“Publishing in Nervous Times”

16–17 May 2023
Tallinn & Tartu, Estonia

Conference header. Image source: Ville MJ Hyvönen, Flickr

Our conference aims not only to discuss how current rapid scientific, technological, political and security developments affect institutional publishing but mainly to provide a platform to do so in a very profound, personal and un-nervous way. 

Since the last AEUP conference, the world has experienced a global pandemic and a war raging on the borders of some of our members’ home countries, the likes of which Europe hasn’t seen in 70 years. But it is not only in terms of international relations that we are seeing these nervous times and major changes. We are also currently living in a time when technological changes are so rapid that they are sometimes difficult to keep up with.

Let’s take this opportunity to talk about how institutional publishing can best operate in these nervous times. How can we use the current situation to our advantage, how can we learn from it and how can we withstand the never-ending changes that are coming our way? 

We will have all the time we need to focus on the topics that worry us, for in-depth discussions, for profound networking with peers,  and for a lot of other extra-exchange… 


Monday 15/5/2023 
16:00–18:00A walkshop: “Reflecting on academic publishing in the historic urban environment of the Tallinn old town” (meeting at 16.00 EEST at Viru Gate)
18:00–22:00Pre-conference get-together (Lore Bistroo, Peetri 12, Tallinn)
Tuesday 16/5/2023 
9:30–10:00Registration + coffee
10:00–10:30Welcoming address
AEUP Board (Margo Bargheer)
Estonian Academy of Sciences (Jaak Järv)
Estonian Academy Publishers (Piret Lukkanen)
10:30–12:00Keynote 1 + discussion
Scientific integrity in institutional publishing
Frances Pinter
☞ The journal “Educational challenges” – Ilona Kostikova
☞ Openness and inclusion as a goal worth striving for: insights
into the development of a diversity and inclusion policy for a
university press – Markus Putnings
13:30–14:30Balancing your publishing program with profile and mission
Ilona Kostikova, H. S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University, Ukraine
Inna Demydovych, Scientific Library of the Ukrainian University of Science and Technology, Ukraine
14:30–15:00In what way do institutionalized platforms and procured providers challenge University Presses and the quality of peer review in scholarly publishing?
Christina Lenz, Stockholm University Press, Sweden
15:00–15:30Coffee break
15:30–16:00Berlin Universities Publishing (BerlinUP) – A joint diamond open access publisher for Berlin’s Universities
Robert Wiese, Berlin Universities Publishing, Germany
16:00–17:00Artificial Intelligence and Ethics in Publishing
Sarah Elaine Eaton, University of Calgary, Canada
19:00–22:00Conference dinner (Restaurant Farm, Müürivahe Tänav 27b, Tallinn)
Wednesday 17/5/2023 
9:30–10:45Keynote 2 + discussion
How to reach technical maturity
Pierre Mounier
☞ Open Source Engagement of University Presses – Marcus Putnings
11:00–11:30Coffee break (sponsored by Ubiquity Press)
11:30–12:00AEUP goes Science Open
Stephanie Dawson
12:00–12:30AEUP goes Science Open
Workshop on persistent identifiers  
13:30–14:00Publisher or Partnership? Ubiquity + Stockholm University Press
Marianne Josserand, ]u[ Ubiquity, United Kingdom, and Christina Lenz, Stockholm University Press, Sweden
14:00–14:30Time to update those abstract guidelines
Aysa Ekanger, The Arctic University of Norway
☞ Open-hearted change management: New visions for successfully introduced institutional publishing at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) – Regine Tobias
☞ First-timer in EU projects: Practical considerations for Masaryk University Press when participating in EU-funded projects – Martina Dvořáková
15:00–15:30Coffee break (sponsored by Ubiquity Press)
15:30–16:00News from institutional publishing (AEUP Board)
17:00–19:30Organised transfer to Tartu, Estonia
20:00 Dinner
Thursday 18/5/2023(University of Tartu Library
W. Struve 1, Tartu 50091)
10:00–12:00Lessons learned from Open Access publishing landscape
Liisi Lembinen, Elena Sipria-Mironov, Tartu University Library
Open Access publishing trends without strong mandates and transformative agreements
Marika Meltsas, Consortium of Estonian Libraries Network
About OA and OA monographs in Estonia and Finland
Kalmer Lauk, University of Tartu
12:00–12.30University of Tartu Library tour
13:00–15:00Lunch (self-pay)
15:15–16:45Tartu City Tour


The conference is generously hosted by Estonian Academy of Sciences.

Kohtu 6/1
10130 Tallinn, Estonia

The Tartu satellite event is hosted by University of Tartu Library, W. Struve 1, Tartu.

Conference fees

– 0 EUR for AEUP members (or pending members)
– 150 EUR for non-members (No fee if you are an invited speaker.)

Code of Conduct

Please see the Association of European University Presses (AEUP) Code of Conduct, which is adopted from OpenCon Code of Conduct.

Organising committee

  • Margo Bargheer
  • Martina Dvořáková
  • Piret Lukkanen
  • Isabella Meinecke
  • Margreet Nieborg
  • Astrid Thorn Hillig
  • Regine Tobias
  • Ivo Volt