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1st Basel Sustainable Publishing Forum - Dialog with Learned Societies: Sustainable Solutions for Successful Transition to Open Access

09/09/2019 , University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Publishing, Open Access, Sustainability
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Welcome from the Chairs

-Monday 9 September 2019 - DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: 26 AUGUST 2019

-ZLF (Zentrum für Lehre und Forschung), University Hospital of Basel, Hebelstrasse 20, 4056 Basel, Switzerland


Welcome Message

Plan S is an initiative for Open Access publishing that was launched in September 2018. The plan is supported by an international consortium of research funders, named cOAlition S. Plan S requires that, as of 2021, all scientific publications resulting from public funding is published in compliant Open Access journals or platforms. While the principles and implementation guidelines have been clearly stated and updated recently, many concerns were raised, especially concerning the stability of the evaluation system and the stability of the research ecosystem.

At the center of these concerns are learned societies which often strongly rely on publishing revenues to ensure the viability of all the activities done for their scientific communities. This dialog day aims to bring together representatives of learned societies to hear from them and understand the challenges that they are facing to transition/flip their journals to Open Access.

Four keynote presentations will take place:
A representative of cOAlition S will present the details of Plan S, guidelines and timeline for implementation.
Alicia Wise will present potential strategies and business models through which learned societies can transition to an open access landscape and adapt to Plan S. These recommendations arise from the consultancy done by Information Power, and commissioned by Wellcome, in partnership with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP).
Jan Erik Frantsvåg will present a detailed overview and perspective on the current status of the open access landscape.
Saskia de Vries will present the principles of fair open access, in the context of Plan S and their relevance to societies.

We will also hold open discussions - under the principles outlined in our code of conduct - with a broad range of stakeholders, including funders, policy-makers, learned societies, publishers and publishing platforms.
This will be a unique opportunity to work together towards identifying sustainable and scalable solutions for successful open access transition.

The University of Basel and the MDPI Sustainability Foundation look forward to welcoming you in Basel!

Program Committee

Conference Chairs

Co-Chair
Professor Dr. Ed Constable
Department of Chemistry,
Former Vice-Rector for Research,
University of Basel,

Basel, Switzerland

Co-Chair
Professor Dr. Max Bergman
Social Research and Methodology
Group (SRaM), University of Basel

Basel, Switzerland

Moderator
Silke Bellanger
University Library,
University of Basel
Basel, Switzerland

Advisory Program Committee

Saskia C. J. de Vries
Sampan - academia and publishing
Leiden, The Netherlands

Professor Dr. Johan E.C.V. Rooryck
Centre for Linguistics, Leiden University
Leiden, The Netherlands

Conference Organizer

Dr. Franck Vazquez
MDPI AG, on behalf of the MDPI Sustainability Foundation
Basel, Switzerland

Welcome Address

Professor Dr. Antonio Loprieno
Faculty of Business and Economics,
Former Rector of the University of Basel,
President of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences,
President of the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, ALLEA (All European Academies)

Speakers

Alicia Wise
Information Power
Winchester, United Kingdom

Jan Erik Frantsvåg
UiT, The Arctic University of Norway
Tromsø, Norway

David Spichiger
Swiss Chemical Society
Bern, Switzerland

Anke Berger
Swiss TPH
Basel, Switzerland

Kai Sassenberg
Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien
Tuebingen, Germany

Bart van Tiggelen
European Physics Letter Association
Grenoble, France

Michael Markie
F1000
London, United Kingdom

Martin Rasmussen
Copernicus GmbH
Göttingen, Germany

Martyn Rittman
MDPI AG
Basel, Switzerland

Mirjam Curno
Frontiers
Lausanne, Switzerland

Kathryn Sharples
John Wiley and Sons
Oxford, United Kingdom

Brian Hole
Ubiquity Press
Berkeley (CA), USA

Detailed Program

Monday 9 September 2019, 08:30 - 12:45 / 14:15 - 17:30


The conference language is English.

