PGC-2017-congress | UEF

Web site: PGC-2017-congress | UEF Congress: PHYTOCHEMICALS AND GLOBAL CHANGE (PGC2017) Location: Joensuu, Finland. Time: 28 May to 1 June 2017. DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: 31 January 2017. Contact information pgc-2017@uef.fi Riitta.Julkunen-Tiitto@uef.fi Virpi.Virjamo@uef.fi

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The Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study

Source: The Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study I have been always interested in books and publishing. My mother owned a bookstore and I have been surrounded by books since I was born. How easy it has become in recent years to produce and distribute books and journals has lured me into attempting self publishing with “Beyond the Visible”, and nowadays our UV4Plants Bulletin and a couple of new books in preparation. The actual limitations are no longer technical or monetary in nature, just the time used by editors, reviewers, and of-course authors. Sometimes I marvel at being able to run a website, the depository of published articles and issues, an on-line manuscript management system and producing a journal with an ISSN number, and assigning each article a DOI, for a total cost of less than 40 € per month. How is this possible when commercial publishers may charge authors a few 1000 € per open-access article published? Part of the explanation is that we are using free software for all steps in the production of the Bulletin, and that the company providing web hosting to us is also doing the same. Of course developing software has a cost, at least in…

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Organisation of UV4Plants 2018 Conference

UV4Plants invites expressions of interest from the membership to host the 2018 Conference The Conference will be held over 3 days to give ample time for informal discussion as well as a full programme of lectures and poster sessions and possibly an excursion. In addition, a Training School for early-stage researchers will be held immediately before the Conference at the same venue. Those interested in hosting the Conference should send expressions of interest to the Secretary, UV4Plants (secretary@uv4plants.org) by 3 February 2017, including the names of the proposed organisers, possible venues, accessibility (travel options), a provisional indication of costs for the venue and for attendees, and any other information that will help the UV4Plants Managing Committee to select the venue. There is no need to give details of the proposed programme as this will be discussed in detail with the organisers. As a reminder some statistics from the successful UV4Plants 2016 Conference in Pécs Conference: 64 participants from 17 countries and 27 institutes oral presentations: 28, posters: 22 Training school: 23 participants from 7 countries and 11 institutes The book of abstracts is available for download as well as galleries of photographs from the conference and photographs from the training school.

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