20th International Conference on Electronic Publishing
Positioning and Power in Academic Publishing: Players, Agents and Agendas
We would like to invite you to join us for the 20th anniversary of the conference that will take place on 7-9 June 2016 at the University of Göttingen, Germany! Since the beginnings twenty years ago, the Elpub conference has been a leading forum on electronic publishing attracting people from around the world facilitating active collaboration and knowledge exchange. ELPUB 2016 continues the tradition, and brings together scholars, publishers, lecturers, librarians, developers, entrepreneurs, users and all other stakeholders interested in issues regarding electronic publishing in widely differing contexts.
A GLANCE AT SOME HIGHLIGHTS
This year’s keynote speakers:
Jean-Claude Guédon from the University of Montréal, Canada, will speak on the topic of “Whither Open Access? Four scenarios and four choices”, and our second keynote speaker, Tara Andrews from the University of Bern in Switzerland talks on the topic of “After the Spring: digital forms of scholarship and the publication ecosystem”. The third and national speaker Prateek Mahalwar, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, shares with us his views on opportunities and challenges for early career researchers in the context of Open Science.
A rich program with many presentations and demos can be found here: http://meetings.copernicus.org/elpub2016/Elpub2016_preliminary_programme.pdf
Four workshops will offer delegates the opportunity to explore:
– Open Peer Review: Models, Benefits and Limitations (co-organized by OpenAIRE),
– Opening up the collection – reuse and publishing (LIBER)
– Entering the publishing system – Junior Scientist Day (FOSTER)
– OJS 3.0 and OMP 1.2: The latest in open source software for academia-controlled publishing (PKP).
A panel of experts investigates the conference topics in an open forum with short rhetoric stakeholder perspectives and the opportunity to engage with the audience into the discussion.
We look forward to welcoming you in Göttingen in June!
Fernando Loizides and Birgit Schmidt
ElPub 2016 Chairs
NOTE: Early Bird Registration closes on 24 April 2016