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 https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/jeslib/styleguide.html. 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: https://tufts.box.com/s/ndnlczxgkenb7480d4wf5ln8zuq5u9wd  

To submit your paper, go to https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/cgi/submit.cgi?context=jeslib

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 Commentaries are not peer reviewed but are read and edited by the guest editors and editor-in-chief.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 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.

Registration Open for 2019 Research Data Access and Preservation Summit

Registration for the regular program (May 15-16) and workshops (May 17) is now open. 

The 2019 Research Data Access and Preservation Summit will be at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL from May 15-17, 2019. The theme is Building Communities: how different communities are impacted by our systems, technology, values, and practices; who our communities are by and for; and data services examined through a critical lens.

See the program

Register for RDAP Summit 2019

For the first time, the RDAP Summit will be run by the RDAP Association, an independent professional organization formed last year by past RDAP Summit attendees to support the community of research data management professionals. We would like to ask you to become an official voting member of the RDAP Association. This year, we are not charging a membership fee. Instead, we are asking for a donation from you based on what you feel membership in the RDAP Association is worth.

More information about membership

See you in Miami!

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