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2nd Basel Sustainable Publishing Forum - The Global Transition to Open Access: Challenges and Solutions

26/10/2020 - 27/10/2020, Basel, Switzerland

Publishing, Open Access, Sustainability
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Welcome Message

Plan S is an initiative for Open Access publishing launched in September 2018. It was put forward by an international consortium of research funders called cOAlition S. Plan S requires that from 2021 scientific publications from research supported by participating funders must be published in compliant Open Access journals or platforms. The principles and implementation guidelines have been clearly stated and many funding agencies and organizations have endorsed the principles.

While a global transition to Open Access is within reach, concerns have arisen over the stability of the publishing landscape on one hand and that of the global research system on the other. Some concerns include researcher evaluation, tenure and promotion; the pressure on learned societies, which often rely on publishing revenues for their activities; and the pressure on small publishers, society publishers and Open Access publishers who do not benefit from negotiated “Publish and Read” deals.

The 2nd Basel Sustainable Publishing Forum (BSPF) will be held in Basel, 26–27 October 2020. The aim of the forum is to offer a platform for open and constructive conversation between researchers, learned societies, university librarians, funding agencies, scholarly publishers, publishing platforms, and other concerned stakeholders (professional associations, etc.) to identify implementable solutions for a sustainable global transition to open access. A main topic of discussion of BSPF2 will be the challenges facing learned societies in this transition to Open Access, but the conference will also cover a broad array of topics relevant to these challenges, like the development of alternative metrics, the evaluation and promotion of researchers, the OA price transparency, the current situation and limitations of transformative agreements, copyright, etc.

This will be a unique opportunity to work together towards sustainable solutions for a successful global transition to open access.

We would like to invite all relevant stakeholders, especially the research community and representatives of learned societies, to join us and participate by sharing their experience, views, opinions, or results, and, to submit a proposal in response to one of the calls.

The University of Basel and MDPI look forward to welcoming you to Basel!

Conference Chairs

Prof. Dr. Max Bergman

Social Research and Methodology Group (SRaM), University of Basel, Switzerland - Website

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Prof. Manfred Max Bergman is Chair of Social Research and Methodology at the University of Basel, Research Councilor of the Swiss National Science Foundation, member of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative for the United Nations. He is President of the Swiss Academic Society for Environmental Research and Ecology, Section Editor in Chief of Sustainability, and Editor in Chief of World. He chairs the World Sustainability Forum and the Basel Sustainability Forum. He studied at the Universities of California (BA), Geneva (MA), and Cambridge (PhD). Previous academic affiliations include the Universities of Cambridge, Florence (European University Institute), Geneva, Loyola Chicago, Notre Dame, Oxford, Stellenbosch, St. Gall, Texas A&M, the Witwatersrand, and Zurich. His research is on sustainability and the business-society nexus in India and China.

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Prof. Manfred Max Bergman is Chair of Social Research and Methodology at the University of Basel, Research Councilor of the Swiss National Science Foundation, member of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative for the United Nations. He is President of the Swiss Academic Society for Environmental Research and Ecology, Section Editor in Chief of Sustainability, and Editor in Chief of World. He chairs the World Sustainability Forum and the Basel Sustainability Forum. He studied at the Universities of California (BA), Geneva (MA), and Cambridge (PhD). Previous academic affiliations include the Universities of Cambridge, Florence (European University Institute), Geneva, Loyola Chicago, Notre Dame, Oxford, Stellenbosch, St. Gall, Texas A&M, the Witwatersrand, and Zurich. His research is on sustainability and the business-society nexus in India and China.

Prof. Dr. Ed Constable

Department of Chemistry, Former Vice-Rector for Research, University of Basel, Switzerland - Website

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In 1974 Constable began studying chemistry at St. Catherine's College, University of Oxford, where he earned his BA in chemistry in 1978. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Cambridge, where he became University Lecturer and Fellow of Robinson College in 1984. He remained at Cambridge until 1993, when he became full professor of inorganic chemistry at the University of Basel. In 2007 he became Dean of Research at the Faculty of Philosophy and Natural Sciences and in 2011 Vice Rector for Research and Promotion of Young Scientists. Constable is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a member of the American Chemical Society. He is a member of the editorial board of numerous journals including Chemical Communications, Chemical Reviews, Chemical Society Reviews, Coordination Chemistry Reviews, New Journal of Chemistry, Polyhedron and Supramolecular Chemistry.

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In 1974 Constable began studying chemistry at St. Catherine's College, University of Oxford, where he earned his BA in chemistry in 1978. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Cambridge, where he became University Lecturer and Fellow of Robinson College in 1984. He remained at Cambridge until 1993, when he became full professor of inorganic chemistry at the University of Basel. In 2007 he became Dean of Research at the Faculty of Philosophy and Natural Sciences and in 2011 Vice Rector for Research and Promotion of Young Scientists. Constable is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a member of the American Chemical Society. He is a member of the editorial board of numerous journals including Chemical Communications, Chemical Reviews, Chemical Society Reviews, Coordination Chemistry Reviews, New Journal of Chemistry, Polyhedron and Supramolecular Chemistry.

