Issue 19
Monday, 06 November 2017
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Provost Professor Sue Carthew presents Professor Lindsay Hutley with his Library Open Access prize
Provost Professor Sue Carthew presents Professor Lindsay Hutley with his Library Open Access prize

Open Access Week recognises researchers

By Leanne Miles

Two prominent researchers have been recognised as part of the CDU Library Open Access Awards.

Menzies School of Health Research Professor Ric Price took the prize, for the second year running, for the largest number of open access articles, while Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods Professor Lindsay Hutley won the award for the most cited article.
 
The awards were presented by Provost and Vice President Professor Sue Carthew at the Access Panel Session held during Global Open Access Week themed “Open in order to …”.

CDU’s Library Research Services Coordinator Jayshree Mamtora said “Open in order” was an invitation for researchers to answer the question of what concrete benefits could be realised by making scholarly outputs openly available.

“Open in order to” serves as a prompt to move beyond talking about openness in itself and focus on what openness enables in an individual discipline, at a particular institution, or in a specific context, then to take action to realise these benefits,” Ms Mamtora said.

The Open Access movement is the worldwide effort to provide free online access to scientific and scholarly research literature, especially peer-reviewed journal articles.