Demystifying CC BY

Where Research Council funds are used to pay the Article Processing Charges (APC) for an Open Access paper, we require that the publisher makes the paper freely available under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence. (RCUK Policy on Open Access … Continue reading

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Social engineering (or “which Disney princess are you?”)

“Social engineering” has a number of meanings. For the security world “social engineering” is a way of fooling you into disclosing information. It’s nothing new, but with social media sites like Facebook, it has become easier for the criminal to … Continue reading

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Smiling (remotely)

I’m fortunate to benefit from the flexible work arrangement at the University. This means that I am able to work from home a couple of days a week, and can be involved in the school-run more mornings than not. The … Continue reading

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Social Media and Academic Impact

Traditionally the pathway to academic impact meant disseminating your research through publishing and giving conference papers. Proof of success  is measured by counting publications and citations in academic literature. However increasingly scholars are more visible on the social web, engaging … Continue reading

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Open Access at Oxford

Open access publishing enables anyone, anywhere in the world to read the fruits of academic research absolutely free of charge. It’s an exciting development that has been around for some years in science and medicine — and indeed many academics … Continue reading

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