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Archive for March, 2007

Downloads going up

Posted by Peta Hopkins on March 26, 2007

Would you be happy if your research paper was read by 10 people each month? 179 papers in ePublications@ Bond were downloaded 10 times or more in February. However, there are some really significant download figures being recorded by some of the papers in the repository, with 10 papers being downloaded more than 100 times in that month, one of them a staggering 246 times.

A sociological and criminological approach to understanding evil: a case study of Waffen-SS actions on the Eastern front during World War II 1941-1945 by Terry Goldsworthy

There is no doubt that archiving research papers in an open access repository plays a significant role in the distribution and reach of your work. Theses are commonly in the most frequently downloaded list of Bond’s repository, but there a number of other papers with significant download numbers featured in the faculty series. Psychology papers appear to be popular and even older issues of the Dispute Resolution Centre Newsletter are being downloaded in quite high numbers. Volume 15 (2003) – 51 downloads in February.


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First e-issue of BUSLR

Posted by Peta Hopkins on March 20, 2007

Back in 1995 the very first issue of Bond University Student Law Review was produced in hard copy. You can see it in the Law Library (KL 27Q.001 BON).

This week the very first electronic issue of the journal was published in ePublications@ Bond. Congratulations to Lauren Hertel and her team on this milestone.

Articles in this issue:

Rachel Mansted (2007) The Pacific Solution – Assessing Australia’s Compliance with International Law
Dylan Wiltermuth (2007) The Law Around a Miscarriage of Justice in Queensland
Serena Nicholls (2007) The New Family Dispute Resolution System: Reform Under the Family Law Amendment (Shared Parental Responsibility) Act 2006
Raylene D’Cruz (2007) Assessing the Need for a Constitutionally-Entrenched Bill of Rights in Australia

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RQF : can we have what RAE is having?

Posted by Peta Hopkins on March 6, 2007

 One of the thorny problems being faced by Australian repository builders is how they can provide access to publisher versions of research papers for Research Quality Framework assessors, without contravening copyright or licences. The first submission for RQF is scheduled for April 2008.

In the UK, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) partnering with publishers has announced an arrangement where RAE panel members will have free electronic access to articles submitted to the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. The access will be enabled using software from CrossRef and Eduserv.

The RQF will require Australian Universities to submit an electronic portfolio for research groups, which will include 4 pieces of research output for each researcher. Assessors will need to access those outputs, and many will be pleased that their research is being assessed on a level-playing field using publisher versions rather than a plain author’s version. While author versions available in repositories may be peer-reviewed, there are concerns that assessors may sub-consciously give them less credit than those presented in the publisher’s layout.

The RAE licence sounds like a winner.

Link to RAE 2008 : News : 2007 : Electronic access to authoritative publications for RAE 2008

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RLJ moves to epublications@ Bond

Posted by Peta Hopkins on March 1, 2007

The Revenue Law Journal is taking shape in Bond’s institutional repository. Work has commenced to upload previous volumes of the journal to the repository. At present, just 7 issues have been uploaded, but visitors can now see how the journal will look.

The journal has quick access to previous issues and a search facility, and readers can subscribe for email alerts to new papers, or use the journals RSS feed.

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