Open Science innovation for the upcoming ODeL Conference

Open Science innovation for the upcoming ODeL Conference

An exciting new virtual conference on “Open distance and e-learning” (ODeL) will take place August 3-5, 2022 and the final call for papers is still open. Submit a paper and join in the discussion!

The University of South Africa (UNISA) has been exploring new ways to bring Open Science tools to academic publishing and will offer an innovative workflow for this conference.

ODeL 2022

‘All Things Research in Open Distance and eLearning’ is the theme of the conference this year. Papers are invited from both established and emerging academics, researchers, and scholars, and the Call for Papers is still open through July 15th. The conference seeks to promote discussion on open distance and e-learning (ODeL) research in the age of the internet’s widespread connectivity.

On the collection page of ODeL 2022, you can learn more about the sub-topics and the structure of the conference. We welcome you to follow the collection, stay up to date with the pre-prints and papers once they are released, and get a chance to participate in the reviewing process.

Presentations must be submitted by September 15, 2022, to be considered for publication in an open access book that will be released in 2023. The whole chapter should be between 5000 and 6000 words in length, including references, identifying the sub-theme, and including keywords.

What’s new about the ODeL conference workflow?

The conference papers accepted by the steering committee will be published as preprints in the UnisArXiv preprint repository and will be open for community discussion and review ahead of and during the conference. These preprints are posted with an Open Access CC BY 4.0 license and a Crossref DOI so that citations can be tracked even at an early stage. They are integrated with ORCID and can be easily shared and recommended by other researchers. You can participate in the community review process and learn more about how to become a reviewer here.

Discover the ODeL 2021 collection

The ODeL 2022 conference builds on the successful collaboration between UNISA Press and ScienceOpen on the ODEL 2021.

The ODeL2021 Collection provides many interesting publications that encourage debate on opportunities, challenges, and models facing Open Distance and eLearning (ODeL) in a globally connected digital era.

ScienceOpen users can easily find publications related to the themes they are interested in by using ScienceOpen’s extensive search functionalities.

Contact us!

This further cooperation with UNISA marks an exciting development of ScienceOpen’s relationships with African publishers and scholarly content produced in Africa, as well as a significant step forward in the network’s experience with hosting and promoting conference proceedings. If you’re interested in any of ScienceOpen’s publishing services, please get in touch with Stuart Cooper today!

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