Munin Conference on Scholarly Publishing – Eleventh Annual Conference, 21–22 Nov. 2016

The “Eleventh Munin Conference on Scholarly Publishing is approaching. The Munin Conference is an annual conference on scholarly publishing and communication, primarily revolving around open access, open data and open science, and raise and debate questions related to scholarly publishing. This year’s conference (2016) is the eleventh Munin Conference and is scheduled to take place 21–22 November 2016 at the University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway. Here you can find the complete Conference program.

Last day for registration is November 6! And t
he conference is free of charge for UiT employees and students, but remember to sign up in order to get lunch!


Keynote speakers this year will be:

Danny Kingsley, Head of Scholarly Communication at University of Cambridge. Her previous role was as Executive Officer of the Australian Open Access Support Group. She has worked as a science communicator for 15 years, including two years with ABC Science Online as a journalist for News in Science. Danny will speak about Reward, reproducibility and recognition in research – the case for going Open.


Stephen Curry, Professor of Structural Biology at Imperial College, London. He was a member of the steering group behind The Metric Tide: Report of the Independent Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment and Management (UK), and has been active in the discussions after the report was published. Stephen will speak about Zen and the Art of Academic Maintenance

Mark J. McCabe, Lecturer at Boston University’simage004 Questrom School of Business, and a Professor at SKEMA Business School, in Sophia Antipolis, France. In his research within the field of industrial organization he currently focuses on the economics of digital information goods markets (with a particular interest in scientific publishing) and the implications of the online environment for competition policy. Mark will speak about How Open Access Affects Competition in Scholarly Publishing Markets: A Tale of Good Intentions, Big Deals and Uncertain Outcomes.