BMA House, London
Programme for the 2018 Conference
Including links to Slides and Videorecordings where available
The 2018 Programme covered key topics in the area of scholarly content supply, with a scope that ranged from the creation of content by researchers to the point when the readers access the contact, and beyond into archiving and preservation. The Programme included Presentations, Panels and Workshops, and the agenda is given below.
The printable 2018 Conference Programme (in PDF format) can be downloaded by clicking HERE. Slides (in PDF format) from the Conference presentations are available in the links below, and video-recordings (hosted on YouTube) will be available soon.
Monday 26 February 2018
8.30 Registration & Networking
Managing Consultant, Mosaic Search & Selection
9.40 Opening Keynote
Chief Executive Officer, PLOS
10.20 Workshops: Introduction & First Meeting
Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Ringgold
Workshop A – Open Science Responsibilities
How might Open Science impact on the roles and responsibilities of the actors in the researcher to reader cycle?
Dr Lesley Thompson, MBE
VP Academic and Government Relations, Elsevier
Workshop B – Resilience Through Diversity
Why do some groups feel less welcome than others in our industry and what steps can we take to make everybody feel welcome?
Dr Phill Jones
Director of Publishing Innovation, Digital Science
Director, Business Inclusivity
Workshop C – Open Data Sharing
How do we increase data sharing without driving researchers crazy?
Dr Fiona Murphy
Associate Fellow, University of Reading
Dr Sarah Callaghan
Senior Research Scientist, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Coordination Officer, the Belmont Forum
Workshop D – Metadata Lifecycles
Why should researchers and readers care about metadata quality?
Director of Member & Community Outreach, Crossref
Dr Ross Mounce
Open Access Grants Manager, Arcadia Fund
Workshop E – Open Access Communications
How can publishers, funders, research organisations and other stakeholders co-operate to communicate with each another and researchers more efficiently?
Research Information Manager, University of Glasgow
Director of Open Science, Hindawi Publishing
Vice President, Publishing Development, Wiley
11.50 Presentations: Library-based Publishing
What Do They Want Anyway? (slides)
Understanding the needs of scholars in a contemporary publishing environment
Dr Maria Bonn
Senior Lecturer, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Publishing at the LSE (slides)
Academic-led, library-supported publishing at the London School of Economicsand Political Science
Scholarly Communications Officer, LSE
1.50 Panel Discussion
It Depends Where You Work!
Who should manage the scholarly communications processes within each institution?
Dr Danny Kingsley (Chair)
Deputy Director – Scholarly Communication & Research Services, Cambridge University Library
Dr Gareth Cole
Research Data Manager, Loughborough University
Head of the Office for Scholarly Communication, University of Kent
Research Outputs Manager, University of Greenwich
3.30 Presentations: Open Access & Open Science in Institutions
From Open Access Dream to Administrative Nightmare (slides)
The ever-increasing burden of open access policy on libraries and researchers
Dr Elizabeth Gadd
Research Policy Manager, Loughborough University
Head of Scholarly Communications, University of Warwick
The Empires of the Future are the Empires of the Mind (slides)
Defining the role of libraries in the Open Science landscape
Dr Paul Ayris
Pro-Vice-Provost, UCL Library Services
Dr Tiberius Ignat
Director, Scientific Knowledge Services
4:40 Workshops: Second Meeting
5.30 Drinks Reception
Tuesday 27 February 2018
8.30 Registration & Networking
9.30 Panel Discussion
Constants in a Changing World
How learned societies can survive and thrive in an open future
Rob Johnson (Chair)
Founder and Director, Research Consulting
Dr Catherine Cotton
CEO, Federation of European Microbiological Societies
Chief Executive, Regional Studies Association
Dr Caroline Sutton
Director of Editorial Development, Taylor & Francis
10.30 Workshops: Third Meeting
11.50 Presentations: Open Access Books & Journals
Open Access Books in the Wild (slides)
How open access affects usage and reception of scholarly books
Head of Policy & Development, Springer Nature
Adoption of Open Access Mega-journals (slides)
The disciplinary community perspective
Dr Jenny Fry
Senior Lecturer, Loughborough University
1.50 Presentations: Data Science & Artificial Intelligence
Data Science and AI at the Scholarly Communications Frontier (slides)
Understanding content, workflow and impact, to inform publishing and editorial decision-making
Founding Director, HighWire Press
2.20 Workshop Feedback
3.30 Conference Summary (slides)
Managing Consultant, Mosaic Search & Selection
3.45 Closing Keynote
Aligning Library Services with Researcher Needs (slides)
Dr Susan Gibbons
University Librarian & Deputy Provost, Yale University
4.30 End of Conference
Sponsors for the 2018 Conference
Ingenta is the world-leading provider of content solutions that transform business. Combining unmatched publishing knowledge, global operations, and customer support with a suite of commercial applications, content management platforms, advertising software and content services, Ingenta offers the industry’s only full spectrum of solutions to help publishers move their content forward.
Atypon is a technology partner to the scholarly publishing industry. Its content hosting and management platform, Literatum, improves publishers’ site traction and revenues by giving them direct control over how their content is displayed, promoted, and monetized.
HighWire Press, Inc. offers essential online publishing solutions to develop and deliver research publications and online learning products for academic and research communities. With offices in the US and the UK, HighWire provides strategic consulting, professional services and innovative open platform technologies to publishers and professional associations around the world.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals.
SpringerNature is the world’s largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world’s most influential journals, and a pioneer in the field of open research.
