Engaging and supporting an Open Access scholarly community

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answergarden-504049It is always nice when something you have worked on for a while comes together. The University of Huddersfield Press Manager, Megan Taylor, asked me to co-author a paper based on her work on developing the processes and impact of the University Press and our collaboration around Fields, a student research journal, published by the Press. Importantly, the University Press is Open Access, and we both believe this has been key to the reach, in terms of downloads and citations, that the student research journal and the other Press publications have had.

Initially, we presented these ideas at the Northern Collaboration Conference in 2017 with our talk on Embracing Open Access publishing for academic staff and student research. To prepare for the presentation we asked our network what open access publishing meant to them and used this for discussion on the day (see image at top of…

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