Monday, May 02, 2016

Call for Contributions to the 8th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing

The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, OASPA, is delighted to be holding the 8th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP) in the US this year at the Westin Arlington Gateway hotel in Virginia, on the 21st and 22nd September 2016.

Now established as a key event in the scholarly publishing calendar, COASP brings together the open access community and major stakeholders to discuss critical issues, developments, innovations, and best practices in the industry. Further information on the event is available via our website.

As in previous years, the Program Committee have set aside one of the sessions within the conference program to provide six Show & Tell opportunities for showcasing new projects, ideas or initiatives relating to open access publishing. Organisations are invited to submit a proposal to us for one of the six available 10 minute presentations.

All proposals should be submitted by 31 May 2016 at the latest to The Program Committee will then review the suggestions by the end of June. Please note that while we will be able to cover the registration costs for the authors of successful proposals, we are not able to cover any of the travel expenses that may be incurred in attending the conference.

If you aren’t selected for a Show and Tell then there may be an opportunity for you to present a brief Lightning Talk and poster on your topic at the conference.

Recordings, slides and posters from previous conferences can be found on our website here.

We look forward to receiving your suggestions!

The COASP 2016 Program Committee
  • Mark Patterson (eLife) Chair
  • Liz Ferguson (Wiley)
  • Catriona MacCallum (Public Library of Science)
  • Caroline Sutton (Co-Action Publishing)