are aware that for many people the uncertainty of travel severely
restricts their ability to commit to physically attending the 2nd Basel
Sustainable Publishing Forum. We have constantly analyzed the whole
situation during lockdown whilst still preparing the conference in the
background. If you have followed the updates on the website, you
probably saw that we did not want to commit to a certain format early
Nevertheless, we have now come to a
decision and we would like to inform you that we will be holding the
forum in an online-only meeting. The event will be broadcasted live
using the platform Zoom and registered persons will be able to
This means that interested parties can
now submit their proposals for a virtual contribution, so there is no
longer any need to worry about whether or not you can travel to Basel
at the end of October and attend the conference. So please do not hesitate to send us your ideas!
We have decided to further extend the abstract submission deadline to
13 September 2020 and we look forward to you submitting your ideas and
contributing to our virtual event. We already appreciate your
You can now register for the conference and of course, we would be
pleased if you could join the 2nd Basel Sustainable Publishing Forum!
Until then, we can offer you some of the conference topics via Webinars!
In the weeks and months preceding the conference, selected speakers
will discuss various aspects on Open-Access publishing. The first
webinar in the series was already held on 2 July 2020. It touched upon
topics such as Plan S and Price Transparency and consisted of talks
from different publishers. The webinar website and the full recording
can be found here
The next webinar will be announced soon. If you are interested in
contributing or participating (free of charge), please do not hesitate
to contact us. We would be pleased if you could join us!
In the interest of inclusive global
participation and in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath,
MDPI has generously agreed to drop the registration fees for all
virtual academics, members of partnering societies and students for the
2nd Basel Sustainable Publishing Forum. However, registration for the
event is mandatory.