Scholarly Communication Conference

2-3 May 2019 - University of Kent, Canterbury

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The evolving nature of Scholarly Communication roles means that no two roles are the same. These roles can have many elements including repository management, some open data, some responsible metrics, some REF management, some copyright and licensing, some working with the media… and some all of the above. We are aiming to bring together all the aspects of Scholarly Communication into one event, with an opportunity to hear about the practical approaches being taken, to share ideas and resources, and develop new networks.

Conference Programme

Download the Full Scholarly Communication Conference Programme.

To access specific information about the conference, which is all included in the full programme, download the:

Presentation Abstracts – Scholarly Communication Conference

Presenter Biographies – Scholarly Communication Conference

Programme – Scholarly Communication Conference

About the Scholarly Communication Conference

Who should attend?

The conference will bring together day-to-day practitioners of Scholarly Communications, primarily those who work at institutions across the UK, although international participants are, of course, welcome – those supporting Scholarly Communication from library and/or research services, including those whose role have a component of Scholarly Communications, i.e. repository manager,  open data, responsible metrics, REF, copyright or advocacy but that don’t consider themselves experts in the field of Scholarly Communications.


The University of Kent, Canterbury, is a self-contained campus providing a welcoming environment, set among green and tranquil open space, with views over Canterbury and it’s 11th century Cathedral.  The conference will take place in our newly refurbished Templeman Library.  The venue address is University of Kent, Library Road, Canterbury, CT2 7NU.  The campus is located just two miles from Canterbury city centre where you can explore this medieval city’s history and heritage and visit a range of shops and restaurants.

Find out more about Canterbury and the local region.

About and booking

This two day conference will take place from Thursday 2nd May, starting at 12 noon for registration and lunch and closing at approximately 17:30, to Friday 3rd May 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m.

We are aiming to run this conference as sustainably and accessibly as possible.  When booking please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your visit comfortable.


Delegates may attend either one or both days of the conference.

  • Two days (Thursday 2nd to Friday 3rd May): £75.00
  • One day (Thursday 2nd or Friday 3rd May): £40.00

All rates include refreshments and a buffet lunch, free on-site car parking and WiFi. VAT is  included in the price shown.

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Promotional stands

Promotional stands are available for £60.00 (including VAT) for the full conference.  This price does not include include conference delegate attendance.

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Whilst we are not providing accommodation for the conference there are a wide range of hotels, guest houses and bed and breakfasts locally.

Visit Canterbury to find and book your accommodation.  

Getting here

The Canterbury Campus has excellent transport links. We are easily accessible via the motorway network, local bus services and rail links – and we’re just one hour from London by high-speed rail.  There are accessible parking bays across campus for which a blue badge should be clearly displayed..

Get directions for getting here by car, rail, bus, Channel Tunnel, air or on foot, and to view a map of campus.

Important dates

Call for papers opens:  7th February 2019

Delegate booking opens: 25th February 2019

Call for papers deadline:  1st March 2019

Notification of review outcome:  18th March 2019

Deadline for accepted authors to register or confirm attendance: 1st April 2019

Delegate booking closes: 26th April 2019

Anything else

If there is anything else that you’d like us to know about (accessibility, comfort, etc.) or you have any questions , please email for more information.

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