FBF 2020: The Future of Science and the Path to Digital Transformations Starts with Researchers

The 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair will be held on October 14-18, with the digital program starting earlier on October 12th. With a hybrid of on-site and virtual events, FBF 2020 is packed with a diverse set of sessions, attractions and exhibitions for all audiences throughout the week.

Aries Systems Director of Product Management Tony Alves will be featured as a panelist in a webinar entitled Where Publishing and the Pandemic Meet – The Future of Science and the Path to Digital Transformation Starts with Researchers, which will broadcast during the Fair on October 15th at 11am EDT (17:00 CEST). The panelists were charged with discussing how disruption, caused by the coronavirus, drives investment and shapes the innovations they hope to bring to market. Moderated by Chris Kenneally of Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), the panel also includes Rachel Burley of Research Square, Andrew Popper of IEEE, Jennifer Goodrich of CCC, and Tatiana Khayrullina of Outsell, Inc.

Tony Alves will focus his presentation on two specific types of investments made by Aries Systems that respond to researcher and journal demands during the pandemic. First, he will discuss how Aries is building APIs to integrate with various industry initiatives and technology innovations being developed by business partners and customers, such as preprint servers, data mandates and the application of AI tools. Next, he will highlight LiXuid Manuscript™, the XML-first workflow solution that simplifies researcher effort, accelerates peer review, and reduces time to publication. Both of these investments facilitate open science, open data, and open peer review; they make the submission process easier for the researcher; and they reduce time to publication by allowing the peer review and production process to happen in parallel.

Aries Systems will also be participating as a digital exhibitor during FBF 2020. To partake in the fair’s digital program, create a free MyBookFair login online. Join us virtually on October 15th at 11am Eastern to learn how stakeholders have stepped up to meet the rigorous expectations of researchers worldwide in 2020. Follow along: #fbm20