ELPUB 2018 registration is open!

International Conference on Electronic Publishing (ELPUB 2018)

Connecting the Knowledge Commons: From Projects to Sustainable Infrastructure

June 22-24, 2018  |  University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada


The theme for ELPUB 2018 is Connecting the Knowledge Commons: From Projects to Sustainable Infrastructure. The question of sustainability in the open access movement has been widely debated, but satisfactory answers and long term solutions have yet to be generated.

Market-driven versions of open access and open science are growing in prevalence, as well as a growing dependence on commercial publishers for the infrastructures needed to openly and democratically create and communicate knowledge.

This year’s theme challenges us to collaborate on the design and implementation of a sustainable community-driven research communication infrastructure that is also inclusive of diverse forms of knowledge making and sharing.

If you are interested in learning about the latest innovations in electronic publishing, want to contribute towards concrete actions for open scholarly collaboration, or simply care about sustainability of open infrastructures, then you should participate!


Early-bird registration rates are available now until April 30, 2018, with varying rates for students and developing countries, and also dependent on attendance at the full conference or partial days. Register here now: http://epress.utsc.utoronto.ca/elpub2018/registration/


We are pleased to share two of the ELPUB Keynotes this year will be Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, a leader in the digital humanities and media studies, and Dr. Aled Edwards, a proponent of open science for drug discovery. Preliminary programme information is available on our website, and we will continue to update the programme as submitted papers are being reviewed and finalized: http://epress.utsc.utoronto.ca/elpub2018/programme/


ELPUB 2018 marks the 22nd edition of the International Conference in ELectronic PUBlishing and the 10th anniversary of the meeting being held in Toronto. ELPUB has featured research results in various aspects of digital publishing for over two decades, involving a diverse international community of librarians, developers, publishers, entrepreneurs, administrators and researchers across the disciplines in the sciences and the humanities. It is unique as a platform for both researchers, professionals and the broader community.

/insänt av Peter Linde, Blekinge Tekniska Högskola Biblioteket, peter.linde[at]bth.se