Due to the developing situation across the globe, and the associated uncertainties regarding health and safety, transportation, catering, and access issues, we will explore different modalities for this event in due course. For now, we are still planning a physical conference and we hope that things will calm down. We encourage everyone interested to submit their abstracts and of course, we would keep every interested party informed about the further steps.
We wish you, your family, your friends, and everyone around the globe health, well-being, and solidarity.
The 2nd Basel Sustainable Publishing Forum (BSPF2), organized by the University of Basel and MDPI, will be held in Basel, 26–27 October 2020. The aim of the forum is to offer a platform for open and constructive conversation between researchers, learned societies, university librarians, funding agencies, scholarly publishers, publishing platforms, and other concerned stakeholders (professional associations, etc.) to identify implementable solutions for a sustainable global transition to open access.  A main topic of discussion of BSPF2 will be the challenges facing learned societies in this transition to Open Access. The conference will cover a broad array of topics relevant to these challenges, like the development of alternative metrics, the evaluation and promotion of researchersthe OA price transparency, the current situation and limitations of transformative agreements, copyright, etc.

 would like to invite all relevant stakeholders, especially the research community and representatives of learned societies, to join us and participate by sharing their experience, viewsopinionsor results, andto submit a proposal in response to Call for Presentations, Panels and Posters.
Submissions for presentation panel may be submitted in English to  before 30 June 2020.
We could love to count on your participation at this event! If you have any questions please feel free to visit our conference website or contact .

Céline Wittwer, SCS