Program Committee

Dr. Rafael Ball

ETH-Library, ETH Zurich, Switzerland - Website

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Rafael Ball has been Director of ETH-​Bibliothek since 1 March 2015. He holds doctorates in biology and science history and studied biology, Slavonic studies and philosophy at the Universities of Mainz, Warsaw and Moscow. He complete a two-​year postgraduate qualification as a scientific librarian in 1996 and was head of user services at the Central Library in the Forschungszentrum Jülich from 1996 to 1998, which he ran from 1998. Ball was Director of the University Library of Regensburg from 2008 to 2015. He has written and edited numerous publications, and is a dedicated speaker and a lecturer at various universities. His main work and research interests are the library of the future, science communication and the role of the printed book in the digital age. Moreover, he is a member of various institutions.

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Rafael Ball has been Director of ETH-​Bibliothek since 1 March 2015. He holds doctorates in biology and science history and studied biology, Slavonic studies and philosophy at the Universities of Mainz, Warsaw and Moscow. He complete a two-​year postgraduate qualification as a scientific librarian in 1996 and was head of user services at the Central Library in the Forschungszentrum Jülich from 1996 to 1998, which he ran from 1998. Ball was Director of the University Library of Regensburg from 2008 to 2015. He has written and edited numerous publications, and is a dedicated speaker and a lecturer at various universities. His main work and research interests are the library of the future, science communication and the role of the printed book in the digital age. Moreover, he is a member of various institutions.

Dr. Lidia Borrell-Damián

Science Europe, Brussels, Belgium - Website

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Lidia Borrell-Damián is the newly appointed Secretary General of Science Europe, the association representing major public organisations that fund or perform excellent, ground-breaking research in Europe. In this new role she holds overall responsibility for the strategy and functioning of the organisation. Prior to this she has worked for the European University Association (EUA), an association representing more than 800 universities and national rectors’ conferences in 48 countries, since 2006 and has served as Director for Research and Innovation (R&I) between January 2014 and mid-September 2019. With a doctorate in Chemistry, she has worked as an Associate Professor at the Universitat de Barcelona and the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya. She spent time as a Visiting Scholar at North Carolina State University, USA, and The University of Western Ontario, Canada. She has also worked in the private sector as R&D Deputy Director at a chemical company in Spain and Director of the Research Area at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

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Lidia Borrell-Damián is the newly appointed Secretary General of Science Europe, the association representing major public organisations that fund or perform excellent, ground-breaking research in Europe. In this new role she holds overall responsibility for the strategy and functioning of the organisation. Prior to this she has worked for the European University Association (EUA), an association representing more than 800 universities and national rectors’ conferences in 48 countries, since 2006 and has served as Director for Research and Innovation (R&I) between January 2014 and mid-September 2019. With a doctorate in Chemistry, she has worked as an Associate Professor at the Universitat de Barcelona and the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya. She spent time as a Visiting Scholar at North Carolina State University, USA, and The University of Western Ontario, Canada. She has also worked in the private sector as R&D Deputy Director at a chemical company in Spain and Director of the Research Area at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

Prof. Dr. Jean-Claude Burgelman

Department of Communication Sciences, University of Brussels, Belgium - Website

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Jean-Claude Burgelman was responsible for open science and data policies of DG RTD, European Commission. He joined the European Commission in 1999 as a Visiting Scientist in the Joint Research Centre (the Institute of Prospective Technological Studies – IPTS), where he became Head of the Information Society Unit in 2005. In January 2008, he moved to the Bureau of European Policy Advisers (attached to the president of the EC) as adviser for innovation policy. Since 1-10-2008, he joined DG RTD, as advisor and then Head of Unit in charge of top level advisory boards like the European Research and Innovation Area Board, the Innovation for Growth Group and the European Forum for Forward Looking Activities. Till 2000, he was full professor of communication technology policy at the Free University of Brussels, as well as director of SMIT and was involved in science and technology assessment. He has been visiting professor at the University of Antwerp, the European College of Bruges and the University of South Africa and involved in several academic journals. He chaired the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Innovation and was a member of its Science Advisory Committee. From 01 March 2020 onwards, Jean-Claude Burgelman has left the EC and re-joined part time his alma mater, the University of Brussels.

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Bio
Jean-Claude Burgelman was responsible for open science and data policies of DG RTD, European Commission. He joined the European Commission in 1999 as a Visiting Scientist in the Joint Research Centre (the Institute of Prospective Technological Studies – IPTS), where he became Head of the Information Society Unit in 2005. In January 2008, he moved to the Bureau of European Policy Advisers (attached to the president of the EC) as adviser for innovation policy. Since 1-10-2008, he joined DG RTD, as advisor and then Head of Unit in charge of top level advisory boards like the European Research and Innovation Area Board, the Innovation for Growth Group and the European Forum for Forward Looking Activities. Till 2000, he was full professor of communication technology policy at the Free University of Brussels, as well as director of SMIT and was involved in science and technology assessment. He has been visiting professor at the University of Antwerp, the European College of Bruges and the University of South Africa and involved in several academic journals. He chaired the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Innovation and was a member of its Science Advisory Committee. From 01 March 2020 onwards, Jean-Claude Burgelman has left the EC and re-joined part time his alma mater, the University of Brussels.

