Registrations open for 9th COASP meeting

The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, OASPA, has announced that registrations are now open for the 9th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP), which will be held at the Altis Grand Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal, on 20 and 21 September. A pre-conference reception for delegates will be held on the evening of 19 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 a wide range of panels, events, and networking opportunities.

The conference offers 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.

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 include: 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 full program for the conference will be announced as soon as possible.

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