Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP)
The conference will address the interests of Open Access (OA) journal and book publishers globally in all scientific, technical and scholarly disciplines.
UNESCO’s work on Open Access during 2012-2019 focuses on: (i) Provision of upstream policy advice and building partnerships; (ii) Strengthening capacities to adopt OA; (iii) Serve as a clearing-house and informing the global OA debate.
The conference will discuss various issues on exchanging information, setting standards, advancing models, advocacy, education, and the promotion of innovation in the area of Open Access.
An international session will be specifically organized to discuss and address the concerns of OA publishers in the developing countries.