Dr. Frederick Fenter

Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland - Website

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Frederick Fenter (1961) is the Executive Editor of Frontiers, an innovative and rapidly growing open-access publisher based in Lausanne Switzerland. He studied chemistry (Ph.D. Harvard, 1990) and conducted research in atmospheric science for a number of years (h=16) before moving into scientific publishing with an appointment as manager of the Inorganic Chemistry Program at Elsevier Science, Lausanne (1997). Since then he has been founder of a start-up in publishing technology (FontisMedia SA, Lausanne); advisor to the launch of an institutional document repository (InfoScience, EPFL); and publisher of an English-language University Press (EPFL Press, Lausanne). In 2013 he rejoined to Frontiers in his current role, which he had previously advised as a consultant during its first 18 months of activity. As Executive Editor at Frontiers, Fred oversees a program of 65 open-access journals, covering more than 550 specialty areas, constituting one of the largest editorial boards in scientific publishing. He is directly involved in all the strategic projects at Frontiers, including the successful Frontiers for Young Minds outreach program. Fred is very active as an advocate for open science and is frequently invited to talk about his experiences and perspectives, or to act as a moderator, with over 10 such presentations or round-table participations over the last year.

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Frederick Fenter (1961) is the Executive Editor of Frontiers, an innovative and rapidly growing open-access publisher based in Lausanne Switzerland. He studied chemistry (Ph.D. Harvard, 1990) and conducted research in atmospheric science for a number of years (h=16) before moving into scientific publishing with an appointment as manager of the Inorganic Chemistry Program at Elsevier Science, Lausanne (1997). Since then he has been founder of a start-up in publishing technology (FontisMedia SA, Lausanne); advisor to the launch of an institutional document repository (InfoScience, EPFL); and publisher of an English-language University Press (EPFL Press, Lausanne). In 2013 he rejoined to Frontiers in his current role, which he had previously advised as a consultant during its first 18 months of activity. As Executive Editor at Frontiers, Fred oversees a program of 65 open-access journals, covering more than 550 specialty areas, constituting one of the largest editorial boards in scientific publishing. He is directly involved in all the strategic projects at Frontiers, including the successful Frontiers for Young Minds outreach program. Fred is very active as an advocate for open science and is frequently invited to talk about his experiences and perspectives, or to act as a moderator, with over 10 such presentations or round-table participations over the last year.

Mr. Dominic Mitchell

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Stockholm, Sweden - Website

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Dom Mitchell is a digital publishing professional, focussing on open access, who specialises in project management, publisher/partner relations, account management and growth. He has worked extensively with the publisher and librarian communities both as a publisher, with the BMJ Publishing Group (UK), and as an account and project manager at HighWire Press - Stanford University (USA). He is now responsible for collaboration with DOAJ's publishers, for DOAJ's technical development, social media presence and its blog, the DOAJ News Service. In 2019, he was elected to the OASPA Board of Directors.

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Dom Mitchell is a digital publishing professional, focussing on open access, who specialises in project management, publisher/partner relations, account management and growth. He has worked extensively with the publisher and librarian communities both as a publisher, with the BMJ Publishing Group (UK), and as an account and project manager at HighWire Press - Stanford University (USA). He is now responsible for collaboration with DOAJ's publishers, for DOAJ's technical development, social media presence and its blog, the DOAJ News Service. In 2019, he was elected to the OASPA Board of Directors.

Mr. Pierre Mounier

OPERAS, Paris, France - Website

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Pierre Mounier supports cooperation between the OPERAS partners and establishes the strategic roadmap of the infrastructure. He is trained in classical studies and social anthropology. He is working at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and is deputy director of OpenEdition, the French national infrastructure dedicated to open scholarly communication in the SSH. He regularly publishes on digital humanities and open science topics, and more largely the social and political impact of ICT.

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Pierre Mounier supports cooperation between the OPERAS partners and establishes the strategic roadmap of the infrastructure. He is trained in classical studies and social anthropology. He is working at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and is deputy director of OpenEdition, the French national infrastructure dedicated to open scholarly communication in the SSH. He regularly publishes on digital humanities and open science topics, and more largely the social and political impact of ICT.

Ms. Vanessa Proudman

SPARC Europe, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands - Website

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Vanessa Proudman is Director of SPARC Europe where she is working to make Open the default in Europe. Vanessa has 20 years’ international experience working with many leading university libraries worldwide as well as research institutions, foundations, international policy makers, information- communication- and IT professionals and designers from over 20 countries. She has focused on supporting research, on open access, open science, open culture and open education and above all on facilitating improved access to Europe’s decentralised research results. She has done this through international and national policy-making, advocacy and knowledge exchange. At present, she is intent on exploring how to create – and above all sustain – an open science ecosystem. At the beginning of her career, she spent a decade heading information and IT at a UN-affiliated international research institution in Vienna. Vanessa is driven by change; she is a keen connector and collaborator, and strongly believes in contributing to the public good through her work.

