R2R Call for Papers is Open

The Call for Papers for the Researcher to Reader Conference on 22-23 February 2022 is now open. The R2R Advisory Board is welcoming proposals for workshops, panels, interviews, presentations, debates and lightning talks on the subject of international scholarly communications. Proposals for our highly popular workshops are especially welcome.

We are particularly encouraging proposals from librarians, researchers, editors and funders, and from people based outside the UK. We are also strong supporters of diversity and inclusion, and actively welcome proposals from under-represented demographics. As R2R is planned to be a hybrid event, we anticipate that both speakers and delegates will be able to participate either remotely or at the London venue.

Our Conference participants are interested in the interactions between the various parts of the scholarly communications supply chain, and how different people and organisations can work together more effectively. The Conference particularly values topics that are of broad interest across the diverse range of people and organisations that participate in scholarly communication, rather than subjects that focus on one particular silo. We also prefer sessions that are practical, analytical, informative or supported by evidence – we are interested in facilitating what could be done, rather than merely declaring what should be done.

Although we are open to all proposals, some of the topics and themes that could be of particular interest for R2R 2022 include:

  • Preprints and peer review, and their impact on trust in research reporting
  • Funding sources, methods and mandates, and the impact of funding changes
  • Public communication of science, news and policy
  • The future of transformative agreements for researchers, libraries and publishers
  • Changes in research and office practices during and after the pandemic
  • Further and initiatives and experiments in delivering open access books
  • Researcher values, incentives, behaviours, integrity and trust
  • The impact of diversity initiatives on commissioning and on collection development
  • Improving understanding and engagement between researchers and publishers
  • Definitions and clarity around ‘open’ – access, science, research, data, metrics
  • Consequences of publisher consolidation

Members of the scholarly communications community are invited to provide a proposal by 31 August, using the form downloadable from the Conference website, where further details of the event are provided. Please contact the Conference Director if you have any questions or would like to discuss a potential proposal.

Mark Carden
7 July 2021