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 was 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. He retired after his 18th APE (APE 2023), but keeps supporting BISP with his invaluable experience and insight.
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, in her role as Managing Director she now oversees logistics and finances, promotes the APE Conference, ensures the development of seminars, workshops and engaging events for early-career researchers and publishers.
Organizer APE conference
BISP is the organizer of the Academic Publishing in Europe (APE) Conference, which has been held in Berlin since 2006. BISP has taken on the organization of APE from its founder, Arnoud de Kemp, who was Chair of the APE Conference’s Program Committee until APE 2023. The conference, which takes place in January, starts the annual exchange of information between publishers, researcher institutions, libraries, universities and decision-makers at local, national and EU level. It is the first major publishing conference of the year and is known for its lively debates and friendly, collegial atmosphere.