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Vanessa Proudman is Director of SPARC Europe where she is working to make Open the default in Europe. Vanessa has 20 years’ international experience working with many leading university libraries worldwide as well as research institutions, foundations, international policy makers, information- communication- and IT professionals and designers from over 20 countries. She has focused on supporting research, on open access, open science, open culture and open education and above all on facilitating improved access to Europe’s decentralised research results. She has done this through international and national policy-making, advocacy and knowledge exchange. At present, she is intent on exploring how to create – and above all sustain – an open science ecosystem. At the beginning of her career, she spent a decade heading information and IT at a UN-affiliated international research institution in Vienna. Vanessa is driven by change; she is a keen connector and collaborator, and strongly believes in contributing to the public good through her work.

Dr. Reggie Raju

UCT Libraries, University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa - Website

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Reggie Raju is the Director (Research & Learning) at the University of Cape Town Libraries. He has been in academic libraries for more than 35 years. He is the author of several publications in peer-reviewed national and international journals, chapters in books and a book publication. His research focus is on research librarianship with an emphasis on open access and library publishing. He is currently a member of the Academic and Research Libraries Standing Committee of IFLA as well as being the convenor of its Special Interest Group: Library Publishing. Reggie is currently the Chair of SPARC Africa and is driving the social justice agenda of open access for Africa. He serves on the editorial board of Journal of librarianship and scholarly communication. Reggie Raju holds a BA degree from the University of Durban-Westville and a B Bibl (Hons), a Masters in Information Studies and a PhD in Information Studies, all from the University of Natal.

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Reggie Raju is the Director (Research & Learning) at the University of Cape Town Libraries. He has been in academic libraries for more than 35 years. He is the author of several publications in peer-reviewed national and international journals, chapters in books and a book publication. His research focus is on research librarianship with an emphasis on open access and library publishing. He is currently a member of the Academic and Research Libraries Standing Committee of IFLA as well as being the convenor of its Special Interest Group: Library Publishing. Reggie is currently the Chair of SPARC Africa and is driving the social justice agenda of open access for Africa. He serves on the editorial board of Journal of librarianship and scholarly communication. Reggie Raju holds a BA degree from the University of Durban-Westville and a B Bibl (Hons), a Masters in Information Studies and a PhD in Information Studies, all from the University of Natal.

Dr. Adeline Rege

Library Service, University of Strasbourg, France - Website

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Adeline Rege is Head of Scholarly Communication and Electronic Resources at University of Strasbourg Library Services (France) since 2014. She is also a member of the Information and Open Access Policy Group at League of European Research Universities (LERU) and a member of the expert's group on Scientific Information (P5 Program) at Swiss universities. She also serves on the Executive Board of Couperin.org, the French national higher education and research libraries consortium. Prior to joining the University of Strasbourg, Adeline Rege was a librarian at Caen Public Library in Normandy. She holds a PhD in Early Modern History from University Paris-Sorbonne and a degree in Information and Library Sciences from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Sciences de l'Information et des Bibliothèques (Lyon, France).

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Adeline Rege is Head of Scholarly Communication and Electronic Resources at University of Strasbourg Library Services (France) since 2014. She is also a member of the Information and Open Access Policy Group at League of European Research Universities (LERU) and a member of the expert's group on Scientific Information (P5 Program) at Swiss universities. She also serves on the Executive Board of Couperin.org, the French national higher education and research libraries consortium. Prior to joining the University of Strasbourg, Adeline Rege was a librarian at Caen Public Library in Normandy. She holds a PhD in Early Modern History from University Paris-Sorbonne and a degree in Information and Library Sciences from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Sciences de l'Information et des Bibliothèques (Lyon, France).

Prof. Dr. Bart van Tiggelen

Europhysics Letters Association (EPL), European Physical Society (EPS), Mulhouse, France - Website

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Bart van Tiggelen received a master’s degree (1988) in astrophysics at Leiden Observatory, the Netherlands, and a Ph.D. (1992) in theoretical physics at the University of Amsterdam. He is currently a research professor at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in France, and is based in Grenoble. His research interests are in wave propagation in random media, specifically optics and acoustics of disordered media, magneto-optics and Anderson localization, mesoscopic physics, and seismic wave propagation. Bart van Tiggelen has been a Co-Editor for several years of EPL and since January 2018, he is Editor–in–Chief.

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Bart van Tiggelen received a master’s degree (1988) in astrophysics at Leiden Observatory, the Netherlands, and a Ph.D. (1992) in theoretical physics at the University of Amsterdam. He is currently a research professor at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in France, and is based in Grenoble. His research interests are in wave propagation in random media, specifically optics and acoustics of disordered media, magneto-optics and Anderson localization, mesoscopic physics, and seismic wave propagation. Bart van Tiggelen has been a Co-Editor for several years of EPL and since January 2018, he is Editor–in–Chief.

