Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to the 5th PUBMET2018 Conference on scholarly publishing in the context of Open Sciencewhich will be held on 20-21 September 2018 at the University of Zadar, Zadar, Croatia, and is organized by the University of Zadar, the University of Zagreb and the Ruđer Bošković Institute, under the auspices of the Ministry of Science and Education and OpenAIRE Advance. This conference provides a platform for researchers, editors, publishers, librarians, repository managers, and policymakers to discuss recent trends in scholarly publishing and metrics, and timely topics related to Open Science.

Please check our website at http://pubmet.unizd.hr to find more information about speakers, workshops, social events and other information. The special session on Friday – SPARC Europe session – will focus on how to manage copyright, moral and exploitation rights, and Creative Commons to work optimally for a range of stakeholders in the scholarly communication.

There is still some time to submit an abstract for PUBMET2018 and you can also register using the REGISTER link. We have special discounts for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students. We also organize sightseeing of beautiful Zadar, as well as an optional boat trip on the Zrmanja River.

As the hosting city of Zadar is indeed the pearl of Dalmatia and Adriatic sea, with a wealth of cultural, historical, but also modern attractions. Zadar is a city monument, surrounded by a treasury of the archaeological and monumental riches of ancient and medieval times, and many contemporary architectural achievements such as the first sea organs in the world.

After visiting the conference website, please address any questions regarding registration, accommodation and on-line submission to the organizers (pubmet@unizd.hr).

We’re looking forward to seeing you in Zadar!

Sincerely yours

On behalf of the Organizing  and Programme Committee

Jadranka Stojanovski