Call for Papers

The Public Knowledge Project is pleased to announce that the second international PKP conference will be held from July 8 – 10, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The first PKP conference was an overwhelming success with presentations and participants from around the world. A selected set of conference papers was subsequently published in the October 2007 issue of First Monday.

The conference will consist of a mixture of plenary talks and parallel conference streams intended for the following groups:

  • journal editors and publishers
  • researchers in scholarly publishing
  • librarians and information specialists
  • open source software developers and system administrators

Papers and presentation proposals that address one or more of the following topics are especially encouraged:

  • New reading and publishing technologies, e.g. integration of Web 2.0 features;
  • Open access initiatives;
  • Alternative publishing and funding models;
  • National and international collaborative projects;
  • New roles and partnerships for libraries, scholarly publishers, and others;
  • Sustainability for open access publishing and open source software.

Parallel sessions will each be up to 1 hour in length. They may consist of a workshop, a case study, a research report, a set of 3 presentations on a single theme, a panel discussion as well as other options.

Proposals for papers or presentations (500 word maximum for single presentations/1000 word maximum for group presentations) should be submitted by January 15, 2009, using the submission guidelines and form available:

Submissions for this conference were closed on 2009-07-01.