Issue 20
Monday, 07 November 2016
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Professor Ric Price has won the CDU Library Open Access Award
Professor Ric Price has won the CDU Library Open Access Award

Library rewards Open Access action

By Leanne Miles

A professor of global health at the Menzies School of Health Research has won the Charles Darwin University Library Open Access Award 2016.

Professor Ric Price is an infectious disease and general physician at the Royal Darwin Hospital. He holds a dual academic affiliation as Professor of Global Health at Menzies and Professor of Tropical Medicine at the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, University of Oxford, UK.

CDU’s Library Research Services Coordinator Jayshree Mamtora said Professor Price won the award for depositing the largest number of Open Access publications (18) in the CDU eSpace Institutional Repository in 2015.

The award was presented by Provost and Vice President Professor Sue Carthew at the annual Open Access Seminar during Open Access Week hosted by the Library.

“The theme this year was ‘Open in Action’,” Ms Mamtora said.

“International Open Access Week has always been about action, and this year's theme encouraged everyone to take concrete steps to make their work more openly available and encourage others to do the same.”

Ms Mamtora said that from posting pre-prints in a repository to supporting colleagues in making their work more accessible, this year's Open Access Week focused on moving from discussion to action in opening research communication.

For assistance with publishing research on Open Access contact Jayshree on T: 8946 6541 or E: jayshree.mamtora@cdu.edu.au