The OSI steering committee and summit group are designing meeting plans for 2018 and 2019. As OSI’s focus shifts from discussion to action, these groups are currently leaning toward meeting in March (in lieu of a full group meeting) to have a focused conversation about how OSI will build on work from the first two full-group conferences and create the group’s action framework for going forward—the framework for translating the recommendations of OSI participants into effective and sustainable action to improve open (a proposed action plan is described in the OSI2017 final report, which is the starting point for consideration). This is an important juncture in OSI’s history, and largely uncharted territory lies ahead. The date and location of this meeting will likely be March 14th (or possibly March 13-14) at American University in Washington DC.
This meeting may be followed by several companion meetings later in 2018 and 2019. Several possible such meetings are being explored at the moment, including in China, Brazil, Senegal and France. The purpose of these meetings would be to explore issues and solutions specific to certain parts of the world and also issues and solutions regarding specific scholarly communication issues such as peer review, institutional repositories, publishing incentives and the culture of communication in academia.
In preparing for the March meeting, OSI participants and summit group members will focus on the following over the next few months: