#openaccessweek

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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FAIR enough: why we should make research data ‘open’

Posted on 22 October 2019 by CardiffUniOA

Written by Kellie Snow, Research Data Librarian Why ‘open data’? The concept of ‘open data’ has attracted increased attention in recent years as part of the wider open research movement. Many funders and publishers now have policies around data sharing, meaning often researchers must comply in order to receive grant funding and publish papers. Yet
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Rounding off Open Access Week 2018 . . .

Posted on 26 October 2018 by CardiffUniOA

To celebrate Open Access Week this year, we have focused on equitable opportunities for students and early career researchers to get published, and on how their research can be made Open Access. During the week, we hosted talks from publisher Taylor and Francis and from our own Cardiff University Press. Mark Robinson from Taylor and
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Open Access for pioneering print thesis on gravitational waves

Posted on 25 October 2018 by CardiffUniOA

As part of International Open Access Week 2018’s #ThesisThursday Twitter campaign, we would like to highlight a recently digitised Cardiff University thesis from 1991, A prototype system for gravitational wave data analysis, by William Watkins. Last year, due to the current‘big buzz’ around gravitational waves research, the Univerity’s Physics and Astronomy department wanted this early
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Our Open Access year

Posted on 23 October 2018 by CardiffUniOA

Since the last International Open Access Week in October 2017, we have continued to actively support Open Access in a variety of ways. Over the last 12 months, we have added a further 3,392 full text scholarly publications to our institutional repository  ORCA through Gold and Green OA routes. Freely available for anyone to read, over 40% of
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