Ukrainian wins inaugural APE Award for Innovation in Scholarly Communication – Digital Science

“Digital Science is pleased to announce that Ukrainian Vsevolod Solovyov has won the inaugural APE Award for Innovation in Scholarly Communication at the 18th Academic Publishing in Europe (APE) Conference in Berlin, Germany.

The award – supported by Digital Science, a technology company serving stakeholders across the research ecosystem – was given to Vsevolod Solovyov for his work on Prophy.Science. Prophy.Science is an online platform for recommending reviewers used by the European Research Council in their grant reviewing process, which is therefore critical to research funding across Europe….”

APE organiser wants foundation to continue event | Research Information

“Arnoud de Kemp, founder of the APE [Academic Publishing in Europe] conference, has revealed his plans to create a foundation to continue the event way into the future.

De Kemp has been running the conference, which takes place in Berlin each January, for 15 years. In an interview with Research Information De Kemp, who turns 75 this year, revealed his ambitions. 

He told editor Tim Gillett: ‘It is still early days but I am investigating to create a permanent entity, such as a foundation, to continue the aims of the APE Conferences. 

‘The aim is that the net income from the conferences should be used for educational programs – for instance where young publishers and early career researchers can learn together how to respect each other, and together improve the world.’

In the interview he stated that APE has been instrumental in helping members of the academic publishing community to better share their ideas and ambitions….”