Dear colleagues, editors, librarians, publishers, researchers and students, you are kindly invited to participate at PUBMET2019 – The 6th Conference on Scholarly Publishing in the Context of Open Science

University of Zadar, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Department of Information Sciences and University of Zagreb, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology


  • 19 and 20 September, 2019
  • Workshops: 18 September, 2019

University of Zadar, Zadar, Croatia

We welcome you to take part in a conference that strives to present and discuss the plurality of approaches to the scholarly publishing and assessment (metrics) and new trends in the scholarly publishing area. Themes of the conference include the following:

  • open scholarship (in relation to Plan S initiative) including open access to publications and research data, open educational materials, open peer review
  • digital OA repositories (including next generation repositories)
  • personal data protection, copyright and licencing (Creative Commons licences)
  • research assessment (bibliometrics, altmetrics, next generation metrics)
  • digital scholarly publishing (interactive digital publications, multimedia content, semantics, identifiers)
  • editorial practice and ethical questions (editorial policy, standards of editorial work, plagiarism detection, peer- review process, authorship and contributorship)

The organisers of the PUBMET2019 conference invite you to submit extended abstract (600-1200 words plus no more than 8 references). All submissions should be written in English. The authors should use the template available at here. Submission should be made using the EasyChair system (

Your abstract will undergo a double blind peer review by the international programme committee within two to three weeks after its receipt. Results of the abstract review will be sent to the author within three weeks of submission. Acceptance or rejections of the paper will be sent to you with reviewer comments. In order to be eligible for Early Bird rates the abstract should be submitted well before the submission deadline. Accepted abstracts will be published in the PUBMET2019 Book of Abstracts. Full paper submission is optional and accepted papers will be published in the PUBMET2019 Conference Proceedings.

Important requirements
Presenters of accepted abstracts must register for the conference by July 20, 2018, otherwise they will not be included in the programme. Each presenting author is responsible for his/her registration fee(s) as well as travel and accommodation costs. Presenters who are unable to attend the PUBMET2019 conference can arrange for a co-author to present.

Important dates
Online abstract submission deadline: July 1, 2019

Abstract acceptance notification: July 15, 2019

Early registrationRegular feeLate registration (on site)
Regular 500 kn (66 €) 600 kn (80 €)700 kn (93 €)
Student300 kn (40 €)400 kn (53 €)500 kn (66 €)