COASP Asia – Thailand Update

Following the recent political developments  in Thailand this week, the organisers of the 1st Asian Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP Asia) would like to reassure the conference attendees that the meeting is still scheduled to take place as planned on the 2-3 June 2014 at the Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok.

COASP Asia’s organisers have sought advice from several organisations along with local contacts in Bangkok and are confident that at this present time the conference will be able to take place with minimal disruption. We do however advise that our conference attendees remain vigilant whilst traveling to and around Bangkok, avoiding any of the protest sites situated around Government House and to the northwest of the city. Please also allow plenty of time to travel to and from the airport as heavy traffic may lengthen your journey time.

The situation in Bangkok will be closely monitored and should any significant developments arise they will be communicated immediately to the conference attendees.


OASPA is delighted to announce its 1st Asian Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing to be held 2-3 June in Thailand.

The decision to host an event in Asia represents the growth in OA across this region in recent years.

This international conference will bring together academic publishers, librarians and the research community to discuss open access publishing as a global industry with a key focus on Asia as an emerging market.

The conference aims to provide a forum in which speakers and delegates can share their thoughts and best practices from all aspects of the field including OA policies, advocacy and the development of OA journals in Asia.

Program Committee 

Bev Acreman
Chair of programme committee COASP Asia
BioMed Central/Springer Open

Paul Peters
OASPA President
Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Ho Nam Choi
Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI)

Shu-Kun Lin
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute

Kostas Repanas
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)

Bryan Vickery
Taylor & Francis/Cogent OA

Mikiko Tanifuji
National Institute for Material Sciences

Xiaolin Zhang
National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Science


OASPA offers a forum for bringing together the entire community of Open Access journal publishers. Our mission is to represent the interests of Open Access (OA) journal and book publishers globally in all scientific, technical and scholarly disciplines. This mission will be carried out through exchanging information, setting standards, advancing models, advocacy, education, and the promotion of innovation.