[IRTalk] Call for contributions for the 2022 OASPA Online Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing

Bernie Folan bernie.folan at oaspa.org
Mon May 30 15:19:43 SAST 2022

The OASPA annual conference brings the open access community together to
discuss new developments and innovations in scholarly publishing, and unite
in our shared goal to enable research around the world to be openly

The 2022 online conference will encourage participants to think Beyond Open
Access to equitable open scholarship and science practices and will address
many timely and fundamental topics relating to open scholarly

These include, and are not limited to


   The University Leadership Role in Delivering Equitable Open Access

   Connecting Vision to Practice: what needs to happen to ensure recent
   recommendations are met

   Common Good and Open Access

   Humanities and Open Scholarship

   Indigenous Knowledge

   Open Science Knowledge Amongst Researchers

   Has open science failed to influence research assessment?

   Pathways to Open Access: Values-based publishing models

OASPA 2022 will be held online to ensure wide participation and the
opportunity to welcome everyone for collective reflection on our endeavours
to ensure scholarship is open and accessible to all. We are pleased to have
been able to freeze registration rates for the third year in a row.

The Program Committee now invites organisations and individuals to submit a
proposal to us for ‘Poster Lightning Talk’ presentations. These are short
talks showcasing new projects, ideas or initiatives accompanied by a poster
(guidelines will be provided).  There will be a brief q&a and a mechanism
for online engagement.

We particularly welcome submissions from beyond North America and Europe.
Please share this call widely within your networks.

All proposals should be submitted by June 17, 2022 via this form
<https://forms.gle/soouAENaRHVbWtkW6> which asks for a brief description
(up to a maximum of 300 words) of your proposal. Registration costs for the
authors of successful proposals will be waived. This information can also
be found on this blog post

Recordings, slides and posters from previous conferences, as well as
information on how to register, can be found on our website here

We look forward to receiving your suggestions!

Best wishes,


2022 Conference Program Committee
Arianna Becerril García (Autonomous University of the State of Mexico)
Leslie Chan (Knowledge Equity Lab, University of Toronto Scarborough)
Jennifer Gibson (Dryad and OASPA Chair)
Iain Hrynaszkiewicz (PLOS)
Carlos Alfredo Joly, (Universidade de Campinas and Editor-in-Chief of Biota
Sushil Kumar (Chitkara University Publications)
Catherine Mitchell (California Digital Library)
Lucy Oates (Oxford University Press)
Omo Oaiya (West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN))
Jadranka Stojanovski (University of Zadar and Ruđer Bošković Institute)
Francois van Schalkwyk (African Minds)

*Bernie Folan*
Communications, Engagement and Outreach Manager, OASPA
OASPA, Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association
bernie.folan at oaspa.org
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