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Month: October, 2013

John Holmwood on open access and philosophies of openness

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Professor John Holmwood has published an enlightening and incisive blog post on the LSE Impact of Social Sciences Blog about the open access paradox where a philosophy of openness clashes with the market forces of privatisation…

This is how the post begins

“Open access arguments operate within a privatised university sector, where the market serves to maximise the production and distribution of knowledge. John Holmwood looks at how the debate over open access celebrates its contribution to dialogue while ignoring the underlying processes by which the possibility of genuine dialogue over our future is being undermined by the commercialisation of research.”

In this context, please also read John’s blog post on the Making Science Public blog, on open access and MOOCs, as well as Beverley Gibb’s overview of open access literature, Warren Pearce’s post on open access, impact and journals, my own post on transparency, and, also, of course, the dialogue about privatisation between Alex Smith and Bev.

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Lessons from first generation biofuels and implications for the sustainability appraisal of second generation biofuels, A. Mohr and S. Raman

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MOHR, A.  and RAMAN, S. (2013).  Lessons from first generation biofuels and implications for the sustainability appraisal of second generation biofuels. Energy Policy.  Available online 10 September 2013

Biofuels and the role of space in sustainable innovation journeys, S. Raman and A. Mohr

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RAMAN, S. and MOHR, A. Biofuels and the role of space in sustainable innovation journeys. Journal of Cleaner Production. Available online 9 August 2013

Impact of an educational intervention upon the hand hygiene compliance of children, B. Nerlich et al

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B. Nerlich et al. (2013). Impact of an educational intervention upon the hand hygiene compliance of children. Journal of Hospital Infection.

Fracking in the UK Press: Threat Dynamics in an Unfolding Debate, R. Jaspal and B. Nerlich

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Jaspal, R. and  Nerlich, B. (2013). Fracking in the UK Press: Threat Dynamics in an Unfolding Debate. Public Understanding for Science. Published online before print, August 13, 2013, doi:10.1177/0963662513498835

The interdisciplinary researcher– Constructions of mind, self and identity in scientific magazines, C. Garcia

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Cuevas Garcia, Carlos. (2013). The interdisciplinary researcher – Constructions of mind, self and identity in scientific magazines. Presentation at the XI Symposium of Mexican Students in UK, 11-13 July 2013, University of Sheffield.

Energy security in the news: North/South perspectives, R. Grundmann, M. Scott and J. Wang

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Grundmann, R, Scott, M; Wang, J. (2013). Energy security in the news: North/South perspectives. Environmental Politics. Volume 22 Issue 4.

Book review of G. Suttles’ Front Page Economics, R. Grundmann

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Grundmann, R. (2013). Book review of G. Suttles, Front Page Economics. Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews (42)620. DOI: 10.1177/0094306113491549xx.

The vital spark: innovating clean and affordable energy for all, R. Grundmann

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R. Grundmann et al. (2013). The vital spark: innovating clean and affordable energy for all. Hartwell report, 3. LSE Mackinder Programme, London School of Economics, London, UK. ISBN 9781909890015.

Postgenomic and non-normative views of the biological: rethinking the ethics of Bios, M. Meloni

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Meloni, M. Postgenomic and non-normative views of the biological: rethinking the ethics of Bios, Presentation to Workshop: Rethinking Bioethical Expertise. Queen’s University Belfast, 6th-7th June.