Submissions are invited for the 15th Munin Conference on Scholarly Publishing, 18–19 November 2020! The Munin Conference is an annual event on scholarly communication, primarily revolving around open access, open data and other aspects of open science. Usually held at UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø, this year the conference will be digital.

We hereby welcome abstract submissions on topics including but not limited to:

  • Perspectives from early career researchers
  • Emerging trends in scholarly communication
  • Scholar-led and community-driven publishing initiatives
  • Research assessment and evaluation
  • Text and data mining
  • Open licenses
  • Open Educational Resources

We accept submissions for the following formats:

  • Presentation (10 or 20 minutes)
  • Poster for a Twitter poster session
  • Webinar (1 hour)

You are welcome to suggest alternative formats for your submission.

Abstracts must be submitted via Septentrio Conference Series. Please read the Submission Guidelines below.

The program committee will select contributions on the basis of the quality of the individual abstract, as well as relevance for the overall conference program.

Important dates:

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 August 2020

Notification of acceptance: 15 September 2020

Conference to be held: 18–19 November 2020

Submission guidelines

  • The deadline for abstract submission is August 31, 2020. In case the deadline is extended, it will be announced on the Munin Conference homepage.
  • The conference language is English.
  • The conference platform will be Zoom.
  • All communications about your abstract will be sent to the email address you used for the submission.

How to submit

Abstracts must be submitted via Septentrio Conference Series, which is used by the Munin conference to publish presentations and posters. In order to submit an abstract, go to the login page to create a profile – remember to tick off the Author role. The journal sections that may be chosen for the Munin conference in Septentrio Conference Series are Presentations, Posters and Webinars.

  • For presentations, indicate whether your presentation will be 10 or 20 minutes.
  • For webinars, please describe how are you planning to engage the audience, what kind of interactive elements you will be using.
  • For posters, please outline the planned format of your poster images and include your Twitter account handle. If you cannot have a Twitter account for some reason and would like to request that we post your poster using the official @MuninConf account please let us know in your submission. See detailed information on poster format here.

Submission metadata and submission file:

  • All authors must have an ORCID and a short bio, 2–3 sentences.
  • Provide a very short description of your submission in the Abstract field. If your submission is accepted, you will be given an opportunity to update the abstract before the conference.
  • Please supply 2–5 keywords.
  • The full abstract for your submission (up to 500 words) must be uploaded as a Submission File – in the DOCX or PDF format.

Amend or withdraw an abstract

Minor changes in the metadata are allowed until October 1 and can be communicated by email to

If you want to withdraw an abstract, please contact the Organizing Committee by email to Abstract withdrawal needs to be communicated in writing by the author who originally submitted the abstract. The Organizing Committee will assume that all other authors/presenters have been informed.

Author Notification

  • Authors will receive notification of acceptance or rejection to the email address used for the submission. The authors can follow the progress of their abstracts in the submission system.
  • Notification of acceptance is 15 September 2020. Any date changes will be announced on the conference homepage.
  • Upon receiving notification of acceptance, authors are required to confirm their intent to participate in the conference within one week to Please notify us if you need more time.
  • Authors who fail to confirm may be withdrawn from the program at the discretion of the committee.


By submitting an abstract to the Munin Conference, you agree to the following:

  • The author is responsible for the accuracy of the abstract.
  • You confirm that the submission has been approved by all authors.
  • The acceptance of an abstract for the Munin Conference does not imply any costs associated with preparation or presentation of the abstract, or any costs associated with attendance at the Munin Conference.
  • All presenting authors must register for the conference.
  • You give us permission to publish your submission metadata and presentation file in Septentrio Conference Series.
  • You give us permission to record the video of your presentation and publish it in Septentrio Conference Series. Otherwise, please state your reservation to this and we will respect that.
  • Authors retain copyright to their work, while granting the Munin Conference a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable license to distribute the presented work under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License. It is also possible to ask for a different Creative Commons license.
  • Authors must embed the license in their presentation files and posters.