Last Thursday, Wiley publishers brought their workshop on How to publish successfully in an open research world to the University of Bristol. The Wiley team worked closely with members of the UKRN in Bristol to design and organise the event, and it all seemed to come effortlessly together on the day.

Discussing topics of authorship and feedback, the team from Wiley engaged the audience with ideas on how to consolidate their research profile on ORCiD, as well as ensure that CRediT is duly given to all contributors in a project. They also covered benefits of Registered Reports and preprints as a means of getting feedback, provoking enthusiastic discussion from the attendees. The occasion provided a great platform for people from a wide range of disciplines to discuss opinions and concerns; with lively exchanges occurring at every table, everyone was able to explore the topics and raise questions.

In the end, time constraints left many wanting further opportunities for debate, testifying to the interest of the group, as well as the complexity of the matters (thinking particularly about Registered Reports). Fortunately, there was ample opportunity for conversations to be continued at the well-attended reception, which ended up lasting longer than the workshop itself! On behalf of the UKRN, I would like to thank the team from Wiley for their commitment to encouraging critical discourse on research and publishing practices.

Written by Hugo Pedder

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