PKP 2019 – Call for Proposals Now Open
Share your story, knowledge, or research! The Public Knowledge Project invites proposals for participation in the 7th PKP International Scholarly Publishing Conference. The conference is co-hosted by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and will take place on campus in Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain from November 20-22, 2019, with a pre-conference sprint November 18-19.
This year’s theme is “Reflections and Directions.”
The conference will explore the continued growth of open access and our increased understanding of open, community controlled infrastructure. In 2018, PKP celebrated its 20th anniversary. This milestone prompted us to reflect, via community consultation, on the substantial responsibility of supporting a global community of users. We aligned this year’s conference to this experience, not just because of our own maturation, but that of our community as well. Since 2001, PKP’s free, open source software, Open Journal Systems (OJS), has permitted thousands of users in over one hundred countries to produce scholarly journals. These journals are now facing their own related but unique growing pains. Further afield, the world of open access is also maturing, asking us to reconsider funding models, policies, and institutional priorities.
The program will feature panel discussions, lightning talks, workshops, and conference sessions according to the following three tracks: community, technology, and open access. Proposals that celebrate lessons learned, successes achieved, and setbacks encountered in our shared endeavours are strongly encouraged. What have we learned? And where are we heading?
For full details, and to submit a proposal (500 word maximum), please visit our conference website. The deadline for proposals is May 24, 2019.
Due to the strong interest that is already emerging in this year’s conference, only a limited number of sessions will be accepted. All proposals will be subject to peer-review and will be notified by June 7, 2019.