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COASP event in US still open for registrations

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The 8th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP), hosted by the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), is still open for registrations. The conference will be held at the Westin Arlington Gateway, Virginia, USA, on 21 and 22 September.

Previously held in Europe, this is a conference for all those working in and interested in open access publishing and is being held in the US for the first time. COASP returns for its 8th year with a diverse range of panels, events, and collaborative opportunities to bring together the open access community.

With open access now at the top of the agendas of global governments, universities, libraries, funders, and policy makers, and of critical importance to researchers at all stages of their careers, COASP offers a space for those working in open access around the world to come together and discuss developments, innovations, and best practices.

Keynote speakers for this year are Heather Joseph (executive director, SPARC), MacKenzie Smith (university librarian, University of California, Davis), Hilda Bastian (chief editor, PubMed Health/PubMed Commons), Meredith Morovati (executive director, Dryad), and Jerry Sheehan (assistant director for Scientific Data & Information, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy).

Panel discussions are scheduled to cover: ‘Technology & Innovation’, ‘Non-APC Publishing’, ‘Evaluation’, and ‘Open Scholarship Initiatives’. A pre-conference reception for delegates will be held on the evening of Tuesday 20 September.