New Funding Models at R2R

The Programme for the Researcher to Reader Conference on 23-24 February 2021 will feature a presentation on a new funding model for Open Access books. This workshop will be previewed at a free online session on Wednesday 3 February.

The presentation will describe a partnership between Central European University Press and COPIM to create an innovative business model for OA books.

Registration for the free online preview session, that will discuss plans for this presentation on Wednesday 3 February (and for other Conference previews on other dates) is available via this page:
https://r2rconf.com/2021/01/21/r2r-pre-conference-session-registration-is-open/

The Researcher to Reader Conference will be a fully-live and highly interactive online event, and registration is open here: https://r2rconf.com/r2r-registration/

Mark Carden
25 January 2021

Peer Review Workshop at R2R

The Programme for the Researcher to Reader Conference on 23-24 February 2021 will feature a workshop on Peer Review. This workshop will be previewed at a free online session on Monday 1 February.

The workshop participants will meet three times over the two-day Conference, to discuss the value and visibility of peer review beyond the journal. The workshop will be facilitated by Iratxe Puebla and Chris Graf.

Registration for the free online preview session, that will discuss plans for this workshop on Monday 1 February (and for other Conference previews on other dates), is available via this page:
https://r2rconf.com/2021/01/21/r2r-pre-conference-session-registration-is-open/

The Researcher to Reader Conference will be a fully-live and highly interactive online event, and registration is open here: https://r2rconf.com/r2r-registration/

Mark Carden
29 January 2021

Open Access Models Workshop at R2R

The Programme for the Researcher to Reader Conference on 23-24 February 2021 will feature a workshop on Open Access Models. This workshop will be previewed at a free online session on Wednesday 27 January.

The workshop participants will meet three times over the two-day Conference, to discuss the future of transformative agreements. The workshop will be facilitated by Tasha Mellins-Cohen and Stuart Taylor.

Registration for the free online preview session, that will discuss plans for this workshop on Wednesday 27 January (and for other Conference previews on other dates), is available via this page:
https://r2rconf.com/2021/01/21/r2r-pre-conference-session-registration-is-open/

The Researcher to Reader Conference will be a fully-live and highly interactive online event, and registration is open here: https://r2rconf.com/r2r-registration/

Mark Carden
26 January 2021

Inclusivity Panel at R2R

The Programme for the Researcher to Reader Conference on 23-24 February 2021 will feature a panel on Inclusivity. This workshop will be previewed at a free online session on Tuesday 26 January.

The panel will discuss with the Conference participants how publishers can use their power in the scholarly communications ecosystem to make their products and practices more inclusive.

Registration for the free online preview session, that will discuss plans for this panel on Tuesday 26 January (and for other Conference previews on other dates) is available via this page:
https://r2rconf.com/2021/01/21/r2r-pre-conference-session-registration-is-open/

The Researcher to Reader Conference will be a fully-live and highly interactive online event, and registration is open here: https://r2rconf.com/r2r-registration/

Mark Carden
25 January 2021

EBSCO returns as R2R Sponsor

We are very pleased to announce that EBSCO has returned as a sponsor of the Researcher to Reader Conference.  EBSCO has previously been a sponsor of the 2016, 2017 and 2020 R2R Conferences and we are very happy to be welcoming them back for 2021.

EBSCO provides discovery services, online research content (databases, archives, e-books, e-journals & e-packages) and subscription management services for all types of libraries. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc, a family-owned company since 1944. 

R2R is grateful for the support of our sponsors, which helps to make the Conference more affordable for our participants. Registration is open for the fully-live and highly interactive online Conference which will take place on 23-24 February. 

Mark Carden
22 January 2021

Academic Writing Workshop at R2R

The Programme for the Researcher to Reader Conference on 23-24 February 2021 will feature a workshop on Academic Writing. This workshop will be previewed at a free online session on Monday 25 January.

The workshop participants will meet three times over the two-day Conference, to discuss what constitutes ‘good’ academic writing, and work on ways to reduce barriers and increase diversity by improving the effectiveness of researcher authoring. The workshop will be facilitated by Christine Tulley, Sara Rouhi and Anna Sharman.

