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New Editor for Crime, Security and Society

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2019-01-08

Dr Anna Williams has taken over as the new Editor of Crime, Security and Society. Their latest issue was published in December 2018 . I was delighted to have taken over the Editorship of the Crime, Security and Society journal from Dr Jason Roach earlier this year. I am currently Principal Enterprise Fellow (equivalent to Reader) in Forensic Anthropology and Deputy [...]

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New issue of Teaching in Lifelong Learning

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2018-12-04

Volume 8 Issue 2 of Teaching in Lifelong Learning is out now. This issue of TiLL is somewhat different from previous ones in that it is a special edition publishing four papers by project teams who were involved in The Education & Training Foundation’s (ETF) funded Outstanding Teaching Learning and Assessment (OTLA) Phase 3 programme in the north-east and Cumbria. I had the [...]

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University of Huddersfield Press first to launch with Janeway - a new open source publishing platform for open access research

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2018-11-28

We are excited and proud to be the first university press to officially launch on the new Janeway publishing platform - all our publications are now available open access on the new platform, which offers a beautifully designed and highly intuitive reader and author experience. Working with the Open Library of Humanities Today is the culmination for over 12 months of hard work [...]

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Open access monographs are increasing the dissemination of documentary film research

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2018-10-25

As part of our blog series for Open Access Week 2018, we caught up with Geoffrey Cox, Editor of Soundings: documentary film and the listening experience , to chat about OA monograph publishing is changing the way documentary film research is discovered and read. Documentary film research The sharing of knowledge and discoveries is a fundamental of all scholarly research and [...]

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Open access publishing in pharmaceutical research

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2018-10-25

As part of our blog series for Open Access Week 2018, we caught up with Hamid Merchant, Editor of the British Journal of Pharmacy , to chat about how important and revolutionary OA publishing can be in the sciences. A fantastic piece of research can only be appreciated fully if it can be accessed and read freely across the globe.  Often healthcare issues of developing nations are [...]

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How is open access publishing changing the way we think about research?

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2018-10-23

As part of our blog series for Open Access Week 2018, we caught up with Franc Chamberlain, Editor of Performance and Mindfulness , to chat about how advances in open access publishing are impacting the way we think about research. The impact of open access outside academia By making research from a wide range of disciplines available to me, Open Access enables me to broaden [...]

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Open Access Publishing - a handy infographic guide from the University of Huddersfield Press

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2018-10-23

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Open Access Week 2018 -what does open knowledge mean in education?

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2018-10-22

As part of our blog series for Open Access Week 2018, we caught up with Professor David Powell, Editor of Teaching in Lifelong Learning , to chat about what this year's theme, designing equitable foundations for open knowledge , means to him. This summer, I heard Professor Milena Dragićević Šešić, of the University of Arts, Belgrade, speaking about how ‘academic [...]

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Sharing university press practices – our initial findings

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2018-09-05

At the end of June 2018 we held an event here in Huddersfield which aimed to bring together university presses, or those considering launching a press, to discuss the challenges we face as a community, and hopefully find some useful and innovative ways to share best practices and experiences. Thank you for coming! I would first like to thank everyone who attended that day – we had [...]

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New book! Soundings: documentary film and the listening experience

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2018-07-23

We are delighted today to announce the publication of our newest book, a beautifully written collection edited by Geoffrey Cox and John Corner: Soundings: documentary film and the listening experience Buy the paperback version Download the open access version It has been a privilege to work with Geoffrey and John on this fascinating collection of essays, and we asked them to [...]

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Our author James Mendelsohn discusses the banning of Hezbollah

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2018-04-12

Hezbollah in its entirety must be banned by the UK government – here's why James Mendelsohn , University of Huddersfield Earlier this year , a billboard in Luton, England, had to be taken down after it was vandalised with graffiti. The poster was advertising an al-Quds Day rally. This anti-Israel, anti-American event originated in Iran and has spread [...]

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Our author Dainis Ignatans discusses links between immigration and crime

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2018-04-11

Immigration and crime, is there a link? shutterstock Dainis Ignatans , University of Huddersfield I am an immigrant. Many people worry about those like me, and those from other countries who might follow in my footsteps. Bold newspaper headlines either blame immigrants for a whole host of issues or portray them as saintly [...]

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Engaging and supporting an Open Access scholarly community

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2018-04-04

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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!

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft 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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