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To submit a proposal, click here or go to

Abstract: 300-500 words, 3-5 keywords

All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings of the conference.

Selected papers will be published in high level international scientific journals.


The Conference language will be English.

Bobcatsss 2024 will be hybrid: onsite in Coimbra (Portugal) and online.

To promote the real feel of Bobcatsss atmosphere, and to have the opportunity to enjoy Coimbra sightseeing, onsite presentations are preferred.

We offer the chance for online participation for those who will not have the opportunity to travel to Coimbra, but no more than 1/4 of the accepted presentations will be online.

If you want to submit a proposal for online presentation, at the end of your abstract, please include the following:
[Submission for online presentation] 

The full PAPER DEADLINE was EXTENDED to February 15th

Authors of communications and posters presented at BOBCATSSS 2024 will have the following publication opportunities:

1) article submission to the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science (CJILS). CJILS is a refereed scholarly periodical published by the Canadian Association of Information Science. Established in 1976, the journal is recognized internationally for its authoritative contributions to library and information science research and is indexed in major databases such as Web of Science and Scopus. It is a diamond open access journal without fees for readers or authors.

2) chapter submission to be included in an E-book to be published by São Paulo State University in association with Oficina Universitária and Cultura Acadêmica Publishing, and University of Coimbra, to be indexed in SciELO. The e-book will have a DOI and each chapter will have an individual DOI.

All paper files must be uploaded to

To submit the full paper (article or chapter proposal), use the template available here

Submissions to the CJILS and the E-book will have a double-blind review evaluation. We aim to have the first round of peer review completed during Spring 2024. All the published texts will be available on open access.

Important date for authors who wish to submit their paper to CJILS:

January 29th at 3 pm (GMT): Online Workshop “Publishing in the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science” by Philippe Mongeon, Editor-in-Chief, Dalhousie University.


23, 24 and 25 January 2024

University of Coimbra, Portugal