuses on the history, present, and future of scholarly publishing. With sessions dedicated to the evolution of publishing technologies, the role of libraries, and the challenges facing the industry, this event offers valuable insights into the scholarly publishing landscape.

Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) Annual Meeting

29-31 May, 2024

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

The SSP Annual Meeting is a premier event that attracts professionals from all corners of the scholarly publishing industry. With a diverse range of sessions covering topics such as research integrity, publishing ethics, digital innovations, and global collaboration, this meeting provides a unique platform for networking and knowledge sharing.

Association of University Presses (AUP) Annual Meeting

11-13 June, 2024

Montreal, Quebec

The AUP Annual Meeting combines professional development, networking, and knowledge sharing among university press and nonprofit scholarly publishers. It brings together hundreds of scholarly publishing professionals and partners and provides an opportunity for attendees to exchange ideas, collaborate, and establish connections within the industry . The diverse programme covers topics relevant to the scholarly publishing community, including emerging trends, best practices, and challenges faced by university presses.

ALPSP Annual Conference

11-13 September, 2024

London, United Kingdom

The ALPSP Annual Conference is a must-attend event for scholarly publishers, librarians, and industry professionals. This conference provides a platform for discussing publishing innovations, business models, and emerging trends in the scholarly publishing industry.

We’re proud to work in an industry with events that offer unique opportunities for networking, knowledge sharing, and staying ahead of the curve. So mark your calendars and get ready to be part of these transformative gatherings – which ones will you be following? In the meantime, why not check out our guide on measuring the ROI of events?


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