The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (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 September 20 – 21, 2017. A pre-conference reception for delegates will be held on the evening of Tuesday 19th September.
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-Sébastien Caux (University of Amsterdam)
- 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
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.
The Program Committee will then review the suggestions by the beginning 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.
- Chair: Caroline Sutton (Taylor & Francis Group)
- Catriona MacCallum (Public Library of Science)
- Liz Ferguson (Wiley)
- Lars Bjørnshauge (DOAJ)
- Xenia van Edig (Copernicus Publications)
- Stuart Taylor (Royal Society)
- Eelco Ferwerda (OAPEN)