R2R Announces Pre-Conference Sessions

The Researcher to Reader Conference, which takes place online on 23-24 February 2021, will be offering free online sessions in the weeks before the Conference, where people will be able to meet some of the presenters, moderators, and facilitators, to discuss their planned topic with them.  This will give a preview of some Conference content, and help our contributors to finalise their session – eliciting interesting issues and questions from registered participants and potential participants.

These will be brief online sessions, scheduled for just 30 minutes, but with the opportunity to run for an hour if the conversation continues. Registration instructions will be announced within a few days. These sessions will be free to join, whether or not someone has registered for the Conference.

People are encouraged to save the dates for the sessions that are of interest to them (there are more details of each topic on the Programme page).

These will take place at 4 pm (UK) / 11 am (US Eastern) on the following days:

• Mon 25 Jan       
Workshop B: Academic Writing (Christine Tulley, Sara Rouhi & Anna Sharman)
• Tue 26 Jan        
Panel: Inclusivity (Kim Eggleton)
• Wed 27 Jan       
Workshop A: New OA Models (Tasha Mellins-Cohen & Stuart Taylor)
• Thu 28 Jan        
Interviews: China Research and Publishing (Nicko Goncharoff)

• Mon 1 Feb        
Workshop E: Peer Review (Iratxe Puebla & Chris Graf)
• Tue 2 Feb          
Panel: Research Realities (Heather Staines)
• Wed 3 Feb         
Presentation: Funding OA Books (Martin Eve & Frances Pinter)
• Thu 4 Feb          
Panel: COVID-19 Rapid Review & Preprints (Sarah Greaves)

•  Mon 8 Feb        
to be advised
• Tue 9 Feb           
to be advised
• Wed 10 Feb      
Workshop C: Antiracist Framework (Jocelyn Dawson & Sabby Kaur)
• Thu 11 Feb       
Workshop D: Usage Metrics (Lorraine Estelle & Catriona MacCallum)

Mark Carden
14 January 2021