Programme

R2R Lifecycle

2020 Conference Programme 

The Programme for the 2020 Researcher to Reader Conference features thought-provoking content, with first class international speakers, panellists & moderators.

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The timetable is shown here, with more Programme information below.

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Monday 24 February 2020

Opening Keynote 

Research Ecosystem Dynamics:
Publication adaptation, evolution or extinction

Dr Jonathan Adams
Chief Scientist at the Institute for Scientific Information

Workshops: Introduction & First Meeting 

Laura Cox (moderator)
– Chief Financial and Operating Officer at Ringgold

Workshop A: Equitable OA in Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries
How do we ensure that a wholesale transition to OA improves equality rather than creating new barriers?

Rob Johnson
– Founder and Director at Research Consulting
Andrea Powell
– STM Outreach Director and Publisher Coordinator at Research4Life

Workshop B: Improving Peer Review Support for Researchers
How can Researchers, Librarians, Publishers, Funders, Editors and Research Managers work together to enhance the quality and efficiency of peer review?

Dr Christine Tulley
– Professor of English at The University of Findlay
Dr Heather Staines 
– Head of Partnerships at MIT Knowledge Futures Group

Workshop C: Transformative Agreement Collaboration
What are the best practices to support innovation and effectiveness in Transformative Agreements?

Christopher Kenneally
– Director of Content Marketing at Copyright Clearance Center
Scott Delman
– Director of Publications at the Association for Computing Machinery

Workshop D: Practicality and Purity – Commerce in the Academy
In what ways can both commercial and non-commercial organisations most usefully operate and collaborate in the scholarly communications ecosystem?

John Larrier
– Director of Business Development at MPS Limited

Workshop E: Open Access Price Transparency
What services are needed to clearly and effectively present transparent data about OA publishing and prices?

Dr Alicia Wise
– Consultant at Information Power
Chris Banks
– Assistant Provost & Director of Library Services at Imperial College London

Presentations: Open Access Models and Impacts

Open Access Models for Society Publishers
A framework for institutional Publish & Read deals

Tasha Mellins-Cohen 
– Director of Publishing at the Microbiology Society

Research4Life and OA
The impact on access to e-resources in Africa

Dr Solomon Derese
Senior Lecturer at the University of Nairobi

Debate: Journal & Article Metrics

Journal Brands and Impact Measures
The venue of its publication tells us nothing useful about the quality of a paper

Rick Anderson (moderator)
– Dean at Marriott Library, University of Utah
Dr Mike Taylor
– Software Guy at Index Data
Toby Green
– Managing Director at Coherent Digital
Pippa Smart
– Editor-in-Chief of Learned Publishing and Publishing Consultant
Dr Niall Boyce
– Editor of The Lancet Psychiatry

Presentations: Researcher Behaviours & Communication

Measuring Science Your Way

Dr Sabine Hossenfelder 
– Research Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies 

Catch 22 – Women Research Publishing
Improving female researcher visibility in peer review and publishing

Dr Laura Fogg-Rogers
– Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England

Workshops: Second Meeting                                                            

A:   Equitable OA in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
B:   Improving Peer Review Support for Researchers
C:   Transformative Agreement Collaboration
D:  Practicality and Purity – Commerce in the Academy
E:   Open Access Price Transparency

Tuesday 25 February 2020

Panel: Research Metrics

Assessing Social Research and Research Metrics
Looking beyond traditional modes of impact measurement

Caroline Porter (moderator)
– Executive Publisher at SAGE Publishing

Euan Adie
– CEO at Overton
David Carr
– Programme Manager at The Wellcome Trust
Professor James Wilsdon
– Director of Research Policy at RoR Institute

Workshops: Third Meeting

A:   Equitable OA in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
B:   Improving Peer Review Support for Researchers
C:   Transformative Agreement Collaboration
D:  Practicality and Purity – Commerce in the Academy
E:   Open Access Price Transparency

Presentations: Reproducibility & Reusability

Applying the Reproducibility Manifesto
How Elsevier journals used the manifesto for reproducible science by Munafò et al to benchmark its reproducibility programme

Catriona Fennell
– Director Publishing Services at Elsevier

From Data Policy Towards FAIR Data For All

Rebecca Grant
– Research Data Manager at Springer Nature

Presentations: Artificial Intelligence 

Artificial Intelligence in Scholarly Information
A guide to the current landscape

Jim Longo
– VP Product Management at Highwire

Using AI in the Academic Workflow
Why has the take-up of AI been so limited in the academic publishing workflow?

Michael Upshall
– Head of Business Development at UNSILO

Workshop Feedback

A:   Equitable OA in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
B:   Improving Peer Review Support for Researchers
C:   Transformative Agreement Collaboration
D:  Practicality and Purity – Commerce in the Academy
E:   Open Access Price Transparency

Conference Summary

Mark Allin
– Principal at ContentAll and former CEO at Wiley

Closing Keynote

Is free information a threat to freedom of information?

Richard Charkin
President of Bloomsbury China and President of The Book Society.