Program in Preparation
The New Face of Trust
2020. Was that the real beginning of the new 21st Century? Global challenges changing lives on a scale never seen before – a global pandemic, ferocious evidence of climate change and biodiversity loss, and cyber warfare influencing global leadership against a backdrop where evidence and experts are increasingly discounted in place of tribes with their own truths. Research is increasingly having to step up to meet global challenges and we need robust responses to reclaim trust in both scholarly publishing and the expertise of researchers as we map the path to the future. Covid-19 stress-tested scholarly communication and there’s room for improvement but also inspiration for change. A changing world has led to new solutions and new players – but are they robust and tested for long-term trust? Pre-prints proved a rapid way to communicate potentially crucial findings in a crisis but is the world ready to understand the implications of reading un-tested research? Peer review, the bastion of trusted science, is under scrutiny from those within and outside research and with calls for transparency and openness in science, where next for dissemination of research findings? 2021 is the start of a very new and very different period in history and we come together with purpose and a collaborative spirit.
Given the ongoing travel and quarantine restrictions in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have decided to go for a limited version of the annual APE Conference. In addition to a real face-in-face conference we will offer complete online coverage and additional virtual extensions.
Conference venue is the Leibniz Hall in the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities at the Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin. The Program is being developed by a high level Program Committee (see Committee) with the usual actuality and originality.
Since its inception in 2006, APE is 'the' annual meeting place for all stakeholders in scholarly communication and scientific publishing.
APE Conferences are carefully curated and well known for offering a broad perspective, varying from the basics of academic publishing, reputation, reliable quality, reproducibility, the role of peer review, sustainability, funding, information infrastructure, open data and open science and projects to discover. As always, the APE Lecture will be given by a promiment speaker.
The Conference Dinner is one of the highlights of every APE Conference.
APE supports Diversity, Equity and Inclusion!