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

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft 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

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft 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

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft 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

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft 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

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft 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

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft 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'

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft 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

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft 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

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft 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

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2017-09-26

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

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