20th International Conference
on Electronic Publishing
Positioning and Power in Academic Publishing: Players, Agents and Agendas 7–9 June 2016 in Göttingen, Germany

Thank you

We would like to thank all the speakers and delegates as well as our funders and sponsors for their support in making the conference a great success.

Make sure to save the date for next year's ElPub on 6–8 June 2017 in Limassol, Cyprus! The theme of the conference is 'Expanding Perspectives in Open Science: Communities, Cultures and Diversity'.

See you all there!


The International Conference on Electronic Publishing (ELPUB) reaches its 20th anniversary! ELPUB 2016 continues the tradition, and brings together scholars, publishers, lecturers, librarians, developers, entrepreneurs, users and all other stakeholders interested in issues regarding electronic publishing in widely differing contexts.

ELPUB 2016 has a fresh look on the current ecosystem of scholarly publishing including the positioning of stakeholders and distribution of economic, technological and discursive power. ELPUB also opens the floor for emerging alternatives in how scholars and citizens interact with scholarly content and what role dissemination and publishing plays in these interactions. Questions to be raised include: What is the core of publishing today? How does agenda setting in emerging frameworks like Open Science function and what is the nature of power of the referring scholarly discourses? How does this relate to the European and world-wide Open Science and Open Innovation agenda of funders and institutions, and how does this look like in publishing practice?

The conference investigates the position and power of players and agents, - e.g. scholars and their networks, legacy and academia-owned publishers, research institutions and e-infrastructures - as well as their respective agendas. When looking at these interlinked topics, we aim to sharpen the view for current challenges and ways forward to reshape the publishing system.


ELPUB 2016 Proceedings arrived and are available Open Access.

Our sponsors

With grateful thanks for their sponsorship: