The 7th Conference on Scholarly Communication and Publishing in the Context of Open Science.

Zadar, Croatia

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the conference will become a virtual event.

We welcome you to take part in PUBMET2020 conference, which strives to present and discuss the plurality of approaches to the scholarly communication, scholarly publishing and assessment (metrics). It will present innovative approaches, best practice discussions and take on future challenges. The organizers aim to maintain lively discussion among experts in various fields involved in scholarly publishing and dissemination of knowledge. The field of scholarly communication, scholarly publishing and metrics includes all disciplines and variety of skills: researchers from different research areas, information specialists and librarians, editors, publishers, educators, students, policy makers, communication specialists and managers. This year the newly founded Croatian Association for Scholarly Communication (CROASC) has joined the organizers of previous PUBMET conferences: University of Zadar, Department of Information Sciences, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, and Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb.

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  1. Webinar: National Capacity Building NI4OS Europe Training
  2. Workshop 1 (CROASC): Good Practices in Academic Writing
    (Vlado Mrša, Dado Čakalo)
  3. Workshop 2: Elsevier – PlumX metrics
  4. Coffee/tea break
  5. Workshop 3: Why should data be FAIR? How can data become FAIR?
    (Anne-Mette Somby, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences)
  6. Coffee/tea break
  7. Session P1: OPERAS
    1. OPERAS: Scholarly Communication at the Heart of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities
      (Pierre Mounier, Maciej Maryl, Suzanne Dumouchel, Krešimir Zauder)
  8. Coffee/tea break
  9. Session P2: SPARC Europe
    1. SPARC Europe
      (Vanessa Proudman, Ignasi Labastida i Juan)
  10. Session P3: Short Talk Session
    1. Virtual short talk Session

  1. Conference Opening
  2. In tribute to Jon Tennant
  3. Session 1: Zagreb · Economy and colours of OA publishing
    1. Keynote 1: Johan Rooryck, University of Leiden, Coalition S ambassador
    2. Panel Session 1: The Role of Small/National Publishers/Journals
  4. Coffee/tea break
  5. Session 2: Split
    1. Publication Integrity: Case Discussion
      (Ana Marušić, University of Split, Ksenija Baždarić, University of Rijeka, Vedran Katavić, University of Zagreb)
    2. Q&A
  6. Lunch break
  7. Session 3: Zagreb · SRCE
    1. Keynote 2: Empowering academy-owned non-APC Open Access publishing to achieve participatory and sustainable scholarly communications
      (Arianna Becerril García, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Toluca, México)
    2. Connecting National Oa Publishing Platform With National (Data) Repository Platform
      (Draženko Celjak, University Computing Centre, University of Zagreb, Croatia)
    3. Q&A
  8. Coffee/tea break
  9. Session 4: Novi Sad
      (Raym Crow, SPARC)
    2. Q&A
    3. Coffee/tea break
    4. Open Access to Scientific Results at University of Novi Sad
      (Dragan Ivanović, Mirjana Brković, Branko Milosavljević, Dušan Surla, Ljubomir Paskali, University of Novi Sad, Serbia)
    5. Q&A

  1. Session 5: Zadar
    1. Keynote 4: Marin Dacos, French Ministry of Research and Innovation, France
    2. Panel Session 2: OS Policies, OS Evaluation and Assessment, Supporting OS Publishing
      (Croatian Ministry of Science and Education, Croatian Science Foundation, National Council for Science and Higher Education, National and University Library, SRCE)
  2. Coffee/tea break
  3. Session 6: Ljubljana
    1. Slovenian Research Infrastructure and Open Science – New Challenges
      (Miro Pušnik, Mitja Vovk Iskrič, Petra Durini, Maja Vihar, Mojca Kotar)
    2. Q&A
  4. Coffee/tea break
  5. Session 7: Skopje
    1. Challenges to Open and Online Education in North Macedonia
      (Bardhyl Jashari, Zoran Janevski, Klime Babunski, Sead Dzigal, Dimitar Popovski)
    2. Q&A
  6. Coffee/tea break
  7. Session 8: Sarajevo
    1. Ethics, Integrity and Transparency: Research Collections and Sensitive Data
      (Saša Madacki, Mario Hibert, Lejla Hajdarpašić)
    2. Q&A
  8. Coffee/tea break
  9. Session 9: Sponsors
    1. PUBMET2020 sponsors' session
  10. Session 10: Osijek
    1. Publishing in Lockdown – Responses and Consequences
      (Zoran Velagić, Miha Kovač, Josipa Selthofer, Tomislav Jakopec)
    2. Q&A
  11. Conference closure

With deepest regret, we inform you that Jonathan P. Tennant (Jon) tragically died on 9 April 2020 on Bali at the age of 32. Jon was an ardent advocate for open access to science, a true scientist, critical, but also self-critical, of curious mind, always cheerful, smiling and ready to help. To best describe what Jon was like as a scientist but also as a friend, here is a warm text by Jadranka Stojanovski.

We will miss you immensely dear Jon. Rest in peace.