Highest Ever R2R Registrations

Registrations are at their highest ever level for the Researcher to Reader Conference, taking place as a hybrid meeting in London and online on 21-22 February 2023. The end-of-January total was higher than in any of the previous 7 years of the event, and new registrations are still coming in.

For past Conferences, anywhere from 10 to 50 additional people register during February, with some people just turning up on the day, so registrations remain open for people who wan to join this meeting at the physical venue or online. This year’s Programme is available on the website, along with Registration information.

Mark Carden
6 February 2023

R2R Announces Lightning Talks

The 2023 Researcher to Reader Conference, which will take place as a hybrid event in London and Online on 21-22 February, will include several ‘Lightning Talks’. These are short presentations given by Conference delegates during the breaks in the main programme.  The planned Lightning Talks are likely to include the following:

Streamlining Routes from Discovery to Access
– Hylke Koers
   ♦ Chief Information Officer at STM

Publishing XML – The First Step Towards Openness
– Dr Kaveh Bazargan
   ♦ Director at River Valley Technologies

Streamline Submission Checklists Using Process Automation
– Andrew Walker
   ♦ Director at TaskAdept

Author Services
– Kurtis Jackson
   ♦ Head of English Editing at MDPI

Supporting Authors to Succeed
– Hazel Newton
   ♦ Director, Research Solutions at Springer Nature

The Multi-Faceted Researcher/Reader
– Zoe Wake Hyde
   ♦ Communty Development Manager at HCommons

Supporting Academic Authors Through Project Stages
– Christine Tully
   ♦ President, Defend&Publish

Strengthening Scientific Integrity Through a Cross-stakeholder Approach
– Dr Leslie McIntosh
   ♦ CEO at Ripeta

What Scholcomm Professionals Need To Know
– Will Cross
   ♦ Director of the Open Knowledge Center at North Carolina State University

Publishing Partnerships: Shared Values, Shared Success
– Robyn Mugridge
   ♦ Head of Publishing Partnerships at Frontiers

Unmasking the Secret Life of Reviewers
– Alice Ellingham
   ♦ Director at Editorial Office

Embracing and Accelerating an Open Access Future
– Hannah Barnsley
   ♦ Strategic Programme Manager at the Royal Society of Chemistry

Solving Editorial Challenges with the Aries Ecosystem of Connected Tools
– Jason De Boer
   ♦ Business Development and Partnerships Manager at Aries Systems

AI-Driven Search Engines for Scholarly Literature
– Marydee Ojala
   ♦ Editor at Information Today

More information will be available in the complete downloadable Conference programme, which will be published via the Programme page of the Conference website next week.

Registrations for the 2023 R2R Conference are currently open, with generous discounts available for librarians, academics and concessions.

Mark Carden
31 January 2023

Editorial Office Returns as R2R Sponsor

We are very happy to be able to announce that Editorial Office has returned as a Researcher to Reader Conference sponsor at the Bronze level. R2R is a fully-live hybrid meeting taking place in London and Online on 21-22 February 2023.

Editorial Office has grown significantly over 20 years, always adapting in line with the latest development of peer review and submissions systems. They are passionate about future-proofing their role in the publishing sector, working to help publishers, of all kinds, as they continue to improve and streamline processes, using cutting-edge automated software.

Registration is open for Conference, which is a fully-hybrid event allowing live participation for both physical and online delegates. And the full Programme is available on the website.

Mark Carden
13 January 2023

Frontiers is New R2R Sponsor

We are delighted to announce that Frontiers Publishing Partnerships has become a new sponsor of the Researcher to Reader Conference, which is a fully-live hybrid event taking place in London and Online on 21-22 February 2023. Frontiers is one of our limited number of highly-valued Silver Sponsors, and we are grateful for their support.

Frontiers Publishing Partnerships leads the movement to make science and research open by partnering with societies to support the publication of their journals. Frontiers has been a trailblazer for Open Science since its founding 15 years ago and is a recognized leader in Open Access technology. This market-leading technology backed by a professional team makes Frontiers a reliable and high-quality home for society journals.

Registration is open for Conference, which is a fully-hybrid event allowing live participation for both physical and online delegates. And the full Programme is available on the website.

Mark Carden
13 January 2023

Aries Returns as R2R Sponsor

We are delighted to announce that Aries has renewed their sponsorship of the Researcher to Reader Conference for the hybrid event taking place in London and Online on 21-22 February 2023.

Aries Systems Corporation, the developer of Editorial Manager and ProduXion Manager, is committed to enhancing how publishers and scholars disseminate knowledge on a global scale. Aries’ cloud-based workflow management solutions enable the submission, peer review, and production of high-value content, and are trusted by thousands of journals and hundreds of publishers worldwide. Publish faster, publish smarter, with Aries Systems.

