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Celebrating International Open Access Week 2020

19 October 2020

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 opening-up of access to research. The event, celebrated by individuals, institutions and organizations across the world aims to raise the visibility of scholarship, and to accelerate research and its application.

Over the last 12 months, Cardiff University has added over a thousand new full text research articles and theses to our institutional repository ORCA. Click on the links at the end of this post to view the full text of our “top 5” downloaded articles and theses over the last 12 months.

5 downloaded articles October 2019 – September 2020

Yalley, P. P. and Kwan, Alan Shu Khen 2009. Use of coconut fibre as an enhancement of concrete. Journal of Engineering and Technology 3 , pp. 54-73

Maon, François, Lindgreen, Adam and Swaen, Valérie 2008. Designing and implementing corporate social responsibility: an integrative framework grounded in theory and practice. Journal of Business Ethics 87 (S1) , pp. 71-89.

Théry, Clotilde, Amigorena, Sebastian, Raposo, Graça and Clayton, Aled 2006. Isolation and characterization of exosomes from cell culture supernatants and biological fluidsCurrent Protocols in Cell Biology , Unit 322

Chambers, Christopher D., et al. 2018. Redefine statistical significance. Nature Human Behaviour 2 , pp. 6-10.

Wang, YingliHan, Jeong Hugh and Beynon-Davies, Paul 2019. Understanding blockchain technology for future supply chains: a systematic literature review and research agenda. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal 24 (1) , pp. 62-84.

Top 5 downloaded theses October 2019 – September 2020

Andrew, Elizabeth Marie 2010. Command hallucinations and the risks of violence and self-harm: What distinguishes compliers from non-compliers? PhD Thesis, Cardiff University.

Upton, Jack 2012. Hope and the city: a case study of the resiliency adaptations of British boys of African or Caribbean cultural heritage attending Year 7 at an urban secondary school. DEdPsy Thesis, Cardiff University.

Mark, George 2008. The relationship between workplace stress, and job characteristics, individual differences, and mental health. PhD Thesis, Cardiff University.

Morgan, Rhys David 2011. From soldier to settler: the Welsh in Ireland, 1558-1641. PhD Thesis, Cardiff University.

Schmedes, Sven 2015. Sustainable design of sports stadiums: case study analysis of stadiums for the Olympic Games 2000 in Sydney, 2004 in Athens and 2008 in Beijing. PhD Thesis, Cardiff University