Frankfurt Book Fair

October 16 – 20, 2019 / You will find us in Hall 4.2 F8

Join Springer Nature at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair!

We want to invite you to our booth in Hall 4.2. Every day around the globe, through our family of brands, books, journals and resources we reach millions of people. Our goal is to help researchers, students, teachers and professionals to advance learning and discovery for the benefit of all.
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Norway - Frankfurt Book Fair Guest of Honour

Springer Nature sends its support to this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair Guest of Honour

Book Recommendations on Norway

Advancing Discovery

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Events in English

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

13.00 pm - 13.30 pm
Academic and Business Information Stage, Hall 4.2

Publishing for the Sustainable Development Goals

Prof. Dr. Estelle Herlyn, Professor of Business Administration at FOM University, Düsseldorf
Andrea Powell, Director of Outreach and Publisher Coordinator for Research4Life, STM
Thea Sherer, Director of Group Communications, Springer Nature

How can publishers and their authors do more to support sustainable development?

In 2015, the United Nations adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. The SDGs provide a framework for business and society to work together and solve the world’s biggest challenges. With just over 10 years left to achieve the Goals, how can the publishing community and the authors we work with do more to ensure evidence-based research has an impact on the policymakers and practitioners who need it to help deliver progress?

16.00 pm - 16.30 pm
Academic and Business Information Stage, Hall 4.2

Ros Pyne

What’s going on in the world of open access book publishing?

Presenter: Ros Pyne, Director, Open Access Books, Springer Nature

Current developments  and an outlook to the future of OA books at Springer Nature

With an open access books programme dating back to 2012, Springer Nature is one of the leading OA book publishers. The latest results of a survey conducted by Springer Nature show a largely positive perception of OA books among both OA and non-OA book authors. What are the key motivations for authors to choose open access? What are the remaining hurdles? And what role do funders play? In this talk, Ros Pyne gives an overview of the latest developments in the realm of open access books and introduces the Springer and Palgrave Macmillan OA book programmes. She also provides an insight into upcoming trends and initiatives.   

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

11.00 am - 11.30 am
Academic and Business Information Stage, Hall 4.2

Read and Publish deals: How to achieve a transformative deal and what to look out for along the way

Presenter: Dagmar Laging, Vice President Institutional Sales Europe, Springer Nature
Moderator: Susie Winter, Director of External Communications & Engagement, Springer Nature

Dagmar Laging will share what goes on behind the scenes to make these deals work

Read and Publish deals are hugely important in enabling, at scale, the transition to open access (OA).  Springer Nature has been supporting transformative deals since 2014 and with new agreements reached this year with Norway and Projekt DEAL in Germany, now has over 10 in place.  However, the stark fact is that agreeing such deals is complex for numerous reasons and can be particularly difficult for smaller publishers. Join a conversation with Dagmar Laging, VP Institutional Sales Springer Nature, who has been at the forefront of negotiating these deals where she will share her experience into what works, what doesn’t, what’s important, what to watch out for, and importantly, what she has learnt over the years and how this helps shape Springer Nature’s approach going forward.

Friday, October 18, 2019

10.00 am - 11.00 am
Academic and Business Information Stage, Hall 4.2

AI 2.0: Machine-Generated Content, Intelligent Automation, and the Future of Academic Publishing

Michael Groth (Director of Marketing, Cenveo Publisher Services),
Jim Longo (Vice President of Product Management, HighWire),
Henning Schoenenberger (Director Product Data & Metadata Management, Springer Nature),
Dr. Niels Peter Thomas (Managing Director Books, Springer Nature)

Upcoming technologies and current examples from Springer Nature, Cenveo Publisher Services, HighWire

In April 2019, Springer Nature sparked a public debate on the opportunities and implications of machine-generated content creation and AI in academic publishing with the publication of its first machine-generated book. From Springer Nature's Beta Writer to Cenveo's Smart Edit for workflow automation and high-speed publishing, to companies that use machine learning and AI for discovery, peer review, and more, emerging technologies allow publishers to offer a broader range of tools and services to serve researchers and authors.

In this presentation and panel, we will shed light on upcoming technologies and share current examples and initiatives from Springer Nature, Cenveo Publisher Services, HighWire.

Campus Day – Saturday, October 19, 2019

Campus DayThis time it's "AskTheExpert" at the Springer Nature stand! Visit our mini fair on sustainability, job applications, further education and career opportunities, and exchange ideas with our experts on various topics. Find out what possibilities there are to publish with us, what it means to work for an academic publisher and how you can best present yourself in your first application after having completed your degree.

True to the motto, experts will answer your questions on site. In addition, you can talk to our authors about sustainability topics and stay up to date with the latest research about bees.

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Happy Hour

It has become a renowned tradition to welcome you to our happy hour. As the place to meet Springer Nature representatives, authors and colleagues from other publishing houses, we warmly invite you to our stand at 5.30 pm on Wednesday or Thursday for some refreshments.
Come and unwind with us at the end of a busy Book Fair day!