Open Access : How Times Change

Posted on 21 October 2020 by CardiffUniOA

Written by guest blogger Julie Browne, Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, Cardiff University / Co-Chair of Cardiff University Press Editorial Board In 2005 I was the managing editor of a medical education journal that was published by one of the ‘big five’ publishers, with an annual turnover of hundreds of thousands of pounds. As part
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Celebrating International Open Access Week 2020

Posted on 19 October 2020 by CardiffUniOA

Current events have highlighted the importance of making research publications openly available to all readers. To celebrate the first day of International Open Access Week 2020 we have put together a special edition of our OA infographic focusing on the last 12 months. International Open Access Week is a global, community-driven week of action to promote the
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Cardiff University signs the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)

Posted on 13 November 2019 by CardiffUniOA

  Cardiff University announced today that they have signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) and are committed to the adoption of its recommendations. DORA’s recommendations call for institutions to: “Be explicit about the criteria used to reach hiring, tenure, and promotion decisions, clearly highlighting, especially for early-stage investigators, that the scientific content
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Valuing Open Research

Posted on 25 October 2019 by CardiffUniOA

Written by Gill Bristow, Dean of Research, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Cardiff University. The theme of this year’s Open Access week – ‘equity in open knowledge’ – serves as a powerful reminder that at the heart of the open access movement is the idea that all knowledge should be shared freely, and
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Open Access, publishers and PhD theses

Posted on 24 October 2019 by CardiffUniOA

Written by Louise Harrington, Assistant Repository Manager In my first ever post for this blog, I briefly touched on concerns that students and supervisors have regarding the online availability of the thesis, and whether that would impact negatively on their chances of securing a publishing deal. It is a common fear that if your research
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Cardiff University Press officially launches Open Access monograph publishing programme

Posted on 23 October 2019 by CardiffUniOA

As a one hundred per cent Open Access publisher, Cardiff University Press chose Open Access week for it’s new monograph publishing programme official launch event, which took place at the University today. The Press’s first book Deconstructing Martial Arts written by Cardiff University’s Professor Paul Bowman was published in June. The book analyses familiar issues
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