PageMajik is a publishing workflow management system that enmeshes all the individual steps of the publishing process and helps you optimize your
RedLink is an independent data company offering powerful, intuitive dashboards for libraries and publishers, unique sales prospecting engines for publishers, and editorial engagement tools for editors, authors, and readers.
MDPI has supported open access to knowledge, though journals, conferences and other initiatives for two decades. Sustainability, integrity, and building links with communities and institutions are integral to their work.
Kudos is a free platform for researchers to explain their work in plain language, and manage the communications around it – to understand which channels are most effective for broadening reach and impact.
Research Information is a bimonthly full-colour magazine, sent six times a year at no cost to publishing and information professionals.
Mosaic Search & Selection is an executive search firm, specialising in publishing and media in the UK and internationally.
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) is a global leader in content management, discovery and delivery solutions. Through its relationships with those who use and create content, CCC, and its subsidiaries RightsDirect and Ixxus, drive market-based solutions that fuel research, power publishing and respect copyright.
The Silverchair Platform provides distinctive online sites, unique products, and advanced technologies to STM and humanities publishers, professional societies, and the federal government, propelling their content to greater reach and impact.
Digital Science provides a portfolio of tools that work to make scientific research more efficient.
Wiley, a global research and learning company, partners with learned societies and supports researchers to communicate discoveries that make a difference. Wiley’s digital content, books and journals build on a 200-year heritage of quality publishing.
Sheridan is a leading publishing services partner and provider of the scholarly hosting platform, PubFactory, the only platform that fully supports journals, books, and custom digital assets.
Registration for the 2018 Conference
Registration for the 2018 Conference opened in mid October 2017, with a heavily discounted Super Early-Bird rate until the end of that month. The Early-bird rate ran throughout November.
By the end of November the event had over 60% of the total 2016 & 2017 registration levels; for the 2017 event, this level of registrations was only achieved by late January.
Special rates were available for Returning Delegates who attended the R2R Conference in 2016 or 2017 or the ASA Conference in 2014 or 2015. Discounted prices were also be offered to Librarians and Academics. Conference Sponsors also benefited from free or discounted places, depending on the sponsorship package selected.
The 2018 complete tariff shown further down this page.
The complete list of all ticket prices for the 2018 Conference is shown below.
|SUPER EARLY-BIRD – October|
|Regular Delegate (Both days) Super Early-bird Rate (REG-B-ES)||£ 300|
|Returning Delegate (Both days) Super Early-bird Rate (RET-B-ES)||£ 240|
|Librarian or Academic (Both days) Super Early-bird Rate (LOA-B-ES)||£ 155|
|Sponsor Discounted (Both days) Super Early-bird Rate (SPN-B-ES)||£ 240|
|EARLY-BIRD – November|
|Regular Delegate (Both days) Early-bird Rate (REG-B-EB)||£ 360|
|Regular Delegate (1st day only) Early-bird Rate (REG-1-EB)||£ 260|
|Regular Delegate (2nd day only) Early-bird Rate (REG-2-EB)||£ 240|
|Returning Delegate (Both days) Early-bird Rate (RET-B-EB)||£ 290|
|Returning Delegate (1st day only) Early-bird Rate (RET-1-EB)||£ 210|
|Returning Delegate (2nd day only) Early-bird Rate (RET-2-EB)||£ 185|
|Librarian or Academic (Both days) Early-bird Rate (LOA-B-EB)||£ 185|
|Librarian or Academic (1st day only) Early-bird Rate (LOA-1-EB)||£ 130|
|Librarian or Academic (2nd day only) Early-bird Rate (LOA-2-EB)||£ 120|
|Sponsor Discounted (Both days) Early-bird Rate (SPN-B-EB)||£ 290|
|Sponsor Discounted (1st day only) Early-bird Rate (SPN-1-EB)||£ 210|
|Sponsor Discounted (2nd day only) Early-bird Rate (SPN-2-EB)||£ 185|
|STANDARD – December, January & February|
|Regular Delegate (Both days) Standard Rate (REG-B-ST)||£ 450|
|Regular Delegate (1st day only) Standard Rate (REG-1-ST)||£ 330|
|Regular Delegate (2nd day only) Standard Rate (REG-2-ST)||£ 300|
|Returning Delegate (Both days) Standard Rate (RET-B-ST)||£ 360|
|Returning Delegate (1st day only) Standard Rate (RET-1-ST)||£ 260|
|Returning Delegate (2nd day only) Standard Rate (RET-2-ST)||£ 230|
|Librarian or Academic (Both days) Standard Rate (LOA-B-ST)||£ 230|
|Librarian or Academic (1st day only) Standard Rate (LOA-1-ST)||£ 165|
|Librarian or Academic (2nd day only) Standard Rate (LOA-2-ST)||£ 150|
|Sponsor Discounted (Both days) Standard Rate (SPN-B-ST)||£ 360|
|Sponsor Discounted (1st day only) Standard Rate (SPN-1-ST)||£ 260|
|Sponsor Discounted (2nd day only) Standard Rate (SPN-2-ST)||£ 235|
Accommodation was not included in the Conference registration fee, and needed to be booked independently by delegates for themselves. There was no recommended
Conference Hotel, although for the 2017 event many delegates chose to stay at the Hilton Euston, which is nearby. Hotels which have received generally positive reviews from our delegates include: Bloomsbury Town House, Megaro, Thistle Euston and Hilton Euston.