The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, OASPA, is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 7th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP) which will be held in the Trippenhuis at The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences (KNAW) in Amsterdam, September 15th-17th, 2015.
Open access is now firmly established as a valuable part of the scholarly publishing landscape with a growing number of governments embracing and promoting open access as the way forward to disseminate their national research, together with an increase in the volume of open access papers year-on-year, including from subscription based publishers.
COASP is a key event this year for academic publishers, librarians, funders, policy makers and the research community who will come together and discuss the latest developments and innovation relating to open access publishing and promote best practices within the industry.
Speakers this year include Sander Dekker (Minister for Education, Culture and Science, The Netherlands), Salvatore Mele (CERN), Geoffrey Bilder (CrossRef), Dick Wilder (Gates Foundation), Stephen Curry (Imperial College London), Andrew Preston (Publons), Pierre Mounier (OpenEdition), Jonathan Gray (Open Knowledge), Kaitlin Thaney (Mozilla Science Lab) and Ryan Merkley (Creative Commons).
Early bird registration fees are available until July 9th and further reductions are offered to OASPA and OAPEN members.