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Fields journal: opportunities for Huddersfield students to get published

Fields journal: opportunities for Huddersfield students to get published

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2019-01-29

Are you an undergraduate student who is interested in submitting your work to a professional research journal? Fields: journal of Huddersfield student research is a yearly publication, which showcases outstanding research from all seven schools within the university. Submissions can be in the form of a journal article or even a collection of poetry, music scores, photographs or a case [...]

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Sharing university press practices – our initial findings

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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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New issue of the Journal of Creative Music Systems

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

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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What does open access publishing mean to you?

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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Author spotlight: solving power issues in engineering

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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