About R&D Today
R&D managers face many challenges and sources of objective, practical help can be in short supply. R&D Today aims to make world-leading knowledge and expertise more widely accessible and to encourage the sharing of ideas between practitioners and academics.
The website is managed by the Research and Development Management Association (RADMA) and includes a number of themes that have been co-edited by guest editors, including a practitioner and an academic for each, to create a useful resource while stimulating debate about new developments.
Many of the topics have been selected as they provide a framework for the field, but increasingly we are adding topics that have been covered as special issues in the R&D Management journal or as tracks in the R&D Management Conference. See more about our themes here.
If you would like to contribute a post to R&D Today please take a look at our guidelines here.
R&D Today is the outreach website for RADMA and aims to create awareness of interesting practice, thinking and research in the field of R&D management.
Gain impact with a contribution
Contributing a post to R&D Today helps authors to gain a wider readership for their papers. It encourages citations and counts towards their Altmetric Attention Score.
This, and other consequent interactions, can be used to provide evidence of the impact of research results, which is increasingly important to research funders in their assessment processes.
To see the types of content we publish, take a look around the site.
Guide for contributors
You may like to contribute a post or an article about an area of R&D that is of interest to you – perhaps a trend, or a useful tool, or a disruptive approach, or something that you have read recently that you thought was good and would like to share.
The most important factor is that contributions should be of interest and relevance to practising R&D managers.
Below are examples of different approaches that authors have taken as suggestions but the format is fluid.
1. Exploring an issue
Sharing best practice and experience – The cost of time in R&D projects
2. Promoting author’s own paper
An article on R&D Today can help to increase awareness and impact:
3. Review of a paper that you think would be useful to others
The ideal post is a useful summary and provides learning points, you gain something from reading it but if you want more depth there is a link to the paper.
The content should be objective, non-promotional and is published subject to the editors’ discretion.
You can submit using the details on the contact page of R&D Today – include a bio of yourself or link to your online presence, an image or photograph (with copyright details) and a link to the paper or resource as appropriate.