Dr. Alicia Wise

Information Power, Winchester, United Kingdom - Website

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Alicia Wise is an effective and experienced game changer working at the intersection of copyright, digital technologies, policy, and people. Alicia is known for her work as a communicator, influencer, and relationship builder and as someone who can drive organisational development and transformational change. With both an open and candid personality and tenacity and determination, she is driven to do what is right and get things done through collaboration and partnership. She has more than 30 years’ experience in the academic information space including roles with libraries, publishers, and researchers. Most recently she was with Elsevier where she led on Open Access and global strategic relations. Prior to this she held roles with the Publishers Association, Publishers Licensing Society, Jisc, Archaeology Data Service, and in universities. She has served on the boards of Access to Research, Accessible Books Consortium, CHORUS, CLOCKSS, Digital Preservation Coalition, and Research4Life.

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Alicia Wise is an effective and experienced game changer working at the intersection of copyright, digital technologies, policy, and people. Alicia is known for her work as a communicator, influencer, and relationship builder and as someone who can drive organisational development and transformational change. With both an open and candid personality and tenacity and determination, she is driven to do what is right and get things done through collaboration and partnership. She has more than 30 years’ experience in the academic information space including roles with libraries, publishers, and researchers. Most recently she was with Elsevier where she led on Open Access and global strategic relations. Prior to this she held roles with the Publishers Association, Publishers Licensing Society, Jisc, Archaeology Data Service, and in universities. She has served on the boards of Access to Research, Accessible Books Consortium, CHORUS, CLOCKSS, Digital Preservation Coalition, and Research4Life.

Advisory Program Committee

Drs. Saskia C. J. de Vries

Sampan - academia and publishing, Leiden, The Netherlands - Website

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Saskia de Vries soon joined HES Publishers in Utrecht as a jack of all trades. In 1985, she switched to Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. In the 20 years that she ran Amsterdam University Press as its first director. It grew into an international, academic publisher with 20 employees in 2012 who were responsible for the approximately 200 books and 9 academic journals that they published a year. Amsterdam University Press was coordinator of the EU project Open Access Publishing in European Networks and grew into one of the most innovative university presses in the world, that gives high priority to Open Access publishing. In 2006 she was co-founder and first director of Leiden University Press, which functions as part of the University of Leyden since 2009. Saskia started her own business in 2012, Sampan – academia & publishing, where she works on various projects.

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Saskia de Vries soon joined HES Publishers in Utrecht as a jack of all trades. In 1985, she switched to Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. In the 20 years that she ran Amsterdam University Press as its first director. It grew into an international, academic publisher with 20 employees in 2012 who were responsible for the approximately 200 books and 9 academic journals that they published a year. Amsterdam University Press was coordinator of the EU project Open Access Publishing in European Networks and grew into one of the most innovative university presses in the world, that gives high priority to Open Access publishing. In 2006 she was co-founder and first director of Leiden University Press, which functions as part of the University of Leyden since 2009. Saskia started her own business in 2012, Sampan – academia & publishing, where she works on various projects.

Prof. Dr. Johan E.C.V. Rooryck

Centre for Linguistics, Leiden University, The Netherlands - Website

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Johan Rooryck, born in Leuven, Belgium, in 1961, is a professor of French linguistics at Leiden University. His main research interests lie in the interaction between morphology, syntax, and semantics; and the relation between language and core knowledge systems. He was the Executive Editor of Lingua from 1999 to 2015. Lingua was ranked 7th in Google Scholar’s h5-Index Top Publications – Humanities, Literature & Arts, and 3rd in the subsection Language & Linguistics in October 2015, when its 6 editors and the 31-member editorial board resigned after Elsevier rejected the editors’ request to publish Lingua under conditions of Fair Open Access. The editorial team and board then went on to found the Fair Open Access journal Glossa: a journal of general linguistics, published by Ubiquity Press with financial support for Author Processing Charges from LingOA and the Open Library of the Humanities (OLH). Johan is now the Editor in Chief of Glossa and is active in promoting Fair Open Access. In 2019 he has been appointed the Open Access Champion for cOAlition S.

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Johan Rooryck, born in Leuven, Belgium, in 1961, is a professor of French linguistics at Leiden University. His main research interests lie in the interaction between morphology, syntax, and semantics; and the relation between language and core knowledge systems. He was the Executive Editor of Lingua from 1999 to 2015. Lingua was ranked 7th in Google Scholar’s h5-Index Top Publications – Humanities, Literature & Arts, and 3rd in the subsection Language & Linguistics in October 2015, when its 6 editors and the 31-member editorial board resigned after Elsevier rejected the editors’ request to publish Lingua under conditions of Fair Open Access. The editorial team and board then went on to found the Fair Open Access journal Glossa: a journal of general linguistics, published by Ubiquity Press with financial support for Author Processing Charges from LingOA and the Open Library of the Humanities (OLH). Johan is now the Editor in Chief of Glossa and is active in promoting Fair Open Access. In 2019 he has been appointed the Open Access Champion for cOAlition S.

