Elpub2019 : call for papers

Academic publishing and digital bibliodiversity


Welcome to the 23rd edition of the International Conference on Electronic Publishing (ElPub) 2019 which will celebrate the cultural diversity in all aspects of the transmission and perception of the written, spoken and illustrated word!

The conference will take place between the 2nd and the 4th of June of 2019 at the Palais du Pharo, Marseille, France.

In 2019, the Electronic Publishing conference will expand your horizons and perceptions! Taking as an inspirational starting point the concept of bibliodiversity, a term coined by Chilean publishers in the 1990s, the forum will revisit its definition  and explore what it means today. Being organised five years after the adoption of the International Declaration of Independent Publishers to Promote and Strengthen Bibliodiversity Together, supported in 2014 by 400 publishers from 45 countries, the conference aims to bring together the enquiring academic, professional and publishing industry minds keen to explore the ever evolving nature of the knowledge transmission within human societies.


According to the International Declaration of Independent Publishers:

Bibliodiversity is cultural diversity applied to the world of books. Echoing biodiversity, it refers to the critical diversity of products (books, scripts, eBooks, apps and oral literature) made available to readers. Bibliodiversity is a complex self-sustaining system of storytelling, writing, publishing and other kinds of production of oral and written literature. The writers and producers are comparable to the inhabitants of an ecosystem. Bibliodiversity contributes to a thriving life of culture and a healthy eco-social system.

The field of academic publishing at large, encompassing all forms of scholarly communication, can be considered as a comprehensive intellectual eco-system where the relevance of the concept can be assessed at many interconnected levels. Bibliodiversity can be considered in relation to the diversity of disciplines, stakeholders, languages, academic cultures and policies, but also content, formats, data and metadata standards, platforms and tools. For a full understanding of the publishing ecosystem, it is essential to gain a better understanding of the incentives that drive it to stronger bibliodiversity or, on the contrary to global uniformization.

Bibliodiversity also plays an important role in the interaction between science and society, particularly when considering innovation and education, and more generally the social impact of research.

Therefore the conference invites submissions which address any aspect of bibliodiversity in the academic publishing system, including but not restricted to the list below:


We invite submissions in the form of an extended abstract (see formats below). All submissions will be refereed. Authors whose abstracts have passed the first round of peer review will be invited to submit full papers.

For each accepted paper, at least one author must register for the conference to present the paper. The same requirement applies for inclusion in the proceedings. Moreover, all those with accepted workshop or demonstration proposals must commit to supporting the event (speakers, lecturers, panel members, etc.) by physically attending and coordinating their activity.

Papers accepted will be published in indexed full open access proceedings by OpenEdition Press on the Episciences platform with an option for immediate publication of the preprint on the HAL platform. Best papers will be selected to be published in a freemium open access edited volume on the OpenEdition Books platform, and made available in print format through print on demand. All accepted papers and posters will be archived at the ELPUB Digital Library. All contents published in the ELPUB proceedings are open access via the conference archive under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.

Papers submitted to this conference must not have been accepted or be under review by another conference. All full papers, short papers and posters should be written in English as a lingua franca (ELF), though other languages would also be considered, provided that an ELF translation of the abstract is also made available. All proposed presentations should be submitted via ScienceConf platform.

Formats for submission

The conference is inviting the following types of submissions:

  • Full papers (manuscript up to 5,600 words)

  • Short papers (manuscript up to 3,300 words)

  • Practitioner and Developer papers (manuscript of any length for presentation only)

  • Posters (abstract up to 1500 words)

  • Proposals for workshops and tutorials


Extended abstracts must be between 1,000 – 1,500 words and contain:

  1. Title of the paper

  2. Author name(s) and affiliation(s)

  3. Email

  4. Type of paper you plan to submit (e.g. Full paper, short paper, practitioner’s paper, poster, workshop)

  5. Key objectives of the study and significance

  6. Design and Methodology

  7. An overview of the state of the art in the field

  8. Outcomes thus far or expected outcomes

  9. A bibliography

  10. Keywords (maximum five)

Accepted proposals should ensure that final papers are formatted according to our recommended template.

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Submit your abstract

Important dates

  • Call for papers posted: October 26, 2018

  • Submission site open: November 10, 2018

  • Submission deadline for extended abstracts: January 21, 2019

  • Author decision notification: February 15, 2019

  • Submission of full paper for final review: March 23, 2019

  • Return of final review: April 15, 2019

  • Submission of final papers: May 23, 2019

  • Proceedings uploaded: June 1, 2019

Cite this blog post
- (2018, November 10). Elpub2019 : call for papers. ELPUB 2019. Retrieved May 25, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.58079/o5mv

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