R2R Lifecycle

2020 Conference Programme 

The Programme for the 2020 Researcher to Reader Conference is currently being finalised and more information should be available in late October.  The Programme will feature thought-provoking content, with first class international speakers, panellists & moderators.

The Programme will run from approximately 9.30am to 5.30pm on Monday 24 February and 9.30am to 5pm on Tuesday 25 February.

The Programme is likely to include:

Keynote: Global Health Research & Communications

Dr Soumya Swaminathan
Chief Scientist at World Health Organisation


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

Tasha Mellins-Cohen
Director of Publishing at the Microbiology Society

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

Catriona Fennell
Director Publishing Services at Elsevier

Presentation: A Researcher’s View of Scholarly Communications

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

Presentation: From Data Policy Towards FAIR Data For All

Rebecca Grant
Research Data Manager at Springer Nature

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

Dr Laura Fogg-Rogers
Senior Lecturer in STEM Education and Communication at the University of the West of England

Presentation: Artificial Intelligence in Scholarly Information
A guide to the current landscape

Jim Longo
VP Product Management at Highwire

Presentation: 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

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

Ian Mulvany (moderator)
Head of Transformation Product Information at SAGE Publishing
Professor James Wilsdon
Director of Research Policy at Research on Research Institute (RoRI) and Professor at University of Sheffield
Dr Nicola Carr
Editor of the Probation Journal and Associate Professor in Criminology at the University of Nottingham
David Carr
Programme Manager – Open Research at The Wellcome Trust


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

Rick Anderson (moderator)
Dean for Collections & Scholarly Communication at Marriott Library, University of Utah
Plus two debate teams of two people each


Workshop: 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 (moderator)
Founder and Director at Research Consulting
Andrea Powell (moderator)
STM Outreach Director and Publisher Coordinator at Research4Life

Workshop: 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 (moderator)
Professor of English at The University of Findlay
Heather Staines (moderator)
Head of Partnerships at MIT Knowledge Futures Group

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

Christopher Kenneally (moderator)
Director of Content Marketing at Copyright Clearance Center

Workshop: 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 (moderator)
Director of Business Development at MPS Limited

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

Alicia Wise (moderator)
Consultant at Information Power