Conference Speakers

Mr. Lars Bjørnshauge

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Copenhagen, Denmark - Website

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Lars Bjørnshauge was Director of Libraries at Lund University from 2001 to 2011 and founded the DOAJ in 2003. He became Managing Director of DOAJ in January 2013. He has vast experience in: change management; the re-engineering of academic libraries; the development of information services for research & higher education. He has been a strong advocate of open access and for providing services to the open access movement (open access to research publications). He is co-founder of OpenDOAR and the Directory of Open Access Books.

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Lars Bjørnshauge was Director of Libraries at Lund University from 2001 to 2011 and founded the DOAJ in 2003. He became Managing Director of DOAJ in January 2013. He has vast experience in: change management; the re-engineering of academic libraries; the development of information services for research & higher education. He has been a strong advocate of open access and for providing services to the open access movement (open access to research publications). He is co-founder of OpenDOAR and the Directory of Open Access Books.

Prof. Dr. Jean-Claude Burgelman

Department of Communication Sciences, University of Brussels, Belgium - Website

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Jean-Claude Burgelman was responsible for open science and data policies of DG RTD, European Commission. He joined the European Commission in 1999 as a Visiting Scientist in the Joint Research Centre (the Institute of Prospective Technological Studies – IPTS), where he became Head of the Information Society Unit in 2005. In January 2008, he moved to the Bureau of European Policy Advisers (attached to the president of the EC) as adviser for innovation policy. Since 1-10-2008, he joined DG RTD, as advisor and then Head of Unit in charge of top level advisory boards like the European Research and Innovation Area Board, the Innovation for Growth Group and the European Forum for Forward Looking Activities. Till 2000, he was full professor of communication technology policy at the Free University of Brussels, as well as director of SMIT and was involved in science and technology assessment. He has been visiting professor at the University of Antwerp, the European College of Bruges and the University of South Africa and involved in several academic journals. He chaired the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Innovation and was a member of its Science Advisory Committee. From 01 March 2020 onwards, Jean-Claude Burgelman has left the EC and re-joined part time his alma mater, the University of Brussels.

Bio
Jean-Claude Burgelman was responsible for open science and data policies of DG RTD, European Commission. He joined the European Commission in 1999 as a Visiting Scientist in the Joint Research Centre (the Institute of Prospective Technological Studies – IPTS), where he became Head of the Information Society Unit in 2005. In January 2008, he moved to the Bureau of European Policy Advisers (attached to the president of the EC) as adviser for innovation policy. Since 1-10-2008, he joined DG RTD, as advisor and then Head of Unit in charge of top level advisory boards like the European Research and Innovation Area Board, the Innovation for Growth Group and the European Forum for Forward Looking Activities. Till 2000, he was full professor of communication technology policy at the Free University of Brussels, as well as director of SMIT and was involved in science and technology assessment. He has been visiting professor at the University of Antwerp, the European College of Bruges and the University of South Africa and involved in several academic journals. He chaired the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Innovation and was a member of its Science Advisory Committee. From 01 March 2020 onwards, Jean-Claude Burgelman has left the EC and re-joined part time his alma mater, the University of Brussels.

Dr. Kamran Naim

CERN, Geneva, Switzerland - Website

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Dedicated to promoting equality, Dr. Naim has devoted 15 years to increase global access to scientific information. Together with the White House and the Department of State, Dr. Naim has launched scientific programs in vulnerable Middle Eastern and African communities. He has also partnered with USAID, The World Bank, and numerous foreign governments to design and implement projects that empower local communities, advance global health, and lay the foundation for socioeconomic equality. Most recently, he was the Director of Partnerships & Initiatives at Annual Reviews, a nonprofit research publisher where he worked to design and implement a sustainable model for transforming the organization’s journals to open access. In his academic career at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education he explores new mechanisms and business models to expand equitable global access to scientific information, and as an educator has designed curricula in information literacy and instructed a number of classes at the intersection of science, technology and public policy. As an advisor to TeachAids, he supports research and teaching efforts for both HIV and Concussion initiatives. He also serves as Executive Director at Network for Information and Digital Access (NIDA) to provide support to NGO focused on democratizing public access to information and services in partnership with thought leaders from many countries. Since November 2019, Kamran Naim is Head of Open Science for CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. He leads a portfolio of activities that aim to set the standards of the future open science ecosystem. Kamran holds a PhD from Stanford University on Cooperative Models to support open access publishing.

