Research publication never slowed down while the Earth stood still as COVID crisscrossed international borders in multiple waves. The numbers of submissions and publications continuously grew while most productions of modern societies dwindled. At the same time, the long-foretold paradigm shift has happened before our eyes. Modes of publication and research collaboration have undergone rapid fundamental changes. In these uncertain times, change and greater openness remain the only constant. See the Future 2021 Virtual Conference will focus on these vital aspects of research publication and once again challenge our preconceptions.
Here are some of the sessions planned just for you:
Listen to Nobel Laureate Professor Randy Schekman speaking from personal experience about the importance of collaboration and openness in basic science and research publication.
Learn about international research collaboration in the post-COVID era by Professor Richard de Grijs, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macquarie University.
Know more about the future perspectives of research and publication from Professor Seeram Ramakrishna, a highly cited researcher (HCR), who is currently serving as Director, Center for Nanotechnology & Sustainability, National University of Singapore.
Aimee Nixon (Publisher) and Damaris Critchlow (Head of Publication Ethics) from MDPI will address how review and editorial processes are upheld in open access publication.
Attend an informative session by Peter Harrison, Senior Vice President, Physical Sciences Journals, Elsevier, and hear him speak about the evolving role of a publisher in supporting the research and publication cycle.
Sarah Greaves, STM Publishing Consultant and Former Publisher – Nature, will talk about the rapid changes in the publication process and a brave new world that researchers need to embrace.
Professor Jerry Wind, Director of the Wharton Fellows Program, University of Pennsylvania, will discuss the urgency for interdisciplinary studies and the importance of not being boxed in a single discipline.
Warwick Dawson (Director, Knowledge Exchange), Yuan Wang (UNSW Torch Innovation Precinct and Conjoint Senior Lecturer in the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering), and Sara Hagh (Research Engagement Director, Faculty of Engineering and IT) from The University of New South Wales & University of Technology – Sydney, will open up career paths outside the ivory tower for you and share how they transitioned into research management.
Professor Roger Watson (Department of Nursing, University of Hull and Editor-in-Chief of Nursing Education in Practice, Elsevier) will share his personal four rules of writing for publication in top-notch journals from the point of view of an Editor-in-Chief.
The virtual program includes a keynote session, live webinars, panel discussions, online presentations and interactive Q&A sessions with top professionals in research, research education and publishing sectors.