R2R LifecycleWelcome to the Researcher to Reader Conference, a collaborative gathering which aims to be the premier forum for discussion of the international scholarly communications ecosystem – bringing knowledge from the Researcher to the Reader.  

The Conference has been taking place each February since 2016. The 2016-2020 events were held at BMA House in central London. The 2021 Conference was adapted to be a live and fully-interactive online experience for all participants, which received a 98% approval rating in the participant survey. The 2022 Conference was hybrid event, delivering an interactive and collaborative experience for both online participants and those who were able to come to the London venue.

The Conference programme typically includes a variety of session formats, intended to give each topic an appropriate expression, and to maximise interaction amongst all the participants. These usually include Workshops, Panels, Debates, Interviews, Presentations and Lightning Talks.  Topics recently covered have included: Early Career Researchers, OA Standards, Open Data, Disability Within Publishing, Open Books, Transformative Agreements, Business Models, The Hybrid Workplace, APC-free Open Access, Preprint Peer Review, Mergers, Acquisitions and Consolidation, Research Data Discoverability and Publishers and Libraries as Intermediaries.

The Conference runs an open Call for Papers between July and September each year. Conference REGISTRATION is open from October to February.  

Short videos giving an overview of the 2022, 2021 and 2020 Conferences are below.