Register for or Renew a Research Network Membership

If you are interested in becoming a Research Network Member but are unsure where to begin, let us assist you with this step by step guide.

Step-by-Step Guide

As a member of the Research Network, you have access to a broad range of tools and resources to use in your own work.

What are the Research Network Membership Benefits?
  • Personal electronic subscription to the complete journal collection for one year after the conference (all past and current issues).
  • Personal electronic subscription to the book series for one year after the conference.
  • One article submission per year for peer review and possible publication in any of the journals in the collection.
  • Participation as a reviewer in the peer review process and the potential to be listed as a Reviewer of the journal after reviewing three or more articles.
  • Subscription to the monthly research network email newsletter, containing news and information for and from the research network. Ability to add a video presentation to the research network YouTube channel, whether or not it was presented in person at the conference or is published in the journal.
  • Access to the Scholar "social knowledge" platform: free use of Scholar as your personal profile and publication portfolio page, as a place to interact with peers and forms communities that avoids the clutter and commercialism of other social media, with optional feeds to Facebook and Twitter. Use Scholar in your classes—for class interactions in its Community space, multimodal student writing in its Creator space, and managing student peer review, assessment, and sharing of published students’ works in its Publisher space. Contact us to request Publisher permissions for Scholar.

Step One:

To register for or renew a Research Network Membership, first navigate to the website for the conference you will be attending and select "About" from the menu along the top of the screen, then select "Become a Member". Once this page has loaded, scroll down to the bottom of the page and select "Join the Network" for the year you are interested in joining. This will lead you into CGPublisher, where you have two options:

Please Note: If you are registering for a membership in order to have your article published, you must register for the year that you submitted your proposal (ex: if your proposal number is X14P0223 then you must register for a 2014 research network membership)

Option One: Previous User (if you are not a previous user, please move on to option 2)

If you have submitted a proposal to the conference, have previously attended a conference, or have a previous research network membership, please type the email address and password affiliated with that proposal or registration into the box that says Option 1 and select Log in Now. Then, proceed to step 2.

Option Two: New User

If you do not have a proposal or a registration for a previous conference, use option 2 to fill in your name and contact details before scrolling down to complete your registration:


Move on to step two.


Step Two:

Scroll down to complete your registration by first selecting your registration type: either Regular Research Network Membership or Student Research Network Membership (Full-time students only):


  • Continue through the registration page, providing your contact details and an alternative email address (optional)
  • Select your payment method and, if you have chosen to pay by credit card, supply your card information. Please be sure to double check the information before you submit your proposal. You are also welcome to pay by check or bank transfer.
  • Once you have completed the form select the “Move to Confirmation” button

Step Three:

You will be directed to a confirmation screen. Please double check all of your information here before selecting “Submit Registration” :



Step Four:

Option 1: If you have registered as an existing user, then you will be taken to a final confirmation screen. This screen contains your registration number, as well as important information about supplying payment information. You will ALSO receive a confirmation email containing this information. Please note: Common Ground processes all credit cards manually. If you have provided Credit Card information during this process, then we have received your payment information. Your confirmation email may give you instructions on how to provide payment information, however, disregard this if you have already done so. You will receive an emailed receipt once your payment has been processed.

Option 2: If you have created a new CGPublisher account during this process, you will be directed to an “account pending confirmation” screen:


If you see this screen then your Research Network Membership registration has been submitted and you will receive a confirmation email. Before you can view your registration, you will need to follow the instructions in your account confirmation email in order to activate your account and confirm your registration.

FAQs

When should I register?

You may register for a Research Network Membership at any time. If you are registering for a membership in order to have your article published, then you may wait to register until after your referee reports have been returned.

What is a Research Network Membership?

As a member of the Research Network, you have access to a broad range of tools and resources to use in your own work: electronic access to the full journal and book collections; a full Scholar account, offering an innovative online space for collaborative learning in your classes or for broader collaborative interaction with colleagues (within a research project or across the globe); and you can contribute to the development and formalization of the ideas and works of others—as a journal or book reviewer, as a conference participant, and as a contributor to the newsletters and community dialogue.

What are the Research Network Membership Benefits?

Personal electronic subscription to the complete journal collection for one year after the conference (all past and current issues). Personal electronic subscription to the book series for one year after the conference. One article submission per year for peer review and possible publication in any of the journals in the collection. Participation as a reviewer in the peer review process and the potential to be listed as a Reviewer of the journal after reviewing three or more articles. Subscription to the monthly community email newsletter, containing news and information for and from the knowledge community. Ability to add a video presentation to the Research Network YouTube channel, whether or not it was presented in person at the conference or is published in the journal. Access to the Scholar "social knowledge" platform: free use of Scholar as your personal profile and publication portfolio page, as a place to interact with peers and forms communities that avoids the clutter and commercialism of other social media, with optional feeds to Facebook and Twitter. Use Scholar in your classes—for class interactions in its Community space, multimodal student writing in its Creator space, and managing student peer review, assessment, and sharing of published students’ works in its Publisher space. Contact us to request Publisher permissions for Scholar.