Category Archives: research

Peer review: who you gonna call?

It’s Peer Review Week, a global celebration of the role of peer review in maintaining quality in scholarly communications. This year’s theme of diversity in peer review set me thinking: who decides who is involved in peer review? Do you … Continue reading

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CRC Energy & Clean Technology ebooks update

The library has increased our CRC Netbase Energy & Clean Technology ebooks collection, by purchasing more than 200 titles from 2015-2017 to add to our existing collection (2000-13). These ebooks can be found in the Library catalogue. You can also browse … Continue reading

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Springer ebooks update: 2018

Our Library’s ebook collections have been further enhanced this year with more than 11,000 new ebooks from the following Springer collections. These are largely frontfile additions for 2018. Additional 2018 titles will continue to be released and become available up until the … Continue reading

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Library Research Services Week 2018

At the beginning of July, the Library Research Services Team held a week of events to draw attention to the support we can provide researchers at different stages of the publication cycle.We held training sessions about how to present your … Continue reading

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Open Access: How will we know if we’ve been successful?

To end Library Research Services week, I thought I might pose the question: ‘How will we know when – or if –  open access has been a success?’ For those who don’t know, open access is a publication process which … Continue reading

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Data management plans in collaborative research: you might own your data – but are you in control?

Data management plans are increasingly submitted as part of grant applications, and the University of Bath Research Data Policy requires that one be written for all new projects. Whilst this might seem, at times, like a bureaucratic headache, the reality … Continue reading

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Publish & flourish: presenting the strengths of your publishing track record

“Publish or perish” is a widely quoted academic maxim. For better or worse, researchers’ academic contribution is often judged on the basis of their publishing track record. When applying for research funding, jobs and/or promotion, you can’t assume that those … Continue reading

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