PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference 2011

Freie Universität Berlin

September 26, 2011 – September 28, 2011

The Public Knowledge Project, in partnership with the Freie Universität Berlin, presented the Third International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference from September 26 - 28, 2011 in Berlin, Germany.

This was the first time that the PKP Conference was held outside of Vancouver, Canada, and we enjoyed meeting more members of the international scholarly publishing community. Given that the landmark Budapest Open Access Initiative was launched ten years earlier (in December 2001), the PKP conference invited explorations of the successes achieved, setbacks overcome, and lessons learned in our shared attempts to support alternative publishing solutions and to increase open access within scholarly publishing. The first and second PKP conferences brought together a remarkable array of presentations and participants from around the world, and this third event provided an equally valuable experience in 2011.

Conference Reflections

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For more information about the conference sessions, please visit the Presentation page, which includes selected videos, papers, and presentation files from the conference.



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;
  • Reports on national and regional open access policies and 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.

The conference will consist of a mixture of plenary presentations, panel discussions, brief "lightning talks," posters, workshops, a hackfest, an exhibitor hall, and parallel conference sessions in the following streams:

  • Editors, publishers, and librarians
  • Researchers and members of scholarly/scientific societies
  • Software developers and system administrators
  • Community/User groups

Parallel sessions will each be up to 20 minutes in length. Lightning Talks and "Ask a Developer" presentations are limited to 5 minutes each. Sessions may consist of a case study, a research report, a "big idea" in publishing, as well as other options.

Proposals (500 word maximum) should be submitted by March 15, 2011, using the submission guidelines and form available on our web site. All proposals will be subject to peer-review and you will be informed of a decision by June 1, 2011. Due to the strong interest in this year's conference, only a limited number of sessions will be accepted.



News: Publishing Conference Papers

The editors of Scholarly and Research Communication would be pleased to receive submissions of fully developed papers developed from the presentations at this conference. In keeping with past PKP conferences the journal would be interested in devoting an issue to a selection of papers from PKP3. As the Journal Policies section of the journal notes, the journal receives submissions online at and publishes articles, technical reports, commentary, media reviews, and field notes. Queries may be sent to The submission deadline to SRC-Online is Dec 31, 2011.  
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Hi all -- you can use #pkp2011 to tweet the conference.  
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