Bio
Dedicated to promoting equality, Dr. Naim has devoted 15 years to increase global access to scientific information. Together with the White House and the Department of State, Dr. Naim has launched scientific programs in vulnerable Middle Eastern and African communities. He has also partnered with USAID, The World Bank, and numerous foreign governments to design and implement projects that empower local communities, advance global health, and lay the foundation for socioeconomic equality. Most recently, he was the Director of Partnerships & Initiatives at Annual Reviews, a nonprofit research publisher where he worked to design and implement a sustainable model for transforming the organization’s journals to open access. In his academic career at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education he explores new mechanisms and business models to expand equitable global access to scientific information, and as an educator has designed curricula in information literacy and instructed a number of classes at the intersection of science, technology and public policy. As an advisor to TeachAids, he supports research and teaching efforts for both HIV and Concussion initiatives. He also serves as Executive Director at Network for Information and Digital Access (NIDA) to provide support to NGO focused on democratizing public access to information and services in partnership with thought leaders from many countries. Since November 2019, Kamran Naim is Head of Open Science for CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. He leads a portfolio of activities that aim to set the standards of the future open science ecosystem. Kamran holds a PhD from Stanford University on Cooperative Models to support open access publishing.

Mr. Dirk Pieper

Bielefeld University Library, Bielefeld, Germany - Website

DETAILS

Dirk Pieper is Deputy Director at Bielefeld University Library and responsible for projects and innovation. He is also a member of several national and international boards and initiatives like “Efficiency and Standards for Article Charges” (ESAC) and the “EBSCO European Academic Advisory Board”. From 2004-2014 he was the Head of Media Department at Bielefeld UL. He holds a degree in political science and economics from Universität Hamburg and has been involved in several Open Access projects.

Bio
Dirk Pieper is Deputy Director at Bielefeld University Library and responsible for projects and innovation. He is also a member of several national and international boards and initiatives like “Efficiency and Standards for Article Charges” (ESAC) and the “EBSCO European Academic Advisory Board”. From 2004-2014 he was the Head of Media Department at Bielefeld UL. He holds a degree in political science and economics from Universität Hamburg and has been involved in several Open Access projects.

Conference Organizers

Mr. Cédric Spinnler

MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

DETAILS

Dr. Franck Vazquez

MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

DETAILS

Franck Vazquez received his Ph.D. in Life and Health Sciences in 2004 from the University of Lille. He completed two post-docs in Basel, at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research and at the Botanical Institute of the University of Basel. From 2009 to 2013 Franck's research group was funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. During his research career, Franck has published a total of 30 papers, which have been cited more than 4000 times. He joined MDPI in January 2014 and served as the Chief Scientific Officer from February 2015 to April 2016, and as the Chief Executive Officer from May 2016 to April 2019. Franck is also a member of the Board of Directors of OASPA since September 2017.

Introduction

Franck Vazquez received his Ph.D. in Life and Health Sciences in 2004 from the University of Lille. He completed two post-docs in Basel, at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research and at the Botanical Institute of the University of Basel. From 2009 to 2013 Franck's research group was funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. During his research career, Franck has published a total of 30 papers, which have been cited more than 4000 times. He joined MDPI in January 2014 and served as the Chief Scientific Officer from February 2015 to April 2016, and as the Chief Executive Officer from May 2016 to April 2019. Franck is also a member of the Board of Directors of OASPA since September 2017.

Contact

[email protected]
MDPI, St. Alban-Anlage 66, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
+41 61 683 77 34

Call for Proposals

Call for Presentations
We are looking for speakers willing to present important initiatives or projects relevant to the global transition to open access. Proposals can contain updates on well-known initiatives, or new initiatives and frameworks. They may also cover research that provides a novel and alternative perspective on the transition to open access. Presentations may be keynotes (30-45min) or short presentations (10-15min). Presentation proposals should consist of up to 500 words.

Call for Panels
We seek proposals for interactive panels intended to generate lively discussions. We are primarily looking for panels directly relevant to learned societies, but also for panels discussing topics relevant to the global transition to Open Access.
Panels will be composed of 4–8 panelists and last between 45 minutes to 1.5 hours.
Panel proposals should consist of up to 500 words, excluding names, affiliations, and email addresses of panelists who have already agreed to participate.

Call for Posters
We welcome poster presentations on research, viewpoints, analysis, and initiatives relevant to the audience and topic. Poster proposals should consist of up to 500 words.

Submissions must be submitted in English to [email protected] before 31 May 2020.

You can download the full call for proposals here.

Detailed Program

The program is currently being assembled and will be available soon.
If you are interested to contribute, please check the call for proposals here.

Registration

The registration fee includes attendance of all sessions, morning/afternoon coffee breaks, lunch and a light apero.
Dinner is not included and is left at the convenience of attendees.

Invited Guests are free, but need to register. Places are limited, and we are unable to accommodate unregistered guests, once we reach the limit imposed by the conference venue.

For onsite registration, please contact the Conference Secretariat.

Early Regular
Academics and Learned Societies 300.00 CHF 400.00 CHF
Students 150.00 CHF 200.00 CHF
Others, incl. Commercial and Not-for-Profit Publishers 500.00 CHF 600.00 CHF
Early price valid until: 31/05/2020  

Cancellation policy

Participation in the conference is considered final only once the registration fees have been paid. The number of participants is limited, once the number of paid registrations reaches the maximum number of participants, unpaid registrations will be canceled.

