OA in Action: The plague of predatory publishers

Today’s Open Access Week 2016 blogpost is by Professor Roger Watson (@rwatson1955 on Twitter). Roger has written about the phenomenon of predatory journals extensively and discusses a typical experience below.   The plague of predatory publishers ‘Greetings Esteemed Professor, your paper has already been accepted for the 23rd Quadrennial International Conference on Microfluidics in The International […]

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OA in action: Early Career Researchers by Dr Grant Abt and Dr Mark Fogarty

Our first post is by Dr Grant Abt (@grantabt on Twitter) and Dr Mark Fogarty, who discuss the value of open access to research practice, with particular attention to how it affects early career researchers. They have produced this as a podcast which can be accessed at https://hydra.hull.ac.uk/resources/hull:13956. This is a lively discussion that covers the benefits of […]

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Open in action: OA Week 2016

October 24 – 30, 2016 is Open Access week. OA week is a global event, now in its 9th year, that is committed to promoting Open Access in research and scholarship. This year, the theme is Open in Action, which seeks to show how OA is being practiced. To celebrate this, here at the University […]

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The next REF, HEFCE and Open Access publishing: guidance and events

The HEFCE policy for the next REF states that all university research outputs published in journals need to be open access to be eligible for the next REF. The local University policy ensures compliance with the HEFCE policy: “All university research outputs published in journals must be deposited in Hydra, the institutional repository.” Please send […]

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Research Professional

If you would like to keep up with news on policy developments around research from Parliament and the Research Councils as well as tailored news for the University of Hull, you could do no better than the Research Professional newsletter at https://www.researchprofessional.com/0/rr/home.

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