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Electronic Publishing Annual Conference 2019
June 2 - June 4
In 2019, the Electronic Publishing conference will expand your horizons and perceptions! Taking as an inspirational starting point the concept of bibliodiversity, a term coined by Chilean publishers in the 1990s, the forum will revisit its definition and explore what it means today. Being organised five years after the adoption of the International Declaration of Independent Publishers to Promote and Strengthen Bibliodiversity Together, supported in 2014 by 400 publishers from 45 countries, the conference aims to bring together the enquiring academic, professional and publishing industry minds keen to explore the ever evolving nature of the knowledge transmission within human societies.
According to the International Declaration of Independent Publishers:Bibliodiversity is cultural diversity applied to the world of books. Echoing biodiversity, it refers to the critical diversity of products (books, scripts, eBooks, apps and oral literature) made available to readers. Bibliodiversity is a complex self-sustaining system of storytelling, writing, publishing and other kinds of production of oral and written literature. The writers and producers are comparable to the inhabitants of an ecosystem. Bibliodiversity contributes to a thriving life of culture and a healthy eco-social system.
The field of academic publishing at large, encompassing all forms of scholarly communication, can be considered as a comprehensive intellectual eco-system where the relevance of the concept can be assessed at many interconnected levels. Bibliodiversity can be considered in relation to the diversity of disciplines, stakeholders, languages, academic cultures and policies, but also content, formats, data and metadata standards, platforms and tools. For a full understanding of the publishing ecosystem, it is essential to gain a better understanding of the incentives that drive it to stronger bibliodiversity or, on the contrary to global uniformization.
Bibliodiversity also plays an important role in the interaction between science and society, particularly when considering innovation and education, and more generally the social impact of research.
Therefore the conference invites submissions which address any aspect of bibliodiversity in the academic publishing system, including but not restricted to the list below:
Call for papers posted: October 26, 2018
Submission site open: November 10, 2018
Submission deadline for extended abstracts: January 10, 2019
Author decision notification: February 7, 2019
Submission of full paper for final review: March 16, 2019
Return of final review: April 6, 2019
Submission of final papers: May 15, 2019
Proceedings uploaded: June 1, 2019