Cancellation of paid registration is possible under the terms listed below:
> 2 weeks before the conference Refund 50% of the applying fees
< 2 weeks before the conference No refund

Disclaimer
In the unlikely event that MDPI shall deem it necessary to cancel the conference, all pre-paid registration fees will be reimbursed. MDPI shall not be liable for reimbursing the cost of travel or accommodation arrangements made by individual delegates.

Photographs and/or video will be taken during the conference
By taking part in this event you grant the event organizers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the conference’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications.

Payment methods

Wire transfer, Credit card


Venue

Skulpturhalle Basel
Mittlere Strasse 17
4056 Basel
Switzerland


The conference will be held at the Skulpturhalle (Sculpture hall) Basel
. It is a museum in Basel, Switzerland, featuring cast replicas of antique sculpture. With around 2,000 casts it is the largest collection of its kind in the country, having tripled in size between 1985 and 2010. Since 1961 the collection has been managed by the Antikenmuseum Basel.

The collection was started in 1830. From 1849 it was located in the newly opened Museum on Augustinergasse (now the location of the Natural History Museum and the Museum of Cultures). In 1887 it moved into the Basel Kunsthalle, where a new wing known as the "Skulpturenhalle" had been built especially for it. The casts had to be warehoused in 1927 when the national art collection was temporarily moved into the Kunsthalle, creating a need for more space. In 1940 the cast collection found a provisional home in a disused factory, four years after plans for a new building had failed to pass a referendum; the new building finally materialized in 1963.

When original works are split into pieces across various museums, the casts allow all the parts to be brought back together so that complete reconstructions of antique sculptures can be made. The unique "Parthenon Project" assembles casts of every surviving sculptural remnant from the Parthenon Temple in Athens, and exhibits them so as to demonstrate their original arrangements. Also in the exhibition is an array of architectural models on a scale of 1:20.

The Basel Autumn Fair (Basler Herbstmesse)

The Basel Autumn Fair (Basler Herbstmesse) is Switzerland's biggest and oldest funfair. Dating back over 540 years, it is part of the city's living cultural heritage and it draws about a million people from Switzerland and elsewhere to Basel. This huge fair is spread over seven of the city’s plazas and also in the trade fair center, giving the impression that it stretches over the entire city center.

It will start on Saturday 24 October 2020, when it will be rung in punctually at midday by the Fair Bell of St Martin's church, and it ends on Sunday 8 November 2020. The big shopkeepers' and experiences market on the Petersplatz always goes on for two days longer, so until Tuesday 10 November 2020.


The nearest plaza/fairground of our conference venue is the Petersplatz with its "Hääfelimäärt" and by walk, it is only a few minutes away, so very close. It already starts on the way to the Petersplatz and continues on towards Petersgraben.

Code of Conduct

Purpose

This conference is part of a community-driven series of events. To enhance collaboration, creativity, innovation, and exchange of ideas, and maintain a welcoming, respectful, safe, professional and inspiring environment, this event is governed by a Code of Conduct (CoC) that all participants (i.e., attendees, speakers, chairpersons, moderators, employees, volunteers, sponsors, exhibitors) must adopt.


Expectations

This CoC outlines our expectations for participants, both online (e.g., on social media) and at in-person events. We expect all participants:
-to actively engage in creating a friendly and safe environment for all,
-to express their views in the context of the rights of all other participants to hold and express different views,
-to be kind and considerate, and, to respect personal space and boundaries for personal interactions.
-to be mindful of other participants,
-to behave appropriately, and to refrain from displaying any demeaning, harassing, aggressive, offensive or intimidating materials or behavior,
-to dress and behave professionally,
-to respect others’ properties, including private and communal property.
-to follow regulations and laws applicable at the venue.


Inappropriate behavior — harassment, aggression, and intimidation

Harassment, aggression, offensive language and intimidation are inappropriate and unacceptable. These behaviors can be related to, but not limited to: race, color, creed, gender (including pregnancy, perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity, religion (including religious dress and grooming), marital status, domestic partner status, genetic information, age, national origin or ancestry, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any other appearance or physical characteristics.
Inappropriate behavior can take many forms such as offensive comments, verbal threats or demands, jokes, derogatory statements, intimidation, obscene language, offensive clothing, leering, stalking, staring, gestures, pictures, drawings, cartoons, violating personal space by impeding or blocking another person's movement or otherwise physically interfering with them, harassing photography or recordings, unwanted or offensive letters or poems, offensive email or voicemail messages, or social media postings.


Consequences of inappropriate behavior

Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. Participants asked to stop inappropriate behavior are expected to comply immediately. Non-complying participants may be expelled from the conference without a refund, and/or might be banned from future events in case of repeated or severe breaches of this CoC.


What to do about inappropriate behavior?

If you witness or are subjected to inappropriate behavior or have any other concerns, please notify Dr. Franck Vazquez ([email protected]) or Dr. Sara Martinez ([email protected]).

If you have questions regarding this Code of Conduct or its implementation, please contact us.

We look forward to an outstanding meeting!

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