In recent years, the rapidly evolving world of scholarly communication has been subjected to several divisive issues, but none as hotly debated as the transition to Open Access publishing. The International Political Science Association (IPSA) as a scholarly association publishing multiple journals is directly affected by this radical transformation of the classic subscription-based publication model and consequently would like to take part in the discussions on the future of scholarly publishing and the inevitable advent of Open Access. Aiming to contribute toward finding an optimal and sustainable solution, IPSA, in partnership with Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Concordia University and the American Political Science Association (APSA), will host a two-day conference covering various topics surrounding the transition of scholarly publications to the Open Access format.
This two-day hybrid conference will take place 13-14 September 2022, onsite in Montreal, Canada, as well as virtually. The program will consist of multiple panels and several roundtable discussions led by global experts in the field of Open Access publications. The entire program will be streamed live through an online event platform for the virtual attendees. The topics covered will include Open Access Publishing Models; Open Access Book Publishing; Impact of Open Access Publishing for Research Funding in Social Sciences; Peer-Review in the Context of Open Access; Regional Perspective and Expertise in Open Access Publishing; and Sustainability of the Open Access Model. The Call for Proposals will open on 10 March 2022. An outcome report including the summary of the proceedings and recommendations will be published following the conference.
- Open Access Publishing Models
- Open Access Book Publishing
- Impact of Open Access Publishing for Research Funding in Social Sciences
- Regional perspective and expertise in Open Access Publishing
- Sustainability of the Open Access Model
- Peer-review in the Context of Open Access
- Experiences/Successes in OA
- Open Access Publishing in Political Science
- Open Access and Databases
- Policy-making and Open Access Publishing
Dr. Emilia Palonen
Founder of politiikasta.fi (online magazine of the Finnish Political Science Association); Former Board Member and chair of Finnish Association for Scholarly Publishing
Prof. Daniel Stockemer
Editor of the International Political Science Review (IPSR)
Prof. Stephen Sawyer
Associate Editor of the International Political Science Abstracts
Confirmed Guest Speakers
Prof. Geoffrey Boulton
Regius Professor and ex-Vice Principal of the University of Edinburgh, and Chair of the International Science Council (ISC) Project on the Future of Scientific Publishing
Dr. Susan Appe
Co-editor-in-chief, Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations
Mr. Jon Gurstelle
Publishing Director, American Political Science Association (APSA)
Ms. Claire Redhead
Executive Director, Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA)
Ms. Julieta Mortati
Production Manager, Latin American Research Commons (LARC)
For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, September 13 | 13:00 – 19:00 EDT (Time zones)
Concordia University – Hall Building (1455, De Maisonneuve West)
Room H-1220 (12th floor)
|11:00 - 13:00||Registration|
13:00 - 13:15
Words of Welcome
Prof. Graham Carr
Prof. Dianne Pinderhughes
Dr. Kim Fontaine-Skronski
13:15 - 14:00
Prof. Geoffrey Boulton
14:00 - 15:30
Panel 1 - Open Access Publishing Models’ Challenges and Equality
Panel 2 - Open Access Book Infrastructures
|15:30 - 15:45||
15:45 - 17:00
Roundtable Discussion 1
Scholarly Societies' Transition to Open Access
|17:15 - 19:00||Opening Reception|
Wednesday, September 14 | 09:00 – 17:00 EDT (Time zones)
|08:00 - 09:00||Registration|
09:00 - 10:30
Panel 3 - National Expertise in Open Access Publishing
Panel 4 - Development and Sustainability of the Open Access Model
|10:30 - 10:45||
|11:00 - 12:15||
Roundtable Discussion 2
Publishers' Perspective on the Future of Open Access
12:15 - 13:15
13:15 - 14:45
Panel 5 - Fair Open Access Publishing in Political Science
|14:45 - 15:00||
|15:00 - 16:15||
Roundtable Discussion 3
|16:15 - 17:00||
Dr. Guylaine Beaudry
The Call for Proposals for the IPSA Conference on Open Access Publishing is now closed. The deadline to submit a proposal was 19 April 2022.
|10 March 2022||Call for Proposals Opens|
|19 April 2022||Deadline to Submit a Proposal; Review by the Selection Committee|
|30 May - June 10 2022||Acceptance or Rejection Notifications (sent by email to the individual who submitted the proposal)|
|10 August 2022||Deadline to Register for the Conference|
|1 September 2022||
Deadline to Submit Paper or Presentation
Guidelines for Full Papers
Main authors of accepted proposals should submit the complete paper in PDF format by 1 September 2022.
- A written paper, in English, no more than 25 pages, single-spaced on letter-sized pages (8.5” x 11”) or A4.
- Authors are free to choose the citation style of their paper.
- Papers should be submitted in PDF format only.
Please send your paper to email@example.com. The subject of the email should be “Open Access Conference - Paper Title – Author Name”.
Please note that IPSA and APSA members will benefit from a reduced registration fee to attend the conference. Students can register FREE OF CHARGE.
|IPSA/APSA Member* Registration Fees|
|Regular||$50 USD||$25 USD|
|Global South||$25 USD||$15 USD|
|Non-Member Registration Fees|
|Regular||$65 USD||$35 USD|
|Global South||$35 USD||$20 USD|
*Only 2022 IPSA or APSA members will receive this benefit. To become an IPSA member or renew your membership, please visit our membership page.
**Students need to provide proof of age (35 years old and under) and a copy of their student card to benefit from the Student registration category.
For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Invitation to partner with IPSA on the Open Access Publishing Conference
The Open Access Publishing: A New Era in Scholarly Communication Conference is an opportunity to network with prominent scholars, publishing houses, international associations, NGOs, and students worldwide. Promote your institution or organization, support your brand and maintain a high profile among delegates. The entire program will be streamed live through an online event platform for the virtual attendees and will allow you to reach a wider audience worldwide.
The following opportunities exist for sponsorship and advertising. For more information, please consult the Sponsorship & Advertising Kit (button below) or contact Haluk Dag at email@example.com.
Summary of Products (all prices are in USD)
|Gold Sponsorship Package||$5,000|
|Silver Sponsorship Package||$3,000|
|Bronze Sponsorship Package||$2,000|
|Contribution to Travel Grants||$1,000|
|Conference Keynote Session||$500|
|Customized e-mail to conference delegates and IPSA members||$1,000|
|Banner on the IPSA website for 30 days||$750|
|Video ads||$300 or $200|
|IPSA Newsletter Banner Advertisement (per month)||$250|