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    Is UK humanities research reaching the widest possible audience?

    Eve, Martin Paul (2014) Is UK humanities research reaching the widest possible audience? The Guardian , ISSN 0261-3077.

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    Abstract

    Report points to 'serious dangers for the international standing of UK research' in humanities and social sciences. Today marks the launch of another report on open access, a topic area that is rapidly becoming saturated. The latest document, funded by the Higher Education Funding Council of England (Hefce) and overseen by the British Academy, specifically focuses on the humanities and social sciences in an international environment. The conclusions are fairly clear: ? Hefce's "green" open access recommendations (research accessed via digital repositories) ? with up to 24 month embargoes and allowances for exemptions ? meet with approval. ? Research Councils UK (RCUK) is unrealistic and its policies, we are told, "pose serious dangers for the international standing of UK research in the humanities". While such work is welcome, it must be stressed that there are also some problems with the research here. The most notable problem is the fact that the researchers destroyed datasets in order to preserve commercial confidentiality. Nobody can, therefore, check these findings and they must be treated with caution.

    Metadata

    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities
    Research Centre: Contemporary Literature, Centre for
    Depositing User: Martin Paul Eve
    Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2015 13:13
    Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 15:36
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/12187

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