5 - 6 Dec 2017 Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH

Pre-Conference Event

Challenges in the scholarly publishing cycle

Pre-conference event

Research Information is to host its first one-day conference, in partnership with London Info International

‘The day will provide an opportunity to strengthen working practices and partnerships’

Challenges in the Scholarly Publishing Cycle is an interactive one-day conference for publishers, information professionals and academics, to be held on Monday 4 December at the Business Design Centre, London.

Organised by Research Information magazine, in partnership with London Info International (LII), this one-day event, forming a pre-conference day to London Info International itself, will address the most difficult issues in scholarly publishing from the perspectives of three key stakeholder groups – publishers, information professionals and academics.

Building on a specially-commissioned piece of research, to be outlined in the opening keynote, the day will provide representatives from each of the three sectors an understanding of problems faced by those in the other stakeholder groups, and give an opportunity to strengthen working practices and partnerships among all parties.

Content for the day is being arranged by the team at Research Information, led by Tim Gillett (editor) and Warren Clark (publisher).

Confirmed speakers so far include: Anthony Watkinson of CIBER Research; Jessica Clemons, associate university librarian for research, education, and outreach at University at Buffalo, USA; Roger Schonfeld, director of the library and scholarly communication program at Ithaka S+R; Carolyn Kirby, open access sales manager, EMEA at Taylor & Francis Group; and Lyubomir Penev, managing director and founder of Pensoft Publishers.

‘Research Information is perfectly positioned at the centre of the ever-changing world of scholarly publishing,’ said Gillett. ‘We’re using our experience of year-round coverage of key themes affecting publishers, librarians and researchers – both online at www.researchinformation.info and in the pages of our magazine – together with the numerous personal interactions the team have had at events, conferences and exhibitions around the world, to create a unique forum for all three stakeholder groups to share collaborative ideas.’

‘Our aim is to get representatives from publishers, librarians and academics to talk about their challenges with each of the other two groups, and include real-world examples of how collaboration has improved processes within the scholarly publishing cycle,’ added Clark.

Delegate booking is open, priced at £195 for the one-day event, or may be purchased as part of a package with London Info International. Visit our booking page for more details.