Open Access week 23 – 29 October 2017

The theme of this year’s Open Access week is “what are the benefits of making scholarly outputs openly available”.   Although the benefits of Open Access publishing are numerous, one crucial benefit is eligibility for the next REF exercise. In the UK in order to be eligible for submission to REF 2021 the following conditions […]

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Podcast on “Getting Published for the First Time”

Taylor and Francis in association with VITAE, have recently released a new episode of their 15-minute podcast series on developing your research career – “Getting published for the first time” http://bit.ly/15minPodcast. The episodes are free to listen to, and provide expert opinion and practical tips for researchers. The latest episode tackles crucial questions for first-time authors, […]

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Top Ten Thesis downloads in September #StirTopTenTheses

During September 1,122 theses in our research repository, STORRE, were downloaded a total of 10,435 times. The top ten downloaded theses were: Scholarly publishing in Africa: a case study of African university presses. By Darko-Ampem, Kwasi Otu. http://hdl.handle.net/1893/71 Downloads: 458 2. Towards A Novel Unified Framework for Developing Formal, Network and Validated Agent-Based Simulation Models of Complex […]

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Top ten papers from our Research Repository in September #StirTopTenPapers

During September there were 25,555 downloads from our University repository, STORRE, covering 3707 research publications.   The top ten downloaded items were: Osma sjednica: uzroci, zna?aj, interpretacije. By Jovic, Dejan. http://hdl.handle.net/1893/1185 Downloads: 421 2.  A Systematic Review of the Impact of Summative Assessment and Tests on Students’ Motivation for Learning.  By Harlen, Wynne; Crick, Ruth Deakin; Broadfoot, […]

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The British Psychological Society (BPS) are waiving APCs for their members

All of our authors with a BPS membership can have free Gold Open Access when they publish in the following journals published by Wiley. This means you will not be charged an Article Processing Charge (APC) British Journal of Clinical Psychology British Journal of Developmental Psychology British Journal of Educational Psychology British Journal of Health […]

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The X files are coming!

In order to support the University’s ambitious research strategy, Information Services want to ensure that every researcher has a place to store their active/current research data safely and securely.   IS are aware that researchers hold their data on many different devices:  laptops, a vast array of portable hard drives, USBs; and Dropbox.  These devices […]

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Open research practices

The results of a survey of Wellcome researchers to find out what they think about open research, how they practice it, and some of the barriers they face have just been published in a report. This work was commissioned by the Wellcome Trust and conducted by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and […]

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