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The PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference : The Next Generation of Open Scholarship

13 et 14 août 2015 - Vancouver, Canada

Publié le 20 novembre 2014, par Thérèse Hameau

Call for Proposals

The fifth PKP international scholarly publishing conference, which takes place August 13-14 2015, in Vancouver, BC, will be an opportunity for participants to engage on the important concept of openness in all of its manifestations. Open source, open science, open data, open access, open education, and open learning are not only integral themes in the scholarly communication landscape, but also in education, librarianship, economics, politics, and more. Following on 2014’s Open Access Week theme “Generation Open”, this conference will particularly focus on the next generation of scholars and researchers. This next generation are not only digital natives, but open digital natives ; who are influenced by the broad ideas of openness in many ways. As SPARC noted when announcing the OA Week theme, students and early career researchers are the future of the Academy, and the ultimate success of the Open Access movement depends on them.

In collaboration with SFU’s Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing and the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab / Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria, the conference will address a wide range of topics such as open access publishing, global knowledge creation and sharing, open educational resources, the digital humanities, current and future scholars as publishers, and open source technologies. It will provide opportunities to explore a new array of connections among scholarship, technology, and community, all focussed around the broad theme of openness.

The conference will consist of a mixture of plenary presentations, panel discussions, brief "lightning talks," a development sprint, and parallel conference sessions ; following the general areas of scholarship, technology, and community.

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

  • Roles for next generation scholars and researchers ;
  • Community connections and partnerships ;
  • Open education and open learning ;
  • New reading and publishing technologies, e.g., innovative reader interfaces ;
  • Sustainability for Open : finance and beyond ;
  • From scholarly publishing to scholarly products, e.g. the next generation scholarly monograph ;
  • New approaches to assessing research outcomes and impact ;
  • The full research lifecycle and new linkages with scholarly publishing, e.g. research data.


Deadline for proposals : February 1st, 2015