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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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What does open access publishing mean to you?

What does open access publishing mean to you?

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2017-07-10

The transformation from print to digital publishing, particularly open access digital, has provided new spaces for previously undiscovered research and allowed us to make our content more discoverable, accessible and relevant to an ever-growing diverse readership. Exploring the journey towards open access publishing In the run up to the Northern Collaboration conference, we are [...]

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Research by Huddersfield students is accessible and citeable

Research by Huddersfield students is accessible and citeable

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2017-05-24

Fabulous to see the research in Fields being cited, a brilliant way for student researchers to contribute to scholarly communication and the knowledge base.

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Author spotlight: exploring the relationships between composers and performers

Author spotlight: exploring the relationships between composers and performers

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2017-05-22

Music student John Aulich published an article about his research in Issue 2 of our student research journal Fields . We caught up with him for a chat about his work and his experiences getting published. In the summer of 2015, I was invited to prepare a piece I had written in the third year of my undergraduate studies for inclusion in the second volume of [...]

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Author spotlight: solving power issues in engineering

Author spotlight: solving power issues in engineering

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2017-04-11

Engineering student Nick Horne has recently published an article about his research in our student research journal Fields. We caught up with him for a chat about his work and his experiences getting published. How would you explain your research to someone new to the subject? I would explain my research as a methodical approach to an engineering problem, starting with [...]

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Author spotlight: how did gender expectations affect medieval England?

Author spotlight: how did gender expectations affect medieval England?

Posted by Megan Taylor on 2017-04-04

History student Katie McAdam has recently published an article about her research in our student research journal Fields. We caught up with her for a chat about her work and her experiences getting published. Give us a quick overview of your research area My area of research has focused on societal gender norms surrounding masculinity and kingship in medieval England. By [...]

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