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First International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference:  Second Call  
for Papers
Vancouver, July 11-13, 2007

The Public Knowledge Project at the University of British Columbia  
and Simon Fraser University is pleased to announce that the first  
international PKP conference will be held from July 11­13, 2007 in  
Vancouver. 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 Open Journal Systems) can make to  
improving access to research and scholarship on a global and public  
scale. The conference will appeal to all those with an interest in  
the future of scholarly publishing community: software developers and  
technical support specialists; journal publishers, editors, and  
staff; librarians; and researchers in scholarly publishing.

Abstract Deadline (required): January 15, 2007
Paper and PowerPoint Submission (desired but not required for public  
posting): July 1, 2007
This conference, which uses Open Conference Systems developed by the  
Public Knowledge Project, enables participants to submit abstracts  
online at

Presentations can include:
• Single papers (abstract max of 500 words)
• Multiple paper sessions (overview max of 500 words)

Call for Papers Announcement
The conference stream for those involved in the practices and study  
of journal publishing will focus on the following themes and topics:
* Scholarly publishing in developing countries;
* Open access and the academy: reforming and opening the peer review  
process, implications for academic freedom;
* New journals, new models: the how and why of starting a new  
journal, new economic models for old journals, encouraging open data  
and related practices;
* Promotion and growth: building readership, authorship, and  
reviewership; open access is public access - challenges and benefits;
* Improving the features and design of publishing software

The conference stream for librarians and information specialists will  
focus on the following themes and topics:
* The role of libraries in supporting and developing emerging or  
alternate forms of scholarly communication, e.g., the library as  
publisher, implications for collections budgets and policies;
* Incorporating and supporting open access publications as part of  
current collections and related services;
* Using PKP software and related open source tools in libraries,  
e.g., “best practices” or case studies.

The conference stream for open source software developers and other  
technical experts working with PKP software will address the following:
* Understanding and working with PKP software and its “plug-in”  
* Building a PKP developers’ community including software  
contributions and collaborative projects;
* PKP software development priorities and plans.

Heather G. Morrison
PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference Committee
Project Coordinator
BC Electronic Library Network
Phone: 604-268-7001
Fax: 604-291-3023
Email:  [log in to unmask]

Don't miss the First International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference
July 11 - 13, 2007, Vancouver, BC, Canada