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ReConEvent 2017: Publishing for Early Career Researchers – Immortalisation, Recognition & Metrics

3rd April 2017
By Guest Author

This is a guest post authored by Graham Steel.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to ReConEvent (Research Conference) in Edinburgh this June! ReConEvent is designed to raise and discuss current issues to do with research communication in academia and beyond. These issues range from the use of metrics for evaluating research, access to publications, how to share and store data, government policy to how this affects careers and incentives for researchers. ReConEvent will include speakers from libraries, academics, publishers, people working in outreach and startups working in the research space.


A number of factors are influencing the way we communicate research in 2017 including new technologies, publishing policies, the variety of research outputs and the assessment of research impact. This conference aims to explore the evolution of research communication and the rising interest in the digital space with a focus on Early Career Researchers. What incentives are required for researchers to change how they communicate their work? How can researchers present and share their work in  the most efficient ways ? We have an excellent line-up of speakers again and the (tentative) programme is here The themes of our three session will be Publishing: Disruption and Evolution within the Industry, The Early Career Researcher Perspective: Science/Research Communication and finally, Metrics: What, Why, When ?

We ran four previous highly successful ReConEvent events on disruption in publishing in June 2013, June 2014, June 2015 at the University of Edinburgh and June 2016 at The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI). Each year, the conference attracted over 200 delegates including entrepreneurs, students, investors, freelancers, writers and publishers and was either broadcast live on the web and/or archived online within a day or two. You can view the videos/slides from last year’s conference here and a summary of the hackday here.

To register to attend this event, just click below.


P.S. We have a two speakers from the  Digital Science stable!


Dr Joanna Young

Jo is the founder and director of The Scientific Editing Company, a publishing services  and researcher training consultancy. Prior to this, she completed her Ph.D. and  postdoctoral research at the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. She is the author of several research publications, various blog posts and many tweets. She also runs the Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club and an annual careers conference for PhD students and postdocs, NEON21.

Graham Steel

Graham  has been actively involved in Patient Advocacy work in his spare time since  2001.  More recently, his activities have been focused mainly on Neurodegenerative conditions such as Motor Neurone Disease. He is also involved in advocating for Open Access/Science/Data/Education and acts in advisory capacities to  Open Knowledge International,  and the Public Library of Science (PLOS). As of January 2015, he acted as Community Manager (then Social Media Manager) for ContentMine.

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