The Call for Papers for the 2021 Researcher to Reader Conference has been announced, inviting members of the global scholarly communications community to propose contributing to the event’s programme of Presentations, Panels, Debates, Workshops, Poster Sessions and Lightning Talks. The 6th annual R2R Conference is scheduled to take place as a hybrid event, combining both a physical and an online meeting during the week of 22-26 February 2021.
While the Call for Papers lists some topics that could be of particular interest to delegates, it also notes that the R2R Conference covers the full life-cycle of scholarly communications, from the researcher who creates content to the reader who consumes content. Potential proposers are reminded that the participants particularly value topics that are of broad interest across the diverse range of people and organisations that are involved in scholarly communication, rather than in subjects that focus on a particular silo. While all proposals are potentially of interest, some suggested topics include:
- Preprints and Peer Review
- Research Incentives, Behaviours, Integrity & Trust
- Research Data
- Funding Sources, Methods & Mandates
- Small & Society Publishers
- Public Communication of Science
The Advisory Board stated that they are particularly seeking proposals from librarians, researchers, editors and funders, and from people based outside the UK. R2R is also a strong supporter of diversity and inclusion, and so actively welcomes proposals from under-represented demographics.
The Call for Papers is open throughout July and August 2020.
8 July 2020