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Joining Forces to Advance the Future of Research Communications

FORCE11 annual conference

FORCE2021 Sponsorship

Modified: Thu, 26 May 2022 13:51:19 +0000
Published: 26 May 2022

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Taylor Francis
Giga Science
our research
Exlibris Esploro


Moore Foundation
Alfred P  Sloan Foundation
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative



Sponsor Information

ISSN- Platinum Sponsor

A Short History of Serials – ISSN – FORCE2021 Platinum Sponsor

The ISSN International Center is an intergovernmental organization founded in 1975 by a treaty between France and UNESCO. It cooperates with ISSN National Centers in over 90 countries.

The main activities of the ISSN International Centre are to manage the ISSN Registry, the international, standardized database of print and online serial publications, to make ISSN data available on the ISSN Portal ( and develop associated services such as ROAD (, TAS ( and Keepers Registry (, to assign ISSN identifiers and create descriptive metadata for publications of international organizations and those produced in countries without a national centre.

ISSN data is used throughout the information chain by libraries, publishers, subscription agencies, researchers and knowledge seekers in general.

Crossref- Platinum Sponsor

Curvenote- Gold Sponsor

Curvenote is a collaborative writing tool designed for open-science and reproducibility. Create and edit technical content in real-time — including equations, references, figures, and interactive plots from Jupyter — work iteratively, incorporate feedback, then export to any journal template.

eLife- Gold Sponsor

eLife is a non-profit organisation created by funders and led by researchers. Our mission is to accelerate discovery by operating a platform for research communication that encourages and recognises the most responsible behaviours. We aim to publish work of the highest standards and importance in all areas of biology and medicine while exploring creative new ways to improve how research is assessed and published. 

PLOS- Gold Sponsor

PLOS is a nonprofit, Open Access publisher empowering researchers to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication. Since our founding in 2001, PLOS journals have helped break boundaries in research communication to provide more opportunities, choice, and context for researchers and readers.

Taylor & Francis- Gold Sponsor

Taylor & Francis Group is a business that is centred on creating, serving and sustaining diverse expert communities of researchers and other knowledge makers to maximise the contribution and impact of their work. As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks and reference works, our content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Science, Technology and Medicine, and our key components include Taylor & Francis, Routledge, CRC Press, F1000 Research and Dovepress.

RIO Journal- Gold Sponsor

Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO Journal) is a cross-disciplinary, open-science-driven scholarly journal designed to fill a niche that had long been neglected in scholarly communications: the formal publication of early, intermediate and generally ‘unconventional’ research outcomes alongside traditional research papers. To do so, the journal accommodates the complete research cycle, including grant proposals, data management plans, project deliverables, reports, policy briefs or conference materials, which can then also be easily contextualised within a topical or project-branded collection. All articles are mapped to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

figshare- Gold Sponsor

Figshare is a leading repository platform for storing, sharing, and citing research outputs including papers, theses, data, and more.

Gigascience Press- Gold Sponsor

GigaScience Press is an Open Science publisher demonstrating innovative new ways to publish reproducible, open and FAIR research. Our flagship journal GigaScience is an award winning data-driven journal, published in partnership with OUP. Our newest journal, GigaByte, focuses on rapid publication of smaller datasets, software tools and research updates with novel dynamic features.

Frontiers- Gold Sponsor

Founded in 2007, Frontiers is an award-winning open science publishing platform. The ninth largest and the third most cited research publisher globally, Frontiers is proud to bring out high-quality, peer-reviewed scientific research across more than 1,000 academic disciplines. Using the latest technology, platforms, and services, our team of more than 1,000 employees aims to unlock science through open-access. Frontiers’ mission is to make scientific research universally and freely accessible through open access and to accelerate scientific and technological innovation, societal progress and economic growth.

OurResearch- Gold Sponsor

OurResearch makes tools that make research more open. Our open-source tools (Unpaywall, Unsub, OpenAlex, others) are used by millions every day, in universities, businesses, and libraries worldwide, to uncover, connect, and analyze research products.

Dryad- Gold Sponsor

Dryad is an open data publishing platform and community dedicated to the re-use of all research data. Going strong with tens of thousands of datasets from institutions, journals, disciplines and regions from around the world, Dryad looks forward to continuing our collaboration with others in the space to realise the full potential of data sharing for accelerating research and discovery. 

Ex Libris- Gold Sponsor

At Ex Libris, we believe in the value of education and research.

Our suite of research information management solutions enables institutions to match scholars with funding opportunities, capture research data, showcase expertise, and get actionable insights.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors and funders have always been a big part of the FORCE11 community; in acknowledgment of this support, we have designed packages that will allow for maximum visibility before, during, and after the FORCE2021 Conference.

Sponsorship opportunities are available on a few levels: PLATINUM, and GOLD sponsors, or Donations in any amount.

Platinum Sponsor will receive the following benefits:

  • Short video recording of a poster presentation that may be streamed at the conference and available on the conference webpage
  • Organization logo, description and website link from FORCE2021 Conference website
  • Organization logo on publicity materials
  • Organization logo on virtual signage
  • Organization logo slides on the main session screen

Gold Sponsor will receive the following benefits:

  • Organization logo, description and website link from FORCE2021 Conference website
  • Organization logo on publicity materials
  • Organization logo on virtual signage
  • Organization logo slides on the main session screen

Donors will receive the following benefits:

  • Organization mentioned on the FORCE2021 Conference website (there is a possibility of a logo also being added, contact us to discuss if desired)
  • Organization mentioned at the Conference opening session


PAYMENT POLICY: All sponsorships must be paid in full prior to the start of the event. Sponsorships requiring invoices for late payment will be charged 10% interest commencing 60 days following the issue date of any unpaid invoice. Thank you.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Please see EVENTBRITE SPONSORSHIP PAGE for the cancellation policy.

SPONSOR POSTER POLICY: Sponsor posters should clearly identify the sponsor. These are peer reviewed posters and subject to program committee review.

OTHER: FORCE11 reserves the right to prohibit, in whole or in part, any exhibit, advertisement or sponsorship that it deems to be inappropriate. The sponsor agrees not to display or disseminate any material that in the opinion of FORCE11 is unsuitable.