Call for sponsors

There are sponsorship opportunities for the upcoming PUBMET2017: SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING IN THE CONTEXT OF OPEN SCIENCE, to be held 21-22 September 2017 in Zagreb, Croatia at Faculty of engineering and computing of the University of Zagreb. PubMet2017 is organised by the University of Zadar, Department of Information Sciences, in partnership with the University or Zagreb and Ruđer Bošković Institute.
In the focus of the conference is scholarly communication (and Publishing as the most visible channel) and Metrics and assessment. This year’s conference topics are mostly focused around the new trends in publishing of scholarly journals and books, new formats of digital publishing, innovations in the peer review processes, the relationship between traditional and new metrics, the new models and approaches to the assessment of both researchers and academic institutions — bearing in mind differences and specificities among research disciplines. Both themes will be represented by a combination of invited talks, shorter presentations by registered speakers and a panel discussion conducted by acknowledged experts from Croatia and abroad.

The aim of the conference is to gather researchers, university teachers, publishers, editors, librarians/information specialists and experts from a vast array of scientific research. Participation in this conference is an opportunity to share and gain new knowledge and to exchange different opinions. Gathering various members of the research and academic community around many of the open questions concerning scientific communication could also lead to the proposal of the framework for national politics pertaining to scholarly publishing and assessment.

PubMet2017 offers sponsorship opportunities at three different levels: Gold (1000 € or more), Silver (between 600 €-990 €) and Bronze (between 200 €-590 €). Other forms of sponsoring are very welcome as well. The support of Sponsor could take the form of, for example, Individual student sponsoring, a lump sum to the student scholarship fund, social events fund, PubMet2017 awards fund, a gift for one of the awards, conference T-shirt sponsoring, invited speakers expenses (flight and accommodation), lunches, the welcome reception, conference dinner, or items in the welcome pack for delegates (e.g. bag, badges, USB sticks, pad of paper and pen). Any other type of support you would find more appropriate to your promotional strategy would of course be very welcome.

Sponsorship provides a number of benefits. The annual PubMet2017 conference attracts domestic and international audience of about 100-130 people from universities and research institutions across Croatia and other countries.

There is a clear marketing opportunity in promoting Sponsor to these people and all PubMet2017 attendees. Web links to Sponsor will be put on the conference website, a formal acknowledgement of Sponsor sponsorship will be made in the conference dissemination actions in the media, and in speeches at the conference opening, welcome reception, and conference dinner. Commensurate to the sponsorship level, other sponsoring benefits include a table in the main conference area with an internet connection, slot for a poster during the entire conference, complimentary full-conference registrations, items to be inserted in the individual conference bags given to participants, Sponsor logo on the conference website and dissemination material, as well as on the program guide and proceedings (with ISBN). Sponsors can also take part in the conference program, giving academic lectures (covering this year topics), workshops, or just presenting Sponsor products.

I would like to invite you to consider the various sponsorship opportunities on offer and how Sponsor will benefit by being involved with PubMet2017. Looking forward to hearing from you in due course.

Sincerely Yours,
Jadranka Stojanovski
Chair PubMet2017