Atypon Renews as Silver Sponsor

We are delighted to announce that Atypon has renewed their Silver Sponsorship of the Researcher to Reader Conference. Atypon has been a Silver Sponsor of all five of our previous Conferences, and we are very grateful for their continuing support.

Atypon develops publishing technologies for getting mission-critical content into the hands of the practitioners and researchers who need it most. Atypon’s online publishing and website development tools let publishers manage, deliver, and monetize all of the content they distribute—from standards and scholarly articles to online courses and videos. Atypon’s tools for researchers let them easily author, discover, and access the content they need. Founded in 1996, Atypon is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with over 470 staff in 9 offices around the world.

Registration is open for the fully-live and highly interactive Conference which will take place on 23-24 February in London and Online. Researcher to Reader has been describing how the Conference will be a real and immersive event, in a series of ‘frequently asked questions’ messages on Twitter.

Mark Carden
15 January 2021

Ringgold Returns as R2R Sponsor

We are delighted to announce that Ringgold is returning as a sponsor of the Researcher to Reader Conference for 2021. Ringgold was R2R‘s first ever sponsor, and they have supported every single Conference since our opening event in 2016.

Ringgold maintains a global, multi-sector database of organizations complete with relationship hierarchies, multiple standard identifiers, and deep metadata that allows anyone with a need for trustworthy information to simplify, understand, and navigate the complex world of research and scholarly publishing.

We are very grateful for Ringgold’s support, helping to keep the R2R Conference affordable for all members of the scholarly communications community.

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

Mark Carden
17 December 2020

R2R Debate Proposition Announced

We are pleased to be able to announce the proposition for the Debate at the Researcher to Reader Conference on 23-24 February 2021. The proposition will be:

“Resolved: Journal publishers should pay academics for providing peer review.”

The debate will be a reasoned but impassioned argument on the merits (or otherwise) of the proposition, conducted in a formal manner by two opposing teams of debaters. The Conference participants will join in, by voting on the proposition before and after the debate, and by asking questions. We plan to announce the debate teams shortly, but would also welcome last-minute volunteers or recommendations.

Videos of previous debates are available on YouTube:
2020 Debate: The venue of its publication tells us nothing useful about the quality of a paper
2019 Debate: Sci-Hub is doing more good than harm to scholarly communication

The debate forms part of our lively and interactive Programme for the hybrid R2R Conference which will be a full two-day collegiate meeting, in contrast to the passive afternoon webinars that have been commonplace recently. As well as the debate, the programme includes workshops, panels, an interactive participant survey and much more.

Registration is open now, with discounts available for academics and librarians. Prompt registration for this hybrid event is risk-free, there is no need to choose between online or physical participation, and full refunds are available until the end of January.

Mark Carden
15 December 2020

Karger Sponsors R2R 2021

We are delighted to announce that Karger Publishers has returned as a Bronze Sponsor of the Researcher to Reader Conference.

Karger Publishers is a worldwide publisher of scientific and medical content based in Basel, Switzerland. Connecting and advancing health sciences since 1890, Karger has been continuously evolving, keeping pace with the current developments and shifts in research and publishing. The publishing house is dedicated to serving the information needs of the scientific community, clinicians and patients with publications of high-quality content and services in health sciences. Karger Publishers has 240 employees and is present in 15 countries around the globe.

We are very grateful for Karger’s support, helping to keep the R2R Conference affordable for all members of the scholarly communications community.

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

Mark Carden
4 December 2020

RSC Goes For Gold At R2R

The Royal Society of Chemistry has upgraded their support for the Researcher to Reader Conference to take the unique Gold Sponsor position.

We were delighted to have been able to announce the RSC returning as a Silver Sponsor in November following the great support provided for R2R 2020. We are now extra grateful for their increased support for the upcoming fully-live, highly-interactive hybrid event scheduled for 23-24 February.

The Royal Society of Chemistry is an international organisation connecting chemical scientists with each other, with other scientists, and with society as a whole. Founded in 1841, the RSC has an international membership. The RSC uses the surplus from their global publishing and knowledge business to give thousands of chemical scientists the support and resources required to make vital advances in chemical knowledge. The RSC is a catalyst for the chemistry that enriches our world.

The full Programme for the 2021 Conference on 23-24 February has been announced and Registration is open.

Mark Carden
3 December 2020

R2R Registrations Are Higher

We are delighted to announce that registrations for the 2021 Researcher to Reader Conference are higher (at the end of the October/November early-bird period) than they were at the same time last year. This is a great display of confidence that R2R will be able to deliver its outstanding levels of quality and interactivity in a hybrid environment. People are desperate for a real conference where people can talk to each other, and R2R will be delivering exactly that on 23-24 February 2021.

Registration continues to be open, with great discounts available for librarians and academics.

Mark Carden
2 December 2020

R2R Full Programme Announced

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The Researcher to Reader Conference is pleased to announce the Programme for its annual two-day event on 23-24 February 2021. This event is planned to be a fully-live and highly-interactive hybrid conference, with physical participants in London (where possible) and online participants from all over the world. In keeping with the strong reputation that R2R has for facilitating an interactive dialogue within the whole scholarly communications community, the intensive two-day event will include collaborative hybrid workshops and the opportunity for both online and physical networking.

Early-bird discounts are still available until the end of November.

Mark Carden
25 November 2020

RSC Returns as R2R Silver Sponsor

The Researcher to Reader Conference is delighted to have the Royal Society of Chemistry return as a Silver Sponsor for the 2021 hybrid Conference. RSC provided sponsorship support for R2R 2020, as well as facilitating the participation of researchers from Africa, and we are grateful for their continuing support for the event.

The Royal Society of Chemistry is an international organisation connecting chemical scientists with each other, with other scientists, and with society as a whole. Founded in 1841, the RSC has an international membership. The RSC uses the surplus from their global publishing and knowledge business to give thousands of chemical scientists the support and resources required to make vital advances in chemical knowledge. The RSC is a catalyst for the chemistry that enriches our world.

We are grateful for the support from all of our sponsors, which helps to make the Conference affordable for all members of the scholarly communications community.

Registration for the 2021 Conference, on 23-24 February, is open, and the Programme is on our website.

Mark Carden
16 November 2020

Aries Returns as R2R 2021 Sponsor

We are delighted to announce that Aries has renewed their sponsorship of the Researcher to Reader Conference for the new Hybrid event taking place in London and Online on 23-24 February 2021.

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 solutions enable the submission, peer review, and content management of high-value documents, and are used 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 for the 2021 Conference, on 23-24 February in London is open.

Mark Carden
13 November 2020