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New issue of the Journal of Creative Music Systems

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft 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

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft 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

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft 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?

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft 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

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft 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

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft 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

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft 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?

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft 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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Author spotlight: how do crystals protect our drinking water?

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2017-03-28

Chemistry student Laura Lo 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. If I was to explain my research to someone new to the subject, I would firstly ask them if they ever thought about the process of clean tap water. We wash, drink and [...]

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Author spotlight: open access publishing and video art

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2017-03-23

James Fox is one of our authors from Volume 2 of Fields, and we caught up with him to chat about how his research is progressing and the importance of open access publishing in his field.  Tell us a bit about your area of specialism? As a researcher at the University of Huddersfield I specialise in music composition and video art. I have been learning about how we perceive and [...]

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Author spotlight: why is social entrepreneurship on the rise?

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2017-03-21

Social Sciences student Gemma Humphris 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. When I first discovered the term ‘social enterprise’ I had no idea what it was. I researched the term and discovered that a social enterprise is what [...]

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Happy World Poetry Day - sneak preview

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2017-03-21

As today is #WorldPoetryDay we thought it apt to do a preview of our newest book, I You He She It - Experiments in Viewpoint . This beautiful collection of prose and poetry is compiled by the School of Music, Humanities and Media at the University of Huddersfield and brings together established writers and emerging talent from all over the UK. You can order the book in print or [...]

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Author spotlight: how important are nuptial agreements?

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2017-03-14

Paralegal Helen Newman 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. I am not a writer, not really. I am a case loaded paralegal working for a specialist criminal practice. I may write the occasional blog post for work based upon cases I have [...]

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London Book Fair 2017 - academic publishing

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2017-03-13

For many publishers and authors this week the big event is London Book Fair. Running from the 14th-16th March in Olympia in London, this year there will be over 25000 visitors from 124 different countries. Although we won't be there this year I thought it might be handy to do a quick roundup of the research/academic activities going on during the fair. Follow the LBF Blog First of all, [...]

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Author spotlight: how does shift work affect healthcare students?

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2017-03-07

Healthcare student Geri Gee 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.   How would you explain your research to someone new to the subject? My research was designed to address the needs of healthcare students undergoing an academic [...]

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