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PUBMET2020 – The 7th Conference on Scholarly Publishing in the Context of Open Science

September 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - September 18, 2020 @ 6:00 pm CEST

PUBMET2020 Conference
PUBMET2020, Zadar, Croatia

Dear colleagues, editors, librarians, publishers, researchers and students, you are kindly invited to participate at PUBMET2020 – The 7th Conference on Scholarly Communication and Publishing in the Context of Open Science. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the format of the conference has been changed to a virtual conference.

University of Zadar, Department of Information Sciences
Croatian Association for Scholarly Communication (CROASC), Zagreb
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology
Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb

Keynote speakers: Johan Rooryck (Leiden University, The Netherlands), Arianna Becerril García (Redalyc, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México), Raym Crow (SPARC, USA), Marin Dacos (Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, France)

Description and objectives:

We welcome you to take part in a conference that strives to present and discuss the plurality of approaches to scholarly communication, publishing and assessment (metrics). Themes of the PUBMET2020 conference include the following:

    Empowering next generation Open Scholarship: publications, research data, software, methods, educational resources, peer review
    Data management best practices and Open Research Data (ORDM and FAIR)
    European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)
    Academic and research libraries: OA repositories and skilling and training programmes
    Catalyzing the Open Scholarship transformation by institutional policies and strategies
    Open Scholarship and legal restrictions and obstacles (GDPR, copyright and licencing)
    Incentives and awards in Open Scholarship
    Sustainable models for Open Access publishing (economy and colours of OA publishing, enhanced publications, rebuilding trust, fake news)
    Quality of editorial work (editorial policies and standards, ethical issues, peer review process, authorship and contributorship)
    Citizen Science and Open Science in Europe.

The organisers of the PUBMET2020 conference invite you to submit an extended abstract (max. 600 words plus no more than 8 references) which describes the main idea, scholarly or practical relevance, and its innovative, scientific, and/or societal impact.
All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the members of the international programme committee and the review board. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to present a poster at the conference. The most outstanding contributions can also be presented as short talk (up to 10 min).
Please send your submissions via EasyChair (free EasyChair account is required):

The template should be used, available at http://pubmet.unizd.hr/pubmet2020/call-for-submissions/
All accepted abstracts, as well as corresponding posters and short talks, will be displayed on the conference website. Posters and short talk presentations must be licensed at least as CC-BY 4.0. Accepted abstracts will also be published in the PUBMET2020 Book of Abstracts, which will be indexed in the Google Scholar, Semantic Scholar, ZENODO, OpenAIRE Catalogue, BASE, Open Science Index and other databases.

Important dates:

    Abstract submission deadline: 10 June 2020
    Abstract acceptance notification: 30 June 2020
    Presentation submission deadline: 1 September 2020

Fees: There will be no fee for the virtual event.

We are looking forward to your participation!


September 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am CEST
September 18, 2020 @ 6:00 pm CEST
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University of Zadar
Ul. Mihovila Pavlinovića 1
Zadar, 23000 Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska)
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