Building Research Collaboration in Global Environments

Sponsored by Springer Nature
Recorded on 11/02/2023

Posted in Scholarly Communication and Research

How can editorial teams and librarians help facilitate global research collaboration?

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Good collaboration is important for success in many areas of our lives and is absolutely essential for research. Collaboration is the logical choice for institutions and researchers and has become increasingly commonplace. The number of authors per publication has increased across all disciplines since the 1980s, and international collaboration has been found to have increased from 14% to 24% of papers.

Join this one-hour webinar presented by Springer Nature, Choice, and the ACRL, where our guests Rebecca Cooney, PhD, Chief Editor of Nature Mental Health, and Simon Baker, Chief Editor of Nature Index, will be sharing latest insights and discussing the following topics:

  • Data insights on current research trends globally
  • Collaboration and big science
  • Current findings about global North-South collaboration
  • How science in cities can benefit rural areas through collaboration
  • The benefits of collaboration
  • Facilitating research collaboration from editorial perspective
  • Roles that librarians and information managers can play to support their researchers


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    Rebecca Cooney

    Chief EditorNature Mental Health

    Rebecca “Bek” Cooney is the Chief Editor of Nature Mental Health. Before joining the Nature Group in 2022, she served as the North American Executive Editor of The Lancet and the Assistant Editor of The Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. She received her PhD in Psychology from Stanford University in 2007, where her work focused on the neural basis of mood and anxiety disorders and rumination in depression using fMRI. She subsequently trained as a postdoctoral fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University, where she studied inhibitory function in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Her research interests include a broad range of topics in psychology and psychiatry, but particularly, mood disorders, clinical trials, and public health policy. Bek is based in Nature’s New York office and lives in Brooklyn with her family. Email:

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    Simon Baker

    Chief Editor Nature Index

    Simon Baker is Chief Editor of Nature Index, where he leads on producing editorial content using insights from the Nature Index database, which tracks research in a selection of high-quality journals. Before joining Springer Nature, he was data editor, and before that news editor, at Times Higher Education, a print and online publication covering the higher education and research sectors. He has also worked for the Press Association, the UK’s main news agency, as a reporter and news editor. He studied economics and politics at the University of Bristol and newspaper journalism at City, University of London. Simon is based in London, where he lives with his family.

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