08:30 – 09:00

Check-in

09:00 – 09:05

Welcome address - The Co-Chairs

09:05 – 09:15

Welcome address - Antonio Loprieno

Session 1: Plan S and its challenges for Learned Societies

Moderator: Silke Bellanger

09:15 – 10:00

Plan S and Implementation Guidelines

TBA

10:00 – 10:45

Society Publishers Accelerating Open Access via Transformative Agreements

Alicia Wise
Information Power
Winchester, United Kingdom

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 11:30

Presentation of the Swiss Chemical Society

David Spichiger
Swiss Chemical Society
Bern, Switzerland

11:30 – 11:45

The International Journal of Public Health (IJPH), the Journal of SSPH+

Anke Berger
Swiss TPH
Basel, Switzerland

11:45 – 12:00

Plan S and Open Access - Perspective of the European Association of Social Psychology

Kai Sassenberg
Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien
Tuebingen, Germany

12:00 – 12:15

Scientific Editing, Open Access and Assessment

Bart van Tiggelen
European Physics Letter Association
Grenoble, France

12:15 – 12:45

Panel Discussion

12:45 – 14:15

Lunch Break

Session 2: Open Access Models, Sustainability and Scalability

Session Chair: TBA

14:15 – 15:00

Overview of the OA Landscape

Jan Erik Frantsvåg
UiT, The Arctic University of Norway
Tromsø, Norway

15:00 – 15:30

Flipping Journals to Fair Open Access and Its Role in Plan S

Saskia de Vries
Sampan - academia and publishing
Leiden, The Netherlands

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 16:10

The F1000 Model for Open Access

Michael Markie
F1000
London, United Kingdom

16:10 – 16:20

Win-win situation: how Geoscientists generate good income for societies while providing openness and transparency to the community

Martin Rasmussen
Copernicus GmbH
Göttingen, Germany

16:20 – 16:30

MDPI's Collaboration with Societies

Martyn Rittman
MDPI AG
Basel, Switzerland

16:30 – 16:40

Partnerships and technology to power the transition to Open Access

Mirjam Curno
Frontiers
Lausanne, Switzerland

16:40 – 16:50

Supporting Greater Openness

Kathryn Sharples
John Wiley and Sons
Oxford, United Kingdom

16:50 – 17:00

Open Access with Open Infrastructure

Brian Hole
Ubiquity Press
Berkeley (CA), USA

17:00 – 17:30

Panel Discussion

17:30 –

Apéro

Conference Secretariat

Franck Vazquez
E-Mail: [email protected]

Cédric Spinnler
E-Mail: [email protected]

Géraldine Leuenberger

E-Mail: [email protected]

Karen Gisler

E-Mail: [email protected]




Contact

MDPI Sustainability Foundation
Basel Sustainable Publishing Forum
St. Alban-Anlage 66
4052 Basel, Switzerland
www.wsforum.org

E-Mail: [email protected]

Phone: +41 61 683 77 34

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Venue

ZLF (Zentrum für Lehre und Forschung)

The conference will be held at the ZLF (Zentrum für Lehre und Forschung), University Hospital of Basel, Hebelstrasse 20, 4056 Basel, Switzerland


About the University of Basel

The University of Basel has an international reputation of outstanding achievements in research and teaching. Founded in 1460, the University of Basel is the oldest university in Switzerland and has a history of success going back over 550 years.

As a comprehensive university offering a wide range of high-quality educational opportunities, the University of Basel attracts students from Switzerland and the entire world, offering them outstanding studying conditions as they work towards their bachelor’s, master’s or PhD degrees. Today, the University of Basel has around 13,000 students from over a hundred nations, including 2,700 PhD students.

The University of Basel has seven faculties covering a wide spectrum of academic disciplines. At the same time, the university has positioned itself amidst the international competition in the form of five strategic focal areas: Life Sciences, Visual Studies, Nanosciences, Sustainability and Energy Research and European and Global Studies. In international rankings, the University of Basel has regularly placed among the 100 top universities in the world thanks to its research achievements.

The University of Basel has deep roots in the economically powerful and culturally rich Basel region. The university also works closely with domestic and international partners to make relevant contributions to the advancement of the sciences and society. This also means that the University of Basel pays particular attention to aspects of sustainability, equal opportunity and knowledge transfer.

WLAN Access

1. Be sure you are in one of the covered areas
2. Open your laptop and connect to the WLAN unibas-visitor
3. Start your browser
4. You will be routed automatically to our welcome page
5. Press "Proceed here" and register your mobile telephone number
6. You will receive an access code via SMS free of charge
7. Enter your access code on the welcome page
8. Press "Enter the Internet" and you will be immediately online

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.

Regular
Academics and Learned Societies 150.00 CHF
Students 75.00 CHF
Others, incl. Commercial and Not-for-Profit Publishers 200.00 CHF

Cancellation policy

Participation to 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 cancelled.

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 organisers 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


Conference Sponsors

Organizers


Gold sponsors


Silver sponsors

Sponsoring Opportunities

For questions regarding sponsoring opportunities, please contact the secretariat or [email protected].

Conference Poster

Conference Flyer

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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. Lucia Russo ([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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Save the Date

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The language of the conference is English.

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