Held in Cologne in decembre 2004, all papers and presentations are now online.
“Online publishing is revolutionizing the scholarly communication process. Researchers, publishers, and libraries - all actors in the scholarly communications system are being affected. The open access movement is playing an important role in shaping the future system of scholarly publishing. This is especially true for periodicals. The Directory of Open Access Journals lists 1.300 journals until now. The Cologne Summit will act as a cutting-edge forum describing the state of the art. It also stands for fair but controversial discussions and debate surrounding the issues of open access publishing to all actors in the field.” Ulrich Korwitz - Deutsche Zentralbibliothek fuer Medizin