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BOAC 2012 - Fifth Belgrade International Open Access Conference 2012



VenueBelgrade, Serbia Serbia



Topics/Call fo Papers

Conference focus:
Journals from developing and transition countries striving for international excellence and recognition.
Topics of interest:
- strategic issues of journals publishing in developing and transition countries
- ethical dimension of publishing
- local and regional journals evaluation
- technologies to support high-quality journal publishing
- open access in developing and transition countries
Major invited speaker:
Stevan Harnad, Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Science at Université du Québec à Montréal and Professor in Electronics and Computer Science at Southampton University, UK.
Satellite programmes:
Workshops/tutorials on international databases admission criteria and CrossRef/Check/Mark (to be confirmed)
Submission procedure and dates:
All submission and reviewing operations will be handled through OCS-based electronic submission system.
for abstracts: February 1, 2012
for full papers: March 10, 2012
for short/poster papers: March 30, 2012
A two-stage submission procedure will be followed. As a first step, you are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 500 words. All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Relevance for the conference topics will be used as the main admission criterion. A clear explanation of relevancy, context, questions to be addressed, methodology, and main findings is requested. Bibliographic references have to be appended. It has to be indicated whether the intended presentation is for full six-page paper or short/poster, two-page paper.
Authors of accepted abstracts will receive an invitation to submit papers. Invitation will be accompanied by reviewers’ remarks and suggestions. Papers are required to demonstrate originality. Full papers should be between 3000-5000 words. Authors of accepted full papers will be invited to present their work at the 5BOAC. Each presentation will last 20 minutes and be followed by 10 minutes of questions and/or discussion. Short papers will be presented in the form of posters. Detailed instructions about paper submission will be available on the conference website at the time of notification about abstracts acceptance/rejection.
Publishing Policy:
The language of conference proceedings is English, as is official language of the conference. Proceedings will be published digitally, under Open Access. All accepted contributions will be published, be it as full papers, short papers or abstracts, depending on author(s) choice, as well as reviewers’ assessment of quality and relevance. Author of some unaccepted full papers will be encouraged to resubmit them as short papers. All authors will be given opportunity to present their submissions including abstracts-only submissions, at least within mad minutes session.
All submitted papers will be double blind reviewed, each by at least two independent reviewers. Reviewing will be performed by the members of Programme Committee to be listed on the conference website when the list is finally closed. In some cases, especially when conflict of interest is at stake, outside experts will be invited to serve as reviewers.
CEON/CEES is a virtual R&D institute. Pulls together experts from various Serbian institutions in a non-for-profit organization to develop methods and tools intended for the evaluation, as well as for promotion of research results produced in Serbia. Along with National Library of Serbia, as strategic partner, works on integration of the national system of S&T information and its harmonization with EU standards. Is pleading for open, data-driven, non-arbitrary evaluation. Supports, promotes, and is practicing Open Access.

Last modified: 2011-12-27 16:02:23