STM Frankfurt Conference 2015

STM’s Annual Frankfurt Conference has established itself as the ‘must-attend’ event prior to the Book Fair. Attracting the leading figures from across scholarly and professional publishing, STM’s event provides a program focused on strategic thinking, public policy, business models and key drivers shaping the future of the STM industry.

A not-to-be-missed event for publishing managers, executives and industry leaders, the Frankfurt conference is an unrivalled networking opportunity, which attracts international attendees from all sizes of publishing organizations.


Tuesday, 13th October


Registration, Networking Breakfast


Welcome & Opening
STM Board Chair


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robert “Bob” Hariri, MD, PhD, Chairman, Founder & Chief Scientific Officer Celgene Cellular Therapeutics
Vice-Chairman & Co-Founder Human Longevity, Inc.


Coffee Break & Networking 


Communications Panel Moderated by: Grace Baynes, Director of Business Operations and Policy, Open Research, Springer Nature

  • STM's consultation on article sharing , H. Frederick Dylla, American Institute of Physics  
  • Think, Check, Submit, Caroline Sutton, Co-Action Publishing
  • Research4Life, Richard Gedye, STM Association
  • ORCID in publisher workflows for authors and reviewers, Laurel Haak, ORCID


Lunch & Networking


The Transition to Open Access: Data from the UK

Michael Jubb, Director of Research Information Network (RIN)

Michael shall present findings from a major collaborative study, with authoritative data for 2014 on

• The availability different kinds of open access options, both Green and Gold, in different  subject areas
• The take-up of those different kinds of options by researchers in the UK (as compared with global averages), in journals with different citation profiles and in different subject areas
• Usage levels for OA and non-OA articles
•  Levels of payments made by UK universities for APCs and subscriptions
• The potential impact of OA on learned societies


Dismantling the Stumbling Blocks that Impede Researchers’ Access to E-Resources

Roger Schonfeld, Director, Library and Scholarly Communication Program
Ithaka S+R

Scholarly publishers and content providers have made great strides in the design and usability of their online platforms in recent years. But content providers operate in the systems ecosystem of the licensing academic library, where a variety of intermediary services play a role in discovery and access, posing challenges for seamless integration of licensed e-resources. And, mobile tools are growing in popularity while many content platforms have a limited mobile offering. Researchers are being driven away from licensed e-resources to more open solutions. This talk will review some of the key challenges from a researcher perspective and suggest that addressing these issues should be an area of prioritization for the STM community specifically and for publishers and libraries generally.‪


Refreshment Break & Networking


CEOs' Panel Moderated by Michael Mabe

Tracey Armstrong - Copyright Clearance Center
Philip Carpenter - Wiley
Brian Crawford - ACS
Steven Hall - IOP
Ron Mobed - Elsevier


Close for Non-Members


Members only Forum:

Update on issues critical to academic & professional publishers

17:15 – 18:45

Members Only Drinks & Networking


 Visit STM in Hall 4.2, Stand D21 at the Frankfurt Book Fair


Events Terms and Conditions

Cancellations made in writing up to 30 days before an event are eligible for a 50% refund. No refunds can be made for cancellations received on or after 30 days prior to the event date, however, substitutions may be made free of charge at any time.

Registration fees do not include insurance. Participants are advised to take out adequate personal insurance to cover travel, accommodation, cancellation and personal effects.