Call for Submissions: RDAP 2020 Special Issue

Call for Submissions: RDAP 2020 Special Issue

The Research Data Access and Preservation Association (RDAP) and the Journal of eScience Librarianship (JeSLIB) are pleased to continue their partnership and announce that there will be a Special Issue published by JeSLIB for the 2020 RDAP Summit.

The 2020 Special Issue will focus on the Summit’s themes, “Connecting Through Data”, considering how different communities are impacted by our systems, technology, values, and practices, who our communities are by and for, and to look at data services through a critical lens.

This is an open submissions call, and we encourage all presenters (talk, poster, presentation), especially first-time presenters, to submit. We are also encouraging new and veteran RDAP Summit attendees to write and submit Commentaries to the special issue – it’s a great way to jump into scholarly publishing! Guidelines for authors can be found at Please read and follow these instructions carefully when preparing your manuscript.

Need help getting started? Thea Atwood and Kristine Lee gave a wonderful presentation at RDAP 2019 on “Turning Your Poster or Presentation into an Article.” View their super helpful slides:  

To submit your paper, go to

Your manuscript will be subject to a full, double-blind peer review process and copy editing. Commentaries are not peer reviewed but are read and edited by the guest editors and editor-in-chief.

Along with submitting the paper you should also submit a cover letter clearly explaining the paper’s premise and additional changes or submissions made to presentation content when writing the paper.

The schedule for this special issue is as follows:

  • June 5, 2020 – Submission deadline
  • June 8 – July 31, 2020 – Peer review and notification of decision
  • September 11, 2020 – Revised manuscript deadline
  • September 2020 – Copyediting
  • October 2020 – Processing and publication

Please note acceptance of all articles/commentaries is not guaranteed, although we hope that all authors whose manuscripts are of high quality will be accepted.

JeSLIB Editorial Team

Regina Raboin, Editor-in-Chief, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Sally Gore, Associate Editor, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Julie Goldman, Managing Editor, Harvard Medical School

Lisa Palmer, Distribution Editor, University of Massachusetts Medical School

RDAP “Ask me Anything” town hall – Oct. 30

RDAP “Ask me Anything” town hall on “Thriving as a Data Information Professional”

Dear Colleagues,

The RDAP Education and Resource Committee invites you to join in the first of the “Ask me Anything” town hall meetings on the topic of “Thriving as a Data Information Professional” to share your experiences and expertise and to get help for questions you have about your daily work as a data information professional. If you are considering data information literacy as a part or the whole of your future profession or are already in the field, you have questions that need answers or have experiences and expertise that can answer someone else’s question. Please join your RDAP colleagues on Oct 30th from 3:30 to 4:30 EST via the following link for what promises to be a lively discussion on the vast world of being a data information professional.

On behalf of the committee,

Amy Koshoffer – co-chair
Christy Ann Wiley – co-chair
RDAP Education and Resource Committee

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RDAP Town Hall September 26, 2019 – 1PM EST

RDAP Association Town Hall – September 2019

RDAP Town Hall

The RDAP board is hosting a Town Hall Meeting Thursday, Sept 26 at 1 pm EST.

Find out what’s going on with the association, including the work we are doing and where we are going. RDAP Town Halls are a great, informal way for the community to interact with the Board.

To connect, follow this link:

Thank you!
RDAP Association Executive Board

RDAP Happenings, April 2019

RDAP Happenings, April 2019: Summit Update, Membership, Executive Board Nominations, and Town Hall Date

RDAP Summit

We look forward to seeing everyone at RDAP Summit in Miami on May 15-17. This is our first Summit as an independent professional association AND RDAP’s 10th Summit! The program is published on RDAP website.

Thank you to the Conference Planning Committee for its efforts to be more inclusive this year. This includes an updated Code of Conduct, access to a lactation space during the conference, a ramp for stage access, a gender neutral bathroom, guidance to presenters on how to make presentations more accessible, and more! Please contact us with any questions or additional accommodation requests.

RDAP and JeSLIB will again partner for a special conference issue of the journal. Details of the call for submissions will go out soon. We also encourage those interested to register for the Summit’s Friday morning workshop on turning a presentation or poster into an article; the session will be lead by the RDAP’s Publishing Committee, many of whom are associated with JeSLIB.

Continue reading “RDAP Happenings, April 2019”

RDAP Summit: More rooms available at Sheraton and Marriott

More rooms available at Sheraton and Marriott

Sleeping Room Guidelines: Please have your attendees make their reservation on or before April 23rd, 2019 by calling 1-800-228-9290 or 1-800-503-0598 or with the online link below:

Book your group rate for RDAP Summit Room Block

Four Points Sheraton

Miami Marriott Dadeland

Event Summary
RDAP Summit Room Block Start Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019
End Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Last Day to Book: Tuesday, April 23, 2019

For more information about the RDAP Summit registration and booking rates see the 2019 RDAP Summit registration information page.