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University of Huddersfield Press Becomes First to Use Hosted Janeway Service for Journals

University of Huddersfield Press Becomes First to Use Hosted Janeway Service for Journals

Posted by 1OLH Tech on 2018-02-27

The Open Library of Humanities, Birkbeck’s Centre for Technology and Publishing, and the University of Huddersfield Press have entered into an agreement to migrate the Press’s journals to the Janeway platform.Janeway is a modern, open-source academic publishing platform written in Python using the Django framework. It has a commitment to an easy-to-understand codebase; an aesthetically pleasing [...]

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First issue of new Crime, Security and Society journal is out now!

First issue of new Crime, Security and Society journal is out now!

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2018-02-08

We are excited to announce the publication of the first issue of our brand new Crime, Security and Society journal. What does the journal cover? Crime, Security and Society is an academic journal, housed within the Secure Societies Institute, which seeks a wide and diverse audience of academics and practitioners who strive to better understand and reduce both current and future [...]

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New issue of open access pharmacy journal in partnership with the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences

New issue of open access pharmacy journal in partnership with the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2017-12-11

British Journal of Pharmacy (BJPharm) is pleased to partner with the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Great Britain (APS, GB) in presenting a special issue on the proceedings of the 8 th APS International PharmSci 2017 held in Hertfordshire in September 2017. Showcasing innovative research from APS We are very excited to showcase this premier [...]

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Politics and society in contemporary fiction - author interview with Ruby Cowling

Politics and society in contemporary fiction - author interview with Ruby Cowling

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2017-11-20

Ruby Cowling is one of the authors published in our collection of poetry and prose, I You He She It , published earlier this year. In this blog post she talks about how fiction writing can be an outlet for your own viewpoints, but also a way to explore societal issues. Something to say? Tell a story In my current work-in-progress, a novel, I have found myself [...]

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Publishing open access research in healthcare

Publishing open access research in healthcare

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2017-10-18

As part of our our #OAWeek series we caught up with the Editor of the British Journal of Pharmacy , Hamid Merchant, to find out why he is so passionate about open access in healthcare research and what some of the challenges and achievements have been for the journal in its first year. Why is open access important in healthcare? Open access is the future of research! [...]

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Ways in which a writer approaches poetry

Ways in which a writer approaches poetry

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2017-10-17

Ford Dagenham is one our authors published in I You He She It – a collection of short stories and poems developed out of the Grist project. As part of #OAWeek we asked him to discuss his writing processes and and how he keeps himself on track when writing poetry. You can read the Grist collection online, open access here . You can read more around the author on [...]

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Finding your voice as a poet

Finding your voice as a poet

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2017-10-17

Tony Watts is an author published in our Grist collection of poetry and prose: I You He She It. As part of #OAWeek we asked Tony to talk about his writing processes and how other writers have influenced the way he approaches his work. I tend to describe my creative life as a state of permanent writer’s block occasionally interrupted by a poem.  I normally feel so uninspired that my [...]

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Exploring concepts in fiction writing for #OAWeek

Exploring concepts in fiction writing for #OAWeek

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2017-10-17

Martin Nathan is an author published in our Grist collection of poetry and prose: I You He She It. As part of #OAWeek we asked Martin to talk about the theory underpinning some of his current work. In this post he discusses the concept of narrative, or psychic distance, and how it can inform his writing. I have been exploring John Gardner’s concept of Narrative Distance or psychic [...]

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Author Spotlight: Dealing with 'writer's block'

Author Spotlight: Dealing with 'writer's block'

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2017-10-17

John Beresford is one our authors published in I You He She It - a collection of short stories and poems developed out of the Grist project. As part of #OAWeek we asked him to discuss his writing processes and and how he approached the challenge of a short story. You can read the Grist collection online, open access here . Dealing with 'writer's block' My [...]

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The Press joins OASPA just in time for #OAWeek

The Press joins OASPA just in time for #OAWeek

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2017-10-17

After a lot of hard work on our application and submission process, we are delighted to announce that we are now official members of OASPA - the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association. An international organisation with members including the Open Library of Humanities, Ubiquity, Portland Press, BMJ and Springer (to name just a few), OASPA is at the heart of the open access [...]

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Editing an open access student research journal

Editing an open access student research journal

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2017-10-17

Paul Ward is Professor of Modern British History and Head of the Department of History, English, Languages and Media at the University of Huddersfield. He is also the current Editor of Postgraduate Perspectives on the Past - our postgraduate research journal based in the History department. As part of #OAWeek we invited Paul to talk to us about his experiences of publishing [...]

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Taking the Models back to Music Practice: Evaluating Generative Transcription Models built using Deep Learning

Taking the Models back to Music Practice: Evaluating Generative Transcription Models built using Deep Learning

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2017-09-26

One of our latest JCMS authors, Bob Sturm, explores his research into transcription models - interesting stuff!

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New issue of the Journal of Creative Music Systems

New issue of the Journal of Creative Music Systems

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2017-09-19

We are excited to announce the second Volume of the Journal of Creative Music Systems is now out to read online. There are some great articles in this issue covering a range of exciting research including dance-driven music, models using deep learning and creative computer systems. All the articles are open access so can be read for free online. JCMS Volume 2 Issue 1 [...]

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Peer Review Week 2017

Peer Review Week 2017

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2017-09-11

This week is Peer Review Week, and the theme is Transparency in Review: This year’s theme is Transparency in Review, exploring what the concept means to various stakeholders participating in review activity – in publishing, grant review, conference submissions, promotion and tenure, and more. Peer Review Week website 2017 There are lots of activities, both in person and [...]

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Northern Collaboration Conference 2017

Northern Collaboration Conference 2017

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2017-09-11

Last week the University of Huddersfield Press (represented by Megan Taylor and Kathrine Jensen) went along to the Northern Collaboration Conference 2017 at York University. The theme for the conference was Digital Transformation, and it was a great way to get us thinking about how our publishing practices are informed by digital technology, and particularity to look at how new platforms, [...]

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