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.
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-Sébastien 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.
The preliminary program for the conference will be announced as soon as possible.
- Caroline Sutton (Taylor & Francis Group) Chair
- Catriona MacCallum (Public Library of Science)
- Liz Ferguson (Wiley)
- Lars Bjørnshauge (DOAJ)
- Xenia van Edig (Copernicus Publications)
- Stuart Taylor (Royal Society)
- Eelco Ferwerda (OAPEN)
Please discuss the conference on social media using the hashtag #COASP9.
Enquiries regarding the conference should be directed to email@example.com.
Information about previous OASPA conferences can be found using the following links:
- Recordings, slides and posters from COASP 2016
- Recordings, slides and posters from COASP 2015
- Recordings and Slides from COASP 2014
- Slides from COASP Asia, Bangkok, Thailand, 2-3 June 2014
- Recordings and Slides from COASP 2013
- Recordings and Slides from COASP 2012
- Video Recordings from COASP 2011
- Video Recordings from COASP 2010
- Video Recordings from COASP 2009