Dear Researchers, Editors, Publishers, Librarians, Information Specialists, Educators, Students, Policymakers, Managers, Communication Specialists and Journalists,


for the 1st PUBMET2024 Summer School on Scholarly Communication and the 11th PUBMET2024 Conference on Scholarly Communication in the Context of Open Science.

The 1st PUBMET2024 Summer School on Scholarly Communication

10-12 September 2024

The themes of the 1st Summer School include the following:

  • Research integrity, including clear and transparent description of procedures, detection of data falsification and image manipulation, generative AI tools and ethics, addressing paper mills and other examples of fraudulent research;
  • The challenges of publication indexing, visibility, metadata and persistent identifiers, and interoperability of data;
  • Multilingualism in scholarly publishing and responsible use of computer-assisted translation;
  • Rights and licensing, including implications of licence choices, retaining copyright, and transfer of rights.

The 11th PUBMET2024 Conference on Scholarly Communication in the Context of Open Science

12-13 September 2024

Following the Summer School, this year’s PUBMET2024 Conference will explore the core of open scholarly communication by focusing on the central theme of research assessment. We invite participants to examine the challenges ingrained in this process, including openness and transparency, bias mitigation, robustness, cost-effectiveness, and efficiency optimisation. Moreover, we aim to continue discussions on enhancing the peer review process, encompassing reviewer diversity, role clarification, capacity building, and technological advancements.

Ensuring integrity in assessment practices remains essential in this era of rapidly evolving research landscapes. PUBMET2024 seeks to address the ethical dimensions of research assessment, emphasising the recognition of diverse scientific outputs and advocating for the responsible utilisation of proxies and metrics. We recognise the value of content-based evaluation methodologies while supporting transformative initiatives that propel scholarly communication towards greater inclusivity and efficacy.


  • Croatian Association for Scholarly Communication (CROASC), Zagreb
  • Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb
  • University of Zadar, Department of Information Sciences
  • University of Zagreb, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology
  • University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • University of Rijeka, Faculty of Medicine
  • University of Zagreb, School of Medicine

Summer school dates: 10-12 September 2024

Conference dates: 12-13 September 2024

Location: Zadar, Croatia

Fees: Summer school (regular): 190,00 EUR / Conference (regular): 180,00 EUR / Conference (students and retired): 120,00 EUR / Conference + Summer school (regular): 280,00 EUR

Details about registration can be found here.

Details about the Call for conference submission can be found here.   

For more details, visit the PUBMET2024 website or contact us at

We look forward to your continued participation and collaboration at PUBMET2024.


PUBMET2024 Organising Committee