Tuesday, April 11, 2017

CFP: 9th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (Portugal - September 2017)

OASPA is pleased to announce that this year our annual conference will take place in Lisbon, Portugal. The 9th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP) will be held at the Altis Grand Hotel on the 20th and 21st September, 2017.  A pre-conference reception for delegates will be held on the evening of Tuesday 19th September.

Conference URL: http://oaspa.org/conference/

CFP URL: http://oaspa.org/coasp-2017-call-contributions/ 

Registrations, accommodations, and call for contributions now open 

Registrations, accommodations, and calls for contributions to the conference are now open. Delegates are entitled to discounted rates on guest rooms at the conference hotel. To register for the conference and book hotel rooms, please head to our Registrations and Accommodations page.

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 8th May 2017 at the latest; all details are here.

Now in its 9th year, COASP is a vital conference for the open access publishing community to gather to develop and advance discussions, relationships, policy and research around open access publishing. As in previous years, delegates from a wide range of backgrounds will be brought together for an exciting range of panels, events, and networking opportunities. We are proud to consistently offer global, diverse perspectives on publishing each year, and welcome attendees at all stages of their careers who work in publishing, librarianship, government, higher education, funding agencies, nonprofits, and other affiliated industries. Community and collaboration is at the heart of open access publishing, and we are excited to offer both again at COASP this year for all those working in open access around the world.

Speakers so far confirmed include Jean-Claude Burgelman (European Commission), Jessica Polka (ASAPbio), Louise Page (PLOS), Robert Kiley (Wellcome Trust), Vanessa Proudman (SPARC Europe), Mikael Laakso (Hanken School of Economics), Danny Kingsley (University of Cambridge), Jean-S├ębastien Caux (University of Amsterdam), and Paul Peters (Hindawi). 

Panel topics this year are: The market for APCs; Open infrastructure in scholarly communications; Research evaluation and assessment; Open peer review in both journal publishing and in open access books and monographs publishing.