PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference 2017

Université de Montréal

August 2, 2017 – August 4, 2017


The Public Knowledge Project is pleased to announce the sixth PKP International Scholarly Publishing Conference will be held in Montreal, Quebec on August 2, 3, and 4, 2017. The conference will be co-hosted by our friends at Érudit, and will take place at the Université de Montréal.

This year’s theme is “Reclaiming Scholarship: Voice, Rights, Ownership”.

The conference will address issues of community voice, ownership, and control as it relates to open access publishing, global knowledge creation and sharing, open educational resources, citizen rights, scholars as publishers, and open source technologies. It will explore the power of community-based approaches and invites critiques of the pervasiveness of commercial publishing models (including APCs to fund open access), closed third-party systems and software, corporate concentration of scholarly publishing services, and the general ephemerality of the Web in the academic sphere.

The program will consist of a mixture of invited presentations, panel discussions, brief "lightning talks", a 2-day development sprint, and workshops.

Proposals that address one or more of the following topics are especially encouraged:

  • Strengthening community connections and partnerships;
  • Amplifying diverse voices and local perspectives;
  • Ensuring usability and meaningful user involvement;
  • Supporting open and social scholarship;
  • Open technologies for open education;
  • Sustaining openness: finances and beyond;
  • Rethinking scholarly impact;
  • Platform ownership and control;
  • Innovative uses of PKP software applications.



Conference Information