University of Huddersfield Press launches a new collaboration with Informit.

About Informit
Informit is an open access publishing platform which is mainly used by Australian academics and professionals, but provides access to researchers, practitioners and other users worldwide.Informit provides content from over a 100 specialist databases, covering a wide range of disciplines, such as humanities, business, law, social science, health, engineering and education. As an Australian organisation, Informit holds a collection centred around Australian cultural, social and literary heritage “with a focus on regional perspectives and otherwise hard-to-find research”.

‘We are excited to be hosting 24 important University of Huddersfield Press titles on Informit. These titles are a great addition to our Collections and signify the start of a great relationship.’


Keep up-to-date with the latest research
On Informit, users can both read publications online or download them for offline access. Furthermore, users can subscribe to newsfeeds to keep up-to-date with the latest publications in their subject area. Informit provides (video) tutorials which aid users in searching Informit, setting up a feed and creating alerts.

University of Huddersfield Press Publications on Informit
The following journals from the University of Huddersfield Press are now available on Informit:

In addition to these journals, the books listed underneath are also freely accessible:


The University of Huddersfield Press celebrates a growing partnership with Science Open.

Science Open is a freely accessible platform for academic research. Articles, books and chapters can be read and downloaded free of charge and it currently hosts over 59 million articles, 25.000 journals and work by 26 million authors. 

Create your own tailored collection
Science Open allows users to create their own library collections to which they can add publications of interest to their subject area. Users can rate and recommend publications, view Altmetric scores and post their own comments about the research.

Science Open also provides researchers with a wide range of great tools, tailored to support research. These include creating a research profile, linking an ORCID account and a sophisticated multidimensional search function which allows for filtering up to 18 criteria.

Truly open research – removing barriers and increasingly discoverability
At the University of Huddersfield Press, we believe that financial barriers should not prevent access to knowledge. This is not only advantageous to readers but also to researchers themselves. Open access publishing enables authors to reach a wider audience and increase the reach of their research. This also opens up academic research to an audience outside of the ‘traditional’ university environment, encouraging a free exchange of knowledge for practitioners, policymakers, students and more. Our growing partnership with Science Open is helping us to make our research truly accessible to all.

Huddersfield University Press Publications on Science Open
From the University of Huddersfield Press, over 130 publications are now available on Science Open. These include:


Introducing our new student assistant

Hello, I am Margaux and I’ll be joining the University of Huddersfield Press team this year. I’m a first-year PhD student, researching, in Applied Linguistics and more specifically conversation analysis. I did my MA in Applied Linguistics at Huddersfield and my BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences (cognitive neuroscience, computer science, statistics and linguistics) at University College Roosevelt. My research interests lie in the realms storytelling, reporting practices and conversation analysis.

I’ll be writing blog posts and providing you all with social media updates! I hope to get more experience in publishing and marketing, as I am not yet sure if I want to continue in academia but want to explore ways to apply my skills. My interest in languages and linguistics started with a passion for books and reading (and a curiosity that has irked classmates and teachers alike), so I thought that going ‘back to basics’ might be the best way to gain relevant professional experiences. I am excited to work for the University of Huddersfield Press as I value open access publishing and am a strong advocate for this. I dream that one day all research will be freely available.

My side projects include cooking and baking, and I run a small Facebook page where I sell homemade baked goods for their cost price to sustain this hobby. I then spend the profits I did not make on notebooks I don’t really need and books I will ‘definitely read this year and not just add to the ever-growing list’.


Fields: journal of Huddersfield student research is now indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals

Fields: journal of Huddersfield student research is now indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals

We are very excited to announce that, following the successful submission of 4 journals to the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) earlier this year, we have now had the Fields journal accepted too, bringing our total to 5 journals indexed in DOAJ!

We are very proud of this, showing that Fields: journal of Huddersfield student research publishes high quality research using a professional and transparent editorial review process.

We would like to say a big thank you to the DOAJ team for being helpful and supportive throughout the process, and we are very happy to see these high quality, open access journals, indexed and discoverable on the DOAJ platform.


Journal of Huddersfield Student Research
ISSN: 2057-0163 (Online)
Peer review
Subject: General Works
Date added to DOAJ: 15 Oct 2019
Record Last Updated: 15 Oct 2019
Tick icon: journal was accepted after March 2014​​
Journal of Creative Music Systems
ISSN: 2399-7656 (Online)
Double blind peer review
Subject: Music and books on Music: Music | Science: Mathematics: Instruments and machines: Electronic computers. Computer science: Computer software
Date added to DOAJ: 30 May 2019
Record Last Updated: 30 May 2019
Tick icon: journal was accepted after March 2014​​
Teaching in Lifelong Learning: A Journal to Inform and Improve Practice
ISSN: 2040-0993 (Print); 2049-4181 (Online)
Double blind peer review
Subject: Education: Special aspects of education
Date added to DOAJ: 24 Nov 2014
Record Last Updated: 24 Jul 2019
Tick icon: journal was accepted after March 2014​​
Journal of Performance Magic
ISSN: 2051-6037 (Online)
Peer review
Subject: Language and Literature: Literature (General): The performing arts. Show business
Date added to DOAJ: 13 May 2015
Tick icon: journal was accepted after March 2014​​
Crime, Security and Society
ISSN: 2398-130X (Online)
Double blind peer review
Subject: Social Sciences: Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date added to DOAJ: 13 Aug 2019
Record Last Updated: 13 Aug 2019
Tick icon: journal was accepted after March 2014