Opening collaboration for scholarly communication: take part in the OPERAS conference

Conference of the infrastructure integrated by UC takes place between 24 and 26 April 2024

13 september, 2023≈ 4 min read

"Opening collaboration for community-driven scholarly communication" is the theme of the next OPERAS conference, which will take place between 24 and 26 April 2024 in Zadar, Croatia. The conference has an open call for proposals for presentations, posters and workshops until 25 September.

The theme of the conference follows the conclusion of the European Council, published in May this year and welcomed by the OPERAS infrastructure, which called for transparent, fair and open access to academic publications, understanding scholarly knowledge as a public good. The Council's conclusion fits OPERAS objective to make Open Science a reality for the Social Sciences and Humanities. Publicly funded research and its results must be immediately and openly available without barriers such as payment or subscription fees. This is essential to advance knowledge, foster innovation and solve social problems.

The OPERAS community is convinced that this can only be achieved through collaboration, fostering openness for scholarly communication orientated towards the community.

This conference is organised by the OPERAS-PLUS project to support the development of the OPERAS Research Infrastructure, supporting open scholarly communication for the Social Sciences and Humanities in the European Research Area and to open up collaboration and facilitate exchange.

The conference aims to be a discussion centre where different stakeholders, such as researchers, decision-makers, publishers, librarians and institutional service providers, can share and compare their views on the current scholarly communication system and their vision for a sustainable future. The OPERAS conference will address issues relevant to the field of Social Sciences and Humanities in the Open Science paradigm, involving equitable publishing, multilingualism, bibliodiversity and other related topics.

The aim is to discuss transparent and equitable publishing in a broad context. Presentations, workshops and posters centred on the following issues are welcome:

  • Open collaboration for scholar-led publishing
  • Open Science policies and strategies
  • Sustaining the open scholarly communication infrastructure
  • Open Access usage data and metadata: exchange, aggregation, curation
  • Publication and data: citation, visualisation, licences
  • Scholarly communication support and services for citizen science
  • Multilingualism and collaboration
  • Equitable publishing models
  • Engagement and collaboration within research communities
  • Research assessment and peer review
  • Innovative services, tools and technologies supporting Open Science and emerging trends in Open Science and publishing

Abstracts should be submitted for 15-minute presentations, 90-minute workshops and poster presentations. Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words. A brief biographical note and a photograph should also be sent (if accepted, this will be published on the conference website).


All presentations must be uploaded to the EasyChair conference tool. Before submitting, you must register with EasyChair or use your credentials if you already have them from previous conferences.


Accepted papers must be presented at the conference venue in Zadar, either as:

  • a presentation of up to 15 min,
  • workshop, up to 90 minutes,
  • poster presentation.

All types of presentations are made in English. The OPERAS Conference will publish all accepted abstracts, presentation slides and posters in PDF format on the Zenodo platform, under the CC-BY-4.0 licence.

Important dates

Deadline for abstract submission: 25 September 2023

Notification of abstract acceptance: 10 November 2023

Deadline for submission of revised abstracts: 1 December 2023

| Learn more |

Check out the full call on the OPERAS website