Call for sponsors

This year’s conference will be a virtual event since the COVID-19 situation has not been resolved yet.

The international conference PUBMET2021: THE 8 th CONFERENCE ON SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING AND COMMUNICATION IN THE CONTEXT OF OPEN SCIENCE will be held on 15-17 September 2021.

PUBMET2021 is organised by the University of Zadar, Croatian Association for Scholarly Communication, the University of Zagreb and Ruđer Bošković Institute in Zagreb. By supporting the conference, sponsors will have the opportunity to present their products to a wide audience, from researchers, university professors, publishers, editors, librarians, information and communication experts to policymakers. The focus of the conference is scholarly communication (publishing as the most visible channel) and metrics. This year’s conference topics will focus on:
• Innovative publishing models
• Resilience in the context of scientific publishing
• Communicating science to non-scientists
• Scientific communication in crisis
• Research data and how to select relevant data
• Institutional repositories (how to be compliant with GDPR) and self-archiving
• Peer review and research assessment
• Research integrity and trust in science
• Incentives and rewards for publishing in open access
• Multilingualism and information literacy
• Statistics for authors and editors
• Media training for scientists

All themes will be presented by invited speakers, shorter presentations by registered speakers, workshops, poster session and in a panel discussion.

PUBMET2021 offers sponsorship opportunities at four different levels: Platinum (1000 € or more), Gold (800 € or more), Silver (600 € or more) and Bronze (400 € or more). Any other type of support you find more appropriate to your promotional strategy can, of course, be discussed with the Organizing Committee.

The last year’s virtual PUBMET2020 conference was very successful and attracted almost 500 participants from over 25 countries (including Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Finland, France, Israel, Italy, India, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, UK and USA).

Sponsorship opportunities and benefitsPlatinum
Different size sponsor’s logo & link to appear on the conference website
Company description on the conference website
Sponsor’s logo on display before the session starts
30-40 second commercial break between sessions
Virtual workshop60 min30 min
Short talk15 min10 min5 min
Sponsor’s name specially announced before the session (‘Sponsored by <sponsor name>’)21
Promotion of sponsors on social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
Virtual event bags* (coupons or vouchers, online courses or free trial software, etc.) for our attendees

*All materials prepared by sponsors will be sent to all registered participants by the organizer