Registration for the free online preview session, that will discuss plans for this workshop on Monday 25 January (and for other Conference previews on other dates) is available via this page:
https://r2rconf.com/2021/01/21/r2r-pre-conference-session-registration-is-open/

The Researcher to Reader Conference will be a fully-live and highly interactive online event, and registration is open here: https://r2rconf.com/r2r-registration/

Mark Carden
22 January 2021

R2R Pre-Conference Session Registration is Open

Researcher to Reader 2021 is offering free online sessions in the weeks before the Conference, where registered and potential participants can meet some of the presenters and discuss their planned topic with them. Each session is likely to begin with a brief overview of the planned topic, followed by a general discussion amongst those participating the meeting. Each is planned to last for 30 minutes, but with an allowance for the conversation to continue for a whole hour if needed. They take place at 4 pm (UK) / 11 am (US Eastern) on the days listed below.

Registration is now open, and people can book their places by clicking on any of the links below.

Mon 25 Jan        
Workshop B: Academic Writing (Christine Tulley, Sara Rouhi & Anna Sharman)

Tue 26 Jan          
Panel: Inclusivity (Kim Eggleton)

Wed 27 Jan        
Workshop A: New OA Models (Tasha Mellins-Cohen & Stuart Taylor)

Thu 28 Jan         
Interviews: China Research and Publishing (Nicko Goncharoff)

Mon 1 Feb         
Workshop E: Peer Review (Iratxe Puebla & Chris Graf)

Tue 2 Feb           
Panel: Research Realities (Heather Staines)

Wed 3 Feb         
Presentation: Funding OA Books (Martin Eve & Frances Pinter)

Thu 4 Feb           
Panel: COVID-19 Rapid Review & Preprints (Sarah Greaves)

Wed 10 Feb       
Workshop C: Antiracist Framework (Jocelyn Dawson & Sabby Kaur)

Thu 11 Feb       
Workshop D: Usage Metrics (Lorraine Estelle & Catriona MacCallum)

More information on each if these Conference topics can be found in our Programme. These simple pre-Conference conversations will take place using the Zoom video conferencing application; the full R2R Conference will be using an online platform for the main event and a virtual room application for informal networking. Registration is also open for the Conference which will take place on 23-24 February. 

Mark Carden
21 January 2021

Wiley Becomes R2R Silver Sponsor

We are delighted to announce that Wiley has become a Silver Sponsor of the Researcher to Reader ConferenceWiley has previously been a sponsor of the 2016-2019 R2R Conferences and we are very happy to be welcoming them back at the Silver level for 2021.

Wiley is a global research and learning company with a 200-year heritage of quality publishing. Wiley partners with societies, universities, corporations and others to help researchers share the discoveries that move our world forward. As the #1 society publisher, the Wiley portfolio is rooted in the research community. And with over 750 society partners around the globe, Wiley helps institutions deliver best-in-class collections with value that goes beyond the content.

Registration is open for the fully-live and highly interactive online Conference which will take place on 23-24 February. 

Mark Carden
20 January 2021

R2R Free Research4Life Offer

Researcher to Reader has partnered with Research4Life to offer complimentary registration for 10 researchers or librarians from any of its eligible countries at the online R2R Conference on 23-24 February 2021. This initiative will facilitate participation by members of the global scholarly communications community in the live fully-interactive R2R Conference, enriching the international and cross-sectorial conversation that is the hallmark of this event.

The deadline for applications is Friday 29 January at 17:00 GMT, and applications can be made online here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NFXGPLR

Mark Carden
19 January 2021

Mosaic Renews as R2R Sponsor

We are very happy to announce that Mosaic Search & Selection have renewed their Bronze Sponsorship of the Researcher to Reader Conference. Mosaic has been a sponsor of R2R since the Conference started in 2016, and we are very grateful for their continuing support, which helps to keep our ticket prices down.

Mosaic has been providing international executive recruitment services for publishers and related organisations for over 20 years.  The Mosaic team uses their many years of sector and recruitment experience, and their professional executive search skills, to enable organisations to hire exceptional new talent cost-effectively and with minimal risk.

The fully-live and highly-interactive R2R Conference will take place on 23-24 February 2021. Registration is open here: https://r2rconf.com/r2r-registration/

Mark Carden
18 January 2021