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The 6th International Conference on Publishing Industry and Publishing Education in the Digital Age

Digital Publishing in the 5G Era: Ubiquitousness, Connection and Convergence


Call for Papers


2019-07-05 09:37:24


The digital technology has been rebuilding the publishing industry and changing the higher education of publishing globally. Under the strong promotion of Chinese government, the transformation and upgrading of the traditional publishing industry in China has reached a new height, the copyright business has greatly improved, and the talent training has vigorously progressed. Against such a backdrop, the 6th International Conference on Publishing Industry and Publishing Education in the Digital Age will be jointly hosted by Wuhan UniversityPRC, Pace University (USA), Senior Publishing Talent Training Base of Wuhan University- GAPP PRC and Higher Education PressPRC on November 2nd- 3rd, 2019 in Wuhan University. The organizer warmly welcomes scholars and experts from domestic and overseas industrial, academic and educational institutions etc. to actively contribute to and to participate in the Conference, and to discuss about hot issues of publishing industry and its publishing education in the digital age.




Topics will include, but not limited to:

1. Theories of digital publishing

- new media

- digital communication

- digital narrative

- publishing studies in the digital era

2. Industrial Development and Innovation

- digital transformation of trade/ educational / academic/ professional publishing

- electronic books, online periodicals, electronic games, data publishing

- database publishing, mobile publishing, App publishing,

- Internet literature publishing

- open access publishing

- digital distribution of content

- Internet advertising

3. Technology and Application

- semantic publishing, enhanced publishing, virtual/ augmented reality publishing

- media data mining

- digital editing

- eScience, open science, linked scientific data, scholarly communication, digital humanities

4. Management Innovation

- ethics of digital publishing

- legal issues of digital publishing, digital copyright

- quality of digital publications, evaluation of publications

- big data and publishing planning

- integration of traditional publishing and digital publishing

- user-generated content, reader and user information behavior

- content marketing, publication identifiers

5. Talent Training

- digital publishing as a discipline, digital publishing as a major

- the training modes of digital publishing and new media talents

- higher education and vocational education of publishing in the digital era

- human resource of digital publishing and new media

- comparison of digital publishing talent training between countries

- competence in digital publishing


Manuscript Requirements

1. The papers which submitted to this conference should not be published or accepted by other journals or conferences.

2. Contributions either in Chinese or in English are accepted in MS Word or PDF.

3. Basic requirements of format and elements of the summited papers are as follows:

(1) Title;

(2) Author's name;

(3) Abstract in both Chinese and English (about150 words in Chinese or 200 in English);

(4) Chinese and English keywords (35 keywords);

(5) References (Please refer to PUBLISHING JOURNAL or APA style );

(6) Author profile: name, affiliation, title/ position, research fields, contact information (mailing address, telephone and email address).

Note: For Chinese articles, please translate the above items (1)(3) into English and put them below. For English articles, translate (1)(3) above into Chinese and place them below.

4. Article length: less than 6000 words



Please submit your paper to with a subject line "conference paper"

Important Dates

(1) Submission deadline: September 30th, 2019.

(2) Notification of acceptance: October 10th, 2019.

(3) Date of Registration November 1st, 2019.


Any Other Matters

1. The submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed. The accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the Conference and the awarded papers will be published in PUBLISHING JOURNAL (all publishing fees involved will be charged separately).

2. At least one author of each accepted paper should participate the conference.

3. Best conference papers and Excellent Student Papers will be selected and awarded in this meeting.

4. The registration fee is 1000 Yuan RMB for each participant, students have 50% discount as long as valid document provided.

5. Both travel and accommodation cost should be covered by participants.

The organizer has reserved rooms at Junyi Dynasty Hotel, please contact us for your reservations.

6.Conference venue: Wuhan University; registration venue: TBD.

7. For further information, please contact Dr. Yang: +86+027-68753799.