The next Open Access conference in the Berlin Declaration follow-up series (the 5th) will take place September 19 – 21, 2007 at the University of Padua. The preliminary programme includes:

c) Open Access and the e-science: how to support the free circulation of scientific raw data to facilitate cooperation and effective reuse;

d) e-publishing: the emerging of new strategies in scientific data dissemination; estimate of the impact in OA journals: new tools for scholarly evaluation in the growing layer of Open Access publications; the perspective of a changing landscape in the scientific journals policies; progress reports on the transition from reader-pays to author-pays models;

e) ICT developments and collaborations that support e-publishing and Open Access.

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Rufus Pollock is Founder and President of Open Knowledge.