OASPA is pleased to announce that registrations and accommodations for the 9th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP) are now open. This year, our annual conference will take place in Lisbon, Portugal 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.
To register for the conference and book hotel rooms, please head to our Registrations and Accommodations page. Delegates are entitled to discounted rates on guest rooms at the conference hotel.
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), and Mikael Laakso (Hanken School of Economics).
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.