University Presses from 22 countries gathered together on the V International Convention of University Presses in 2017.
They discussed how to spread knowledge worldwide through open access and cooperation, how to internationalize university presses because of the internationalization of scholarship e.g. through multilingualism, how to enhance the quality of the publications through peer review and other means.
On the meeting, the founding of an international association of university presses was demanded, which resulted in the founding of the non-profit Association of British University Presses (ABUP) in 2017/2018. It is a great way to network with other university presses and those working in academic publishing and gain an international perspective.
The International Convention of University Presses is an annual meeting at the Frankfurt Book Fair since 2013, where around 100 university presses from around the world meet and discuss joint challenges.
The Frankfurt Book Fair is the world’s largest trade fair for books. It takes place in October every year.
The V International Convention of University Presses featured about 300 representatives from more than 22 countries and each year it offers an opportunity to discuss new trends in international academic publishing.