We are grateful for the continuing support from Aries – our sponsors help to make the Conference affordable for all members of the scholarly communications community.

Registration is open for Conference, which is a fully-hybrid event allowing live participation for both physical and online delegates. And the full Programme is available on the website.

Mark Carden
10 January 2023

Springer Nature Returns as R2R Sponsor

We are delighted to announce that Springer Nature has returned as a sponsor of the Researcher to Reader Conference. Springer Nature was a Bronze Sponsor in 2017 and 2018, and has returned as a Bronze Sponsor again for 2023.

Springer Nature advances discovery by publishing trusted research, supporting the development of new ideas and championing open science. Springer Nature is committed to playing its part in accelerating solutions to address the world’s urgent challenges.

The Researcher to Reader Conference is a fully-live and highly interactive hybrid meeting, which will take place on 21-22 February 2023 in London and Online. Registrations are running at an all-time record high, as the scholarly communications community returns to conferences, is excited about our well-curated and informative Programme, and recognises the quality of the R2R hybrid offering. Registration is currently open.

Mark Carden
6 January 2023

MDPI Returns as R2R Silver Sponsor

We are delighted to announce that MDPI has renewed their Silver Sponsorship of the Researcher to Reader Conference.

MDPI is pioneer in scholarly, open access publishing, that has supported academic communities since 1996. Based in Basel, Switzerland, MDPI has the mission to foster open scientific exchange in all forms, across all disciplines. MDPI’s 379 diverse, peer-reviewed, open access journals are supported by more than 115,000 academic experts who support MDPI’s mission, values, and commitment to providing high-quality service for our authors. MDPI’s articles are freely available and distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).

The Programme has been announced for this fully-live and highly interactive hybrid Conference, which will take place on 21-22 February 2023 in London and Online. Registrations are running at an all-time record high.

Mark Carden
16 December 2023

Highest Ever Registrations for R2R

The 2023 Researcher to Reader Conference has received its highest ever level of end-of-November registrations, just beating the previous record from 2019. A late rush of registrations on 29 and 30 November, at the end of the ‘early-bird’ discount period, pushed the total beyond previous records. Factors driving this growth are likely to include: renewed post-pandemic enthusiasm for meetings, trust in the successful R2R hybrid model, and an exceptional programme of sessions for the event on 21-22 February 2023.

Although registrations are now expected to slow during December and over the holidays, there is no reason for people to delay their registrations until the last minute, as a full refund is available until the end of January. People can register via the website. The full Conference Programme, with session and speaker details, is also available on the Conference website.

Mark Carden
1 December 2022

R2R Registrations Rates Accelerate

Registrations for the 2023 Researcher to Reader Conference are accelerating beyond even pre-pandemic levels, as the last opportunity for ‘early-bird’ discounts is reached, today. Participants are registering at levels well above the pandemic years of 2021 and 2022, and even exceeding pre-pandemic 2020 rates, demonstrating confidence in R2R’s exceptionally engrossing programme and highly-effective hybrid delivery.

Registrations are currently approaching R2R’s biggest years of 2018 and 2019, as delegates take advantage of generous ‘early-bird’ registration rates, which continue only until the end of November.

People can register via the website now, to take advantage of the November ‘early-bird’ rates. The full Conference Programme, with session and speaker details, is available on the Conference website.

Mark Carden
30 November 2022

R2R Early-bird Closing Soon

The ‘early-bird’ registration discount for the 2023 Researcher to Reader Conference is closing at the end of November, so it makes sense to register in the next couple of days, even for people who are not yet sure they want to participate, as securing the discount is totally risk-free; registered delegates can cancel for a full refund anytime until the end of January.

The Programme has already been announced, but we can now name all four of the debaters: Steven Heffner (IEEE), Catriona MacCallum (Hindawi), Dr Malvika Sharan (Alan Turing Institute) and Dr Karin Wulf (Brown University). We can also announce an additional panel, discussing the new ways that societies are leveraging scholarly meetings to generate revenue and extend their mission.

Details of our workshop choices will be announced soon, but the topics to be explored are likely to be:

  • Improving communication of SDG-related research to policymakers
  • Supporting authors with open access books requirements
  • Furthering open research through better understanding of funder mandates
  • Supporting spokespeople and allies in diversity, equity, inclusion and access
  • Developing integrity tools and training to support researchers

The full Conference Programme, with session and speaker details, is available on the Conference website.

We are currently evaluating and signing up our online platform and our AV team, to make sure that the meeting is not just crammed with interesting content, but also offers a top-quality, fully-live and highly interactive experience for both online and physical participants, as usual.

People can register via the website now, to take advantage of the November ‘early-bird’ rates.

Mark Carden
28 November 2022