As part of the HOAP project’s sustainability planning, we aimed to audit the University Schools and Services for other journal titles and to use the outcomes of this project as best practice to develop and launch other titles.
After contacting our REF Unit of Assessment Coordinators, the Research Office and the University’s Teaching and Learning Institute we have now compiled a list of our journal titles
Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Research & Practice
The journal is a joint publication between South West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Trust and the University of Huddersfield and is now in its 8th Volume. However, due to funding issues the title ceased with the latest issue. After discussions with the editor, we have committed to move the journal from its current web page to the new Repository platform after the HOAP project completes. As part of this we will assign DOIs in order to preserve the content.
RADAR, the Review of Art, Design and Architecture Research, is published annually by the School of Art, Design and Architecture. It is intentionally compiled to highlight the growing range of researchers in the school and their broad research work and experiences from early career to established researchers. Its intention is to communicate and signal University research both internally and more importantly externally. One of its aims is to act as an open invitation for further collaborations in the education and creative industry sectors.
This title is now in its second volume and we hope to begin talks with the editors over the coming weeks.
CeReNeM’s (Centre for Research in New Music) research team brings together researchers and artists at the cutting edge of contemporary music performance, composition and new sonic media. The journal is peer reviewed and acts as a forum for discourse surrounding the research projects and activities such as intoacoustics, sound spatialisation, digital interface technologies, improvisation, experimental performance practice, composition, sonic art, new notations, the study of musical perception, temporality, cross cultural aesthetics and interdisciplinary collaborations.
The journal has published two issues, the second featuring articles by postgraduate composers from across the UK and internationally.
We hope to meet with the editors to discuss the journal in the next few weeks.
North American Journal of Welsh Studies
The North American Journal of Welsh Studies was first published in 2001, it took a break between 2006 and 2010, but has now been re-launched at Huddersfield. It is published on behalf of the North American Association for the Study of Welsh History and Culture, a multidisciplinary association of scholars, teachers and individuals dedicated to advancing scholarship on Welsh studies.
The journal is using OJS, however, we have had a meeting with Professor Paul Ward, the journal’s editor, with a view to collaborating on best practice such as sharing notes for contributors, the licence to publish, etc. We hope to work with the team to look at assigning DOIs to the articles and registering the journal with the Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE). Looking forward, it will be interesting to see how the two platform, OJS and Eprints compare.
Teaching and Learning Management Board
The project team gave a paper to the University’s Teaching and Learning Management Board this week on the progress of the HOAP project. The Teaching in Lifelong learning journal is partly funded by the University’s Teaching and Learning Institute (TALI). In the meeting it was agreed that a short article would be prepared for the in house newsletter, Teaching and Learning Matters, as part of the project dissemination, however, matters also turned to the future of the in house newsletter.
Teaching and Learning Matters (TLM)
It was agreed that TLM would benefit from being part of the suit of journals on the EPrints platform and also needed to be registered for an ISSN etc. The project will discuss this further with TALI with a view to moving the newsletter over to the new platform after the HOAP project has concluded.
There are a number of new titles currently under discussion in the University and it was agreed in the Management Board that those that fall under the remit of TALI will follow the guidelines set out in this project.
In addition, a policy document on University publications, including the University Press, Huddersfield Contemporary Records, departmental publications and journals is currently being drafted. The aim is to use the toolkit and workflows from this project to support this document.