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Call for Papers

Instructions for authors

"Global Access to Science"

The Program Committee invites proposals for papers and posters for the 2007 Annual IATUL Conference, which will be held in Stockholm from 11-14 June.

Science publishing is rapidly changing due to the introduction of advanced electronic media which give new dimensions to the world-wide access to scientific results. How research is undertaken, is also changing, with the rapid development of newly established areas such as E-science. The scholarly communication of the future will be heavily influenced by the initiatives taken by universities and information providers of today. Scholars all over the world are engaged in this process and traditional peer-reviewed publishing is being transformed in the light of different forms of Open Access. National programs are being set up to support initiatives and actions to find ways of facilitating free online access to government funded research.

The conference will discuss Global Access to Science - Scientific Publishing for the Future. The theme is subdivided into five topics. Please find examples of the subjects we expect your contributions to cover:

  1. The emergence/development of new tools and services for employing and managing the ever increasing Sci Tech Information (Semantic web, E-science, Data-/Textmining)
  2. Public access to publicly-funded research (National Programmes for Open Access, Place of Repositories in the New Sci Tech Information Infrastructure, Long Term Access and Digital Archives)
  3. (The need for) New metrics for assessing the importance/impact of research findings/results/publications
  4. The Economics of Scholarly Journals in the new Journal Environment. (New Open Access models; Hybrid Journals; Impact on Big Deal Pricing; Handling of Publication Charges; Experiences of Open Access/Hybrid Journal Publishers; Investigation of Author Preferences).
  5. Bridging the gap in dissemination of and access to information (initiatives to overcome obstacles in promoting and disseminating Sci Tech Information from outside Europe and North America, initiatives to promote free access to Sci Tech Information for the developing world)

Important Dates

  • February 15, 2007 Abstracts of papers and posters due to Program Committee.
  • March 1, 2007 Notification of acceptance.
  • April 25, 2007 Completed papers due to Program Committee.

Contributed Papers

Papers may report the results of completed research, describe research in progress, or present a position on an issue related to the conference themes. Paper proposals should consist of the following:

  • Title;
  • Main topic/key term;
  • Author name;
  • Affiliation;
  • Contacts (including e-mail and/or web address).
  • Abstract that should be about 300 words

Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of these abstracts.

The deadline for submission is February 15, 2007; authors will be notified of acceptance in March 2007.

Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the conference and will be given 20 minutes to present their papers within a 30-minute time slot. Papers will be published on the IATUL web site and in the IATUL Conference Proceedings on CD-ROM.

The deadline for submission of completed papers is April 25, 2007.

Poster Sessions

Poster sessions are informal presentations featuring successful solutions to problems and innovative library-based projects with important lessons for the academic and research library community. Posters may use graphics, tables, or charts, but must not exceed the space of 1200x840 mm. Lap top computers and visual display devices may be used if the presenter provides them. These interactive sessions will be scheduled in a single time block during which the presenter should be prepared to repeat the presentation several times. Each presentation should last about ten minutes including time for questions from the audience. Abstracts of poster sessions may be published on the IATUL web site. Authors should submit a Proposal for Papers or Poster, including an abstract not exceeding an A4 page. Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of these abstracts.

The deadline for submission is February 15, 2007 ; authors will be notified of acceptance in March 2007.

Contact person: Anna-Karin Forsberg

Selection Criteria

The Program Committee will evaluate the content of abstracts for relevance to the conference themes, clarity, originality, and timeliness.

Author registration of paper/poster

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