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PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference 2019

The Public Knowledge Project (PKP), in partnership with the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), invites proposals for participation in the Seventh International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference. The conference will be held at UAB in Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain (near Barcelona) from November 20-22, 2019 with a pre-conference sprint November 18-19.

  • PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference 2019

    November 20, 2019 – November 22, 2019

    Welcome to the PKP 2019 International Scholarly Publishing Conference submission and registration site. To learn more, visit our full conference website at:

    Payment options include Paypal or credit card. Your registration is not confirmed until payment has been received.

PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference 2017

  • PKP 2017 International Scholarly Publishing Conference

    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 Pavillon de la Faculté de l'aménagement 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.

PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference 2015

  • PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference 2015

    August 11, 2015 – August 14, 2015

    PKP5 | Building Open Infrastructure and Programs for Digital Humanities, Publishing, and Libraries

    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 fifth PKP scholarly publishing conference will be an opportunity for participants to engage on the topics related to building open infrastructure and programs for digital humanities, publishing, and libraries.

    PKP 2015 will see a revised format from past year's conferences, with a greater variety of workshops, development sprints, community consultations, a single track of lightning talks and invited speakers, and committee meetings. Our goal is to make the conference more engaging and useful than ever for our diverse and growing community. See the conference program for more information.


    Location and directions

    The conference will take place at Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre

    515 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K3
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    Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre is located in Vancouver's historic Spencer building, at the corner of Hastings and Richards streets in the city’s Heritage District. Shopping, restaurants, hotels and entertainment facilities are all minutes away.

    Harbour Centre is directly across the street from Vancouver’s transportation hub, Waterfront Station, where Skytrain, Seabus, and Westcoast Express stations conduct visitors and commuters to all parts of metro Vancouver and beyond. The Canada Line Skytrain links Waterfront Station directly to the Vancouver International Airport. Public parking is available at many locations near the campus as well.

PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference 2013

  • PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference 2013

    August 19, 2013 – August 21, 2013

    The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) are pleased to announce the Fourth International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference, which will be held from August 19 - 21, 2013 in Mexico City, Mexico.

    This is the first time that the PKP Conference is being held in Latin America, a region of the world that publishes almost exclusively in Open Access. The conference will provide a unique opportunity for exchange on innovative work in scholarly publishing, with a focus on the contributions of open source technologies. We look forward to hosting editors, publishers, librarians, researchers, developers, content aggregators, and PKP’s growing user community from around the world.

    Previous International PKP Scholarly Publishing conferences have brought together a remarkable array of presentations and participants from around the world. We anticipate an equally valuable experience in 2013.

PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference 2011

PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference 2009

PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference 2007

  • PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference 2007

    July 11, 2007 – July 13, 2007

    The conference will provide opportunities for those involved in the organization, promotion, and study of scholarly communication to share and discuss innovative work in scholarly publishing, with a focus on the contribution that open source publishing technologies (such as, but not restricted to, PKP’s OJS, OCS, and OA Harvester) can make to improving access to research and scholarship on a global and public scale.

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