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Welcome to the PKP 2019 International Scholarly Publishing Conference, presented by the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) in partnership with the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Since 2007, PKP's bi-annual conference has brought together participants from around the world to discuss local publishing activities and the latest in open access research. They also provide an opportunity to learn and share innovative work related to open source publishing technologies, including our flagship software, Open Journal Systems (OJS).

In 2018, PKP turned 20. PKP 2019 will explore this milestone further, reflecting on the maturation of open access and the open, community controlled infrastructure that brings us all together. 




Monday, November 18 - Tuesday, November 19 (Optional)

Join us for a free, pre-conference sprint. You do not need to attend the conference to participate. Important: This event has separate registration. Learn more:

Wednesday, November 20 (Optional)*

Select from two morning and two afternoon workshops (descriptions below). Later, attend an evening reception featuring refreshments, music, and keynote address by PKP founder and Director, John Willinsky. *Conference attendees only. 

Thursday, November 21 - Friday, November 22

Two days of discussions, lightning talks, and feature presentations on all things OJS, OMP, open source, and open access. Keynote speakers include Abel Packer (SciELO), Ignasi Labastida (SPARC Europe), Katherine Skinner (Educopia), Reme Melero (CSIC), and Tara Robertson (Mozilla).


Important Dates

PKPBCN19 timeline



how to get there? where to stay?

PKP 2019 will be held at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain. 

Ready to register?  Check out how to get there and where to stay

Conference location





Interested in sponsoring PKP 2019? Check out ourSponsorship Opportunities.

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