Call for sponsors

PUBMET2018 will be held on September 20-21, 2018 at the University of Zadar, Croatia. It is organised by the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zadar, Department of Information Sciences and Ruđer Bošković Institute. By supporting the conference, sponsors will have the opportunity to present their products to the wide audience, from researchers, university professors, publishers, editors, librarians, information and communication experts to policy makers. In the focus of the conference is scholarly communication (and publishing as the most visible channel) and metrics. This year’s conference topics will focus on openness (open science, open data, open scholarly communication, open repositories, open peer review), publication and editorial practices, authorship and copyright, plagiarism and ethical issues, advances in digital scholarly publishing, bibliometrics and almetrics, and business models in scholarly publishing. All themes will be presented by invited speakers, shorter presentations by registered speakers, as well as in workshops, poster session and a panel discussion.

PUBMET2018 offers sponsorship opportunities at four different levels: Platinum (1500 € or more), Gold (1000 € or more), Silver (600 € or more) and Bronze (300 € or more). Other forms of sponsoring are very welcomed as well, including conference T-shirts or items in the welcome pack for delegates (e.g. bags, badges, USB sticks, pads of paper and pens). Any other type of support you find more appropriate to your promotional strategy can of course be discussed with the Organizing Committee.

For proposals please send an e-mail to: (Jelena Viličić)

There is a clear marketing opportunity for sponsors’ promotion to all PUBMET2018 attendees. The last year’s PUBMET conference attracted 148 participants from 12 countries (Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Iran, India, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, UK, United States and Croatia). Depending on the sponsorship level, a number of benefits is offered, including complimentary full-conference registrations, link to the sponsor’s website on the conference website, a table in the main conference area with an internet connection, slot for a poster during the entire conference, sponsor’s logo on the conference website and press material, as well as on the program guide and Book of abstracts. Sponsors can also take part in the conference program, giving short lectures, workshops, or just presenting their products. Details are given in the following table:

Sponsorship opportunities and benefitsPlatinum (1500 € or more)Gold (1000 € or more)Silver (600 € or more)Bronze (300 € or more)
Number of complimentary registrations for company representative(s) including conference dinner321-
Sponsor’s logo to appear on the conference website
Sponsor’s link to appear on the conference website
Sponsor’s logo on the conference online and final programme
Sponsor’s logo in the Book of abstracts
Exhibit tables (in the proximity of meeting rooms)-
Inclusion of a speaker (promotional presentation) in the sponsors' block in the conference programme15 min10 min5 min-
Inclusion of a speaker or workshop leader30 min20 min--
Full page colour ad to be included in the final (print) programme---
Half page colour ad to be included in the final (print) programme---
Full page colour ad to be included in the Book of abstracts---
Half page colour ad to be included in the Book of abstracts---
Advertising sponsors on conference Facebook and Twitter profile during 1 month before conference--
Sponsor’s logo to appear on all conference signage---