Frankfurt Book Fair – Special Edition 2020

14-18 October 2020

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 – Special Edition will take place online and in the city of Frankfurt, but without traditional on-site exhibition. It means that unfortunately this year Elsevier will not be welcoming guests to Frankfurt Book Fair at our usual booth. Instead, we encourage our customers to engage with us virtually via online business meetings, and to access a suite of digital content that we will be sharing here and on the official Frankfurt Book Fair site both in the run up to and for the duration of the fair (14-18th October). The entire programme will be available from mid-September on To take part in the free online events, registration at My Book Fair is required. This will be possible from mid-September on

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In November 2019 the extraordinary event with Prof. Dr. med. Jens Waschke, the author of the book "Mensch - einfach genial", was held in Munich.

Professor Waschke, one of the authors of the famous Sobotta, wrote a new non-fiction book in which he takes the reader on a very entertaining journey through the human body, through muscles and bones to organs and body parts. To promote this book, Elsevier organized an author reading in the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich where Prof. Waschke also teaches anatomy.

Some photos from the event here:

Thank you for visiting our presentations which were held during the 2019 Fair.

If you were not able to join us or want to see them again, you can find the links to the presentations below.

1. Open Repository Stimulation - How librarians can assist students in their research

Presenter: Marc Chahin – Research Intelligence

Active research experience offers advantages to students. They can increase cognitive abilities, lead to knowledge enhancement and improve problem solving strategies. Open, library-led institutional repositories can play an important role in this -  not only on the basis of the publication of research results, but also throughout the entire research cycle from planning to coaching, documentation, evaluation, etc. During the presentation you will hear how open institutional repositories can be improved in order to support students in their research.

Full presentation here

2. eBooks and Machine Learning: What if the path not taken is the path to discovery?

Presenters: Alessandro Cascino - Regional Solutions Director and Pegwak Gilani - Senior Solutions Manager

87% of researchers encounter unfamiliar terms in their work. Books contain valuable contextual knowledge needed to navigate a new topic - but interrupting the reading of a journal article to familiarize oneself with unfamiliar terms disturbs and distracts. Through the combination of smart technology and high-quality content, Elsevier has released a new functionality to solve this challenge, ScienceDirect Topics. This enhancement provides a necessary bridge between journal and book content and contributes to a more natural research workflow for researchers, academics and students. Offering tens of thousands of free topic pages, each containing key contextual information taken from reference books, providing definitions, snippets and related terms, ScienceDirect Topics brings the path of discovery to you.

Full presentation here

3.  A way to Open Science

Presenter: Jörg Limberg, VP Europe - Research Solutions Sales & Marketing

Digitization is changing our society and has enormous potential to constantly improve our private lives, our work and business world. These include for example the construction and networking of digital platforms. Open Science is such a digitization initiative that i.a. to facilitate greater transparency and knowledge sharing at national and international levels for the benefit of society. Thoughts on how this Open Science digitization initiative can be accompanied on a service-based way is the content of this presentation.

Full presentation here


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