London Book Fair

London, 12 April 2016

Ingenta and PCG will be attending the London Book Fair. Find us on stand 7G41 in the National Hall.

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Ingenta is proud to present a number of sessions at this year’s London Book Fair, all of which will take place in The Faculty; the hub for debate and learning through a programme of academic, scientific and professional topics.


Wednesday 13th April – 11:30-12:30

What is a Publisher Now?
Yes, it’s Open – but where on earth is it?

The rising tide of Open Access publications – books, monographs and journal articles – brings with it a multitude of difficulties. None more significant than discoverability. The content that publishers and authors create may well be free and available, but how do readers find it? Open Access content is everywhere – in institutional repositories, on sites like OAPEN and DOAJ and on publisher’s own websites – but researchers have an increasingly hard time locating exactly what they are looking for, especially when it comes to relevant Gold Open Access content. Ingenta’s popular What is a Publisher Now? series, in this its fourth year, welcomes a distinguished panel of experts from across the scholarly publishing landscape to discuss the challenges brought about by the widespread shift to Open Access models, and the ways in which discoverability of Open Access content can be addressed.

PanelistsByron Russell, Head of Ingenta Connect, Ingenta; Mark Johnson, Director, Contributor Experience & Product Marketing, PLOS; Ros Pyne, Research & Development Manager, Open Research, Springer Nature; Lara Speicher, Publishing Manager, UCL Press; Dr. Rupert Gatti, Director and co-founder of Open Book Publishers


Thursday 14th April – 13:00-14:00

Levelling the playing field: how smaller society publishers use technology to aim high
In conversation with Leighton Chipperfield, Director of Publishing, Microbiology Society

Hot on the heels of the launch of its new online platform and a major rebrand, the Microbiology Society is the perfect example of a modern-day society publisher making the most of technological advances to bolster its offering. From responsive design and article level metrics to Open Access, Chipperfield will demonstrate how technology is driving success and growth at the Microbiology Society. He will reveal how the publisher is becoming more customer-centric by showcasing its journal and article content more effectively, how it is increasing engagement and interaction with its scientific community and authors, and how it is becoming more nimble as an organisation with the ability to innovate and experiment with new revenue models. Increasingly, where technology is concerned, size doesn’t matter, and this unmissable session with one of the most forward-thinking society publishers in the academic publishing arena is guaranteed to provoke debate, motivate and inspire.

Featuring Melissanne Scheld, Managing Director, PCG and Leighton Chipperfield, Director of Publishing and Income Diversification, Microbiology Society

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