We welcome you to take part in PUBMET2021 conference, which strives to present and discuss the plurality of approaches to the scholarly communication, scholarly publishing and assessment (metrics). It will present innovative approaches, best practice discussions and take on future challenges. The organizers aim to maintain lively discussion among experts in various fields involved in scholarly publishing and dissemination of knowledge. The field of scholarly communication, scholarly publishing and research assessment includes all disciplines and variety of skills: researchers from different disciplines, information specialists and librarians, editors, publishers, teachers, students, policy makers, communication specialists, repository managers and university administrators. PUBMET conference is organized by the University of Zadar, Department of Information Sciences, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, the Ruđer Bošković Institute’s Center for Scientific Information and the Croatian Association for Scholarly Communication.