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OASPA 2023 conference to focus on equitable and inclusive open scholarship practices -

The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) has announced its annual conference for 2023, which will once again be held online to ensure the participation of as many individuals as possible. The conference will bring together experts from the open access community to discuss new developments and innovations in scholarly publishing, with a focus on promoting equitable and inclusive open scholarship practices.

This year, for the first time, OASPA is opening up one session to the wider community and inviting proposals for panels that address how to progress equitable and inclusive open scholarship practices. Proposals must be submitted by April 12, 2023, and should explore a key topic in open scholarship in depth with 3-4 panelists and a chairperson.

Proposals may be practical, explorative, or consider the wider future context of equitable open scholarship. The proposed panels should be diverse in terms of ethnicity and gender, and speakers should include members of any communities under discussion. Honorarium support is available, and registration costs for any panelists involved in successful proposals will be waived.

The usual call for lightning talk poster proposals will follow in the coming months. These are short talks showcasing new projects, ideas or initiatives accompanied by a poster. OASPA particularly welcomes submissions from beyond North America and Europe, and encourages individuals to share the call widely within their networks.

The OASPA conference is curated by the Conference Committee, and the deadline for proposal submissions is April 12, 2023. Successful proposers will be expected to organize their panel with some support if needed from the Program Committee. The conference promises to address many timely and fundamental topics relating to open scholarly communication, bringing together the open access community to unite in the shared goal of enabling research around the world to be openly accessible in line with OASPA's mission.

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