SocArXiv O3S Conference

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O3S: Open Scholarship for the Social Sciences
October 26-27, 2017
University of Maryland, College Park

SocArXiv will host the inaugural O3S: Open Scholarship for the Social Sciences symposium on October 26 and 27, 2017 at University of Maryland, College Park. O3S will (a) highlight research that uses the tools and methods of open scholarship; (b) bring together researchers who work on problems of open access, publishing, and open scholarship; and (c) facilitate exchange of ideas on the development of SocArXiv.

The symposium will feature keynote speakers Chris Bourg, Director of Libraries at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Jeffrey Spies, co-founder and chief technology officer at the Center for Open Science. Participants will also participate in panels and a workshop session on the future challenges and next steps for SocArXiv. 

Access the preliminary program by clicking on the "O3S Program" button below. 

O3S Program

Watch the recording of Chris Bourg's keynote address by clicking on the button below.

Chris Bourg, Scholarly Communications: The librarians are broke, the scholars are busy, and some of us are both 

Notes and information for The Future of SocArXiv workshop: 

Friday Workshop Materials

Registration is now open! Click the "Registration" button below to proceed to the payment site and access lodging information.


O3S Call for Papers were due on June 1, 2017. Thank you to everyone who submitted!

Call for Papers

O3S will take place during Open Access Week, a global event raising awareness about the benefits of open access and inspiring wider participation in making open access a new norm in scholarship and research.

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O3S is generously sponsored by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, the Department of Sociology, and the University Libraries at the University of Maryland; the Sloan Foundation, and the Open Society Foundations.

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What Is SocArXiv?    
SocArXiv, open archive of the social sciences, is a partner of the nonprofit Center for Open Science (COS) and is housed at the University of Maryland. SocArXiv provides a free and publicly accessible platform for social scientists to upload working papers, pre-prints, published papers, data, and code. SocArXiv is dedicated to opening up social science, to reach more people more effectively, to improve research, and build the future of scholarly communication.  Since the development of SocArXiv was first announced in July 2016, researchers have deposited more than 1,400 papers.