Open Call for early-career researchers to participate in Open Access scholarly monograph workshop in Marseille

Interested researchers are invited to submit their proposals in the form of a 500-word abstract before 15 April.

The OPERAS network and the European project HIRMEOS, in which the National Documentation Centre (EKT) participates as a partner, are organising a workshop to be held on 2 June 2019 in Marseilles with the theme  "Shaping new ways to open the book" as part of the 23rd Electronic Publishing (ElPub) 2019. EKT is issuing an open call to young researchers to participate in an exchange of views on Open Access publishing practices and monographs as a means of scholarly communication.

Interested researchers are invited to submit their proposals in the form of a 500-word abstract before 15 April, together with a short biographical statement (100 words), to

Topics for the workshop are as follows:

  • Development of new services and tools to strengthen open access monographs.
  • Examples and experiences of funding open access publishing.
  • Aspects relating to choosing a publisher for the publication of monographs.
  • Impact and certification of scientific quality.
  • Role of Open Access metrics in particular altmetrics in the academic careers of young researchers.
  • Strategies to increase the impact of a monograph, expand audiences, create networks and communicate with other researchers.

Selected speakers will receive a travel grant from the event organisers.

The OPERAS network (Open Access in European Research Area through Scholarly Communication) is a consortium of 40 organisations (universities, research centres, publishers, institutions) from European countries, with the shared goal of increasing access to scientific information through the development of viable and functional research infrastructure for the Social Sciences and Humanities.

Funded by the European Commission, the HIRMEOS project, focuses on monographs as the main vehicle for scholarly communication in the Social Sciences and Humanities, and develops technical solutions for effective dissemination in the digital research ecosystem. The project objective is to enrich it with additional functionalities and link five major electronic publishing infrastructures, with a view to developing value added services and the future integration of these infrastructures into the European Science Open Cloud., with information from HIRMEOS Project