The Berlin Institute for Scholarly Publishing (BISP) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing publishers, researchers, funders and policymakers together. BISP provides the logistics for the Academic Publishing in Europe (APE) Conference, an annual exchange of information between publishers, researcher institutions, libraries, universities and decision-makers at local, national and EU level.
We are supporting early-career researchers and publishers.
Arnoud de Kemp
Chair of the APE Conference Program Committee
Arnoud is the Chair of the APE Conference Program Committee and an advisor for just about everything else at BISP! He founded the Academic Publishing in Europe Conference in 2006 after a long and distinguished career in publishing, which focussed on bringing publishers into the internet era, adopting new technology for research communication and embracing open access.
Managing Director, BISP
Marta is the Managing Director of BISP. Right after earning her B.A. in communications in Verona, she moved to Munich to pursue her love for the German culture and language, and to study sociology and literature. She started her career in publishing as a freelancer for Deutscher Kunstverlag and De Gruyter. After being Director, Operations of BISP for the past year and a half, in her role as Managing Director she oversees logistics and finances, promotes the APE Conference, ensures the development of seminars, workshops and engaging events for early-career researchers and publishers.