Special Issue "14th International Conference on Open Repositories 2019 – All The User Needs"
A special issue of Publications (ISSN 2304-6775).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2020).
Following the successful 14th International Conference on Open Repositories in Hamburg, we would like to build on the conference theme of “All the User Needs” with a Special Issue of the peer-reviewed journal Publications. This issue will allow conference presenters to develop their research further. The theme of the conference focused on the combination of a realistic understanding of the potential of technology with an assessment of the policy environment and an engagement with the needs of our users.
We are pleased to invite conference presenters to contribute to the Special Issue as a continuation of the conference momentum. To that end, articles that focus on the broad themes will be given greater consideration. We welcome manuscripts that address the overall user-centered theme, but also other theoretical, practical, organizational or administrative topics presented in Hamburg. The themes for conference proposals were, broadly:
- Understanding user needs and user experience
- Discovery, use and impact
- Repositories—evolution or revolution?
- Supporting open scholarship and cultural heritage
- Open and sustainable
- Policies, licensing, and the law
- How can metadata and standards help our users?
- Repositories and global knowledge
Timeline: Full papers will be due Feb 15th, 2020.
The journal Publications will waive their standard APC for this Special Issue. There will be no cost associated with publication.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts will be thoroughly refereed through a peer-review process.
The editorial team encourages you to contact us at [email protected] with questions and considerations.
MDPI Publications-Special Issue on Open Repositories 2019
Mr. Jyrki Ilva
Ms. Liz Krznarich
Ms. Jessica Lindholm
Dr. Torsten Reimer
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Publications is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
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