The 8th Munin Conference on Scholarly Publishing 2013 – Entering the Next Stage

The annual Munin Conference at the University of Tromsø will take place Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th November this year. Our Call for Presentations and Posters is now out.

The deadline for abstracts is August 1st.


The sub-title “Entering the Next Stage” reflects that publishing in the age of the internet is approaching a new phase, with new possibilities and new demands. This is also the background for our choice of keynote speakers. Research funders are starting to react, not least is this reflected in the new EU framework program Horizon 2020. Internet publishing makes it imperative to be conscious about how content should be licensed, this is beginning to emerge as an important discussion. And another example of a new phase is the fact that the humanities and social sciences  increasingly are moving towards internet publishing and open access.


We are very happy to introduce this year’s keynotes (with preliminary titles for their talks):

  • Jean-François Dechamp, Policy Officer, European Commission: “Horizon 2020 (EU) and open access funder mandates”
  • David Prosser, Executive Director of Research Libraries UK: “Licensing policies”
  • Eelco Ferwerda, Director at OAPEN foundation: “Open access in humanities and social sciences”


The Munin conference is international, and the conference language is English. We will, though, consider posters in other languages.


We also have a call out for publishers’ presentations:


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We are looking forward to seeing you and listening to you in Tromsø in November!



For the Munin Conference Organizing Committee,

Jan Erik Frantsvåg
Open Access adviser
The University Library of Tromsø
phone +47 77 64 49 50

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