Author Archives: Karen Rowlett

CentAUR stats for January 2022

For 2022 the CentAUR statistics infographics are using the new COUNTER-compliant data available from IRUS. IRUS collects raw usage data from institutional repositories such as CentAUR and processes these data into COUNTER-conformant usage statistics. This provides repositories with comparable, authoritative, … Continue reading

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CentAUR in 2021

Our institutional repository, CentAUR, hosts research outputs from the University of Reading. Users from around the world are able to access large numbers of full text articles, books, book chapters, theses etc via a combination of green open access (authors’ accepted … Continue reading

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Open Research in practice – an interview Prof Aleardo Zanghellini

As part of the efforts to improve the Open Research culture at the University of Reading, according to the Committee on Open Research and Research Integrity action plan, the Open Research champions for the School of Law, Marzia Briel and Tahlia-Rose Virdee, conducted … Continue reading

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Open Access Week 2021 – Free Research Resources LibGuide

Recently, the University of Reading Library launched a LibGuide about free, Open Access resources. This project aligns closely with this year’s theme for International Open Access Week, as the LibGuide is designed for our diverse, alumni community and researchers anywhere … Continue reading

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Open Access Week 2021 – Writing an open peer review: an interview with Shirley Williams

Open peer review is one aspect of the Open Research movement which aims to make the research process more transparent, accountable and reproducible. The peer review system for academic publications is traditionally a closed process whereby the author does not … Continue reading

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Open Access Week 2021 – Publishing on the Wellcome Open Research platform, an interview with Dr Al Edwards

Wellcome Open Research was launched in 2016 as a platform for the publication of a wide range of submissions from Wellcome Trust-funded researchers. The platform, based on the same model as F1000Research, works on the publish first and peer review later model. … Continue reading

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Open Access Week 2021 – Why publish your work as a preprint? An interview with Dr Al Edwards

There has been a huge increase in the number of outputs uploaded to preprint servers over the last few years. Why are researchers opting for this route and what benefits does it bring? What is a preprint?A preprint is a … Continue reading

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Open Access Week 2021 – Publishing a Registered Report: an interview with Jayne Morriss

One of the aims of the Open Research movement is to make the research process more transparent, accountable and reproducible. Writing a Registered Report has been proposed as a way of eliminating publication bias from the scholarly communication process. Usually studies … Continue reading

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Open Access Week 2021 – Publishing Open Software, an interview with Brendan Williams

Software can be an important research output in some disciplines such as the physical and life sciences. One of the aims of the open research movement is to encourage researchers who generate software or code as part of their projects … Continue reading

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Open Access Week 2021 – The benefits of publishing open access: an interview with Brooke Bessesen

Publishing your work as open access (OA) with a creative commons licence allows your work to be accessed by everyone with an internet connection and also repurposed and built on by others with appropriate credit to you. In this interview … Continue reading

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