STM Member Connect Japan

Publishing innovation and Open Science – the next 50 years

“Open Science” is the umbrella term used to describe the practice of science where others can collaborate and contribute, whilst sharing outputs, resources, methods and tools at any stage of the research process. It encompasses several broad themes, such as open access and open data, as well as research metrics, research integrity, and citizen science. Open Science is developing across all regions of the world, but at difference paces. As STM celebrates the milestone of its 50th Anniversary, this special seminar will look forward to the next 50 years of Open Science and provide insights on the Japanese perspective.

With publishers sitting at the interface between researchers, their research and the rest of the world, they are well placed to both contribute to, and lead the continued global discussions around Open Science. Through cross-industry collaboration and expertise across technology and innovation, publishers can help translate the aspirations of Open Science into reality.



Closed meeting *only* for STM members


Registration and coffee


Welcome & STM 50th Anniversary

Michael Mabe, Chief Executive Officer, STM Association

Michael has worked in scholarly publishing since 1980 and has worked in various publishing, research and communications management roles for the BSI, Pergamon and Elsevier before joining STM.


Open Science policy in Japan as a part of the Integrated Innovation Strategy to change the landscape of Science, Society and 'Science and Society‘

Kazuhiro Hayashi, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy, Tokyo

Kazuhiro has worked in Scholarly publishing and communication since 1995. He joined   NISTEP in 2012 and his current focus is on policy implication of open science and open   access, while developing a new way to foresight science and technology trends.


Open Access Books at De Gruyter

Eric Merkel-Sobotta, Vice President, Communications & External Affairs, De Gruyter

Eric has been VP, Communications & External Affairs at De Gruyter for the past two   years, having working within publishing (at both Springer Science+ Business Media and   Elsevier) since 2002.


Beyond Open Access: the progression to open scholarship

Lyndsey Dixon, Regional Journals Editorial Director, Taylor & Francis

Lyndsey  is leading a rapidly expanding team spread across the region and is   responsible for the growth and development of a dynamic and multidisciplinary APAC   journal portfolio.  



18:00 – 19:00 

Networking session - Drinks and snacks will be provided   


All presentations will be held in English with no simultaneous translation. Q&A can be done in Japanese (with translation)

For STM members a separate closed meeting will be held before the STM Japan Connect Seminar

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