GreyNet International
GL2020
22nd International Conference on Grey Literature
"Applications of Grey Literature for Science and Society"

19-20 November 2020 - Rome (Italy)

Welcome to GL2020!

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We are pleased to announce the Twenty-Second International Conference on Grey Literature - GL2020: "Applications of Grey Literature for Science and Society".

It will be co-managed by the Central CNR Library "G. Marconi" and the Library of the CNR Area in Pisa.



The consequences of the pandemic imposed us significant changes to the conference organization as originally planned.

We therefore decided to turn GL2020, originally scheduled on location in Rome, to a virtual conference.

We plan to hold the conference as a one-day event, on November 19, 2020.

As for the moment, we maintain the same dates for the submission of papers and posters, as well as the deadline for the registration.

  • Participation will be free of charge.
  • Authors of papers only are required to pay a fee.
  • Further details are available here.

At this time we are still defining the technical aspects for the participation to the event.
We will update the website accordingly, providing further details as soon as they are available.

We are grateful for your understanding, and we are certain that it will represent an opportunity to organize a successful virtual international event.

On behalf of the organizational committee,
Silvia Giannini



Recommended Topics for GL2020

While Grey Literature encompasses all fields of study, over the years a number of areas have been more forthcoming in their production, publication, and uses of grey literature.

Together, these underscore the title of GL2020, "Applications of Grey Literature for Science and Society".

GL2020 is open to all sectors of government, academics, business and industry and welcomes content contributions worldwide.


  • Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries
  • Economics, Information science, Legal issues
  • Bio-Medicine, Health Science
  • Earth Sciences, Environment, Natural Resources
  • Other fields related to Grey Literature



The GL2020 conference papers will be published in the Series - International Conference Proceedings on Grey Literature. - ISSN 1386-2316

A selection of conference papers will be published by GreyNet International in The Grey Journal (TGJ) the flagship journal for the grey literature community.




Important Dates

  • Call for Papers opens: February 7, 2020
  • Abstract submission: March 31, 2020 postponed to April 7, 2020
  • Program Commitee: April 24, 2020
  • Author notification: April 30, 2020
  • Call for Posters opens: May 4, 2020 postponed to May 15, 2020
  • Registration closes: November 1, 2020
  • Poster submission by: November 5, 2020
  • GL2020 convenes on November 19-20, 2020
  • Full-text papers submitted by: December 20, 2020

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