STM Member Connect Japan – Members only

This STM Member Connect event offers a unique opportunity to hear about latest developments in scholarly publishing which impact on our industry and to learn about the current work of the STM Japan Chapter group. The event also provides an excellent opportunity to network with industry colleagues.

STM Member Connect 2019 Programme


Registration and coffee


Welcome & update

Michael Mabe, Chief Executive Officer, STM Association

Michael will outline the outcomes of STM’s 2018/19 strategic review and highlight how the changes will allow the association to continue working successfully on behalf of members into the future.


Global Developments relevant for STM Members

Barbara Kalumenos, Director Public Affairs, STM

Barbara will provide a summary of the major development within Open Access – including: PlanS/cOAlition S which has precipitated intense debates and discussions; Open research data, which is a key component of Open Science and rapidly gaining more attention as funders introduce further requirements.


STM Japan Chapter Group update

Tony Bocquet, (Springer Nature), Chair STM Japan Chapter

Tony - current Chair of the STM Japan Chapter Group -  will provide an overview of the work the group has undertaken. The STM Japan Chapter Group is a local working group dedicated to following, discussing and reacting to developments across Japan developments. Its scope is broad and covers a variety of area such as intellectual property rights, Open Science, Open Access and research data. In addition the group supports the outreach of STM so that relationships with Japanese funding agencies, the Japan Cabinet Office and the appropriate government ministries can flourish.



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)

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