What is the impact of opening research? – Episode 66 – The Oxford Comment



Open research means faster, more equitable access to cutting edge findings, driving disciplines forward, and introducing transparency into the research process. As the world’s largest university press publisher of open access content, Oxford University Press believes a more open world should work for everyone.

Over the past few years, the movement has grown to encompass other aspects of the research journey, from data sets to peer review, and open research has grown up as an umbrella term of experimentation with opening up in all of these areas. So what is the impact of opening research?

For today’s episode of the Oxford Comment, posted during International Open Access Week, we spoke with Dr Tara Spires Jones, Editor in Chief of Brain Communications, Professor Ugo Panizza, Editor in Chief of Oxford Open Economics, Professor Marcus Munafo, Editor in Chief of Nicotine and Tobacco Research, and Adam Leary, Senior Publisher in OUP’s Open Access Publishing team, who offered their perspectives on the impact of opening research.

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Learn more about Marcus Munafo and Nicotine and Tobacco Research here: https://academic.oup.com/ntr
Learn more about Open Access at Oxford University Press here: https://academic.oup.com/journals/pages/open_access

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Host: Rachel Havard

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Modern Drama – The Very Short Introductions Podcast – Episode 37



In this episode, Kirsten Shepherd-Barr introduce modern drama, the tale of which is a story of extremes, testing both audiences and actors to their limits through hostility and contrarianism.

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Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr is Professor of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St Catherine’s College. She is the author of Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckett, Science on Stage: From Doctor Faustus to Copenhagen, and Ibsen and Early Modernist Theatre, 1890-1900, as well as numerous articles on modern drama.

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Slang – The Very Short Introductions Podcast – Episode 36



In this episode, Jonathon Green introduces slang. Slang has been recorded since at least 1500 AD, and today’s vocabulary, taken from every major English-speaking country, runs to over 125,000 slang words and phrases.

Please note that this episode contains a few instances of explicit language. Listener discretion is advised.

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Jonathon Green is Britain’s foremost lexicographer of slang and an independant scholar. His has written many publications including the Chambers Slang Dictionary, the Slang Thesaurus, and Slang Down the Ages. He has also compiled dictionaries of quotations and oral histories of modern culture.

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Creativity – The Very Short Introductions Podcast – Episode 35



In this episode, Vlad Glăveanu introduces creativity, a term that emerged in the 19th century but only became popular around the mid-20th century despite creative expression existing for thousands of years.

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Vlad Glăveanu is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology and Counselling at Webster University Geneva, Associate Professor II at Bergen University, Norway, and Director of the Webster Center for Creativity and Innovation (WCCI).

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What is Public Debt? – Episode 65 – The Oxford Comment



What do you think of when you hear the term “public debt?” If you’re familiar with the phrase, you might think about elected officials debating budgets and how to pay for goods and services. Or maybe it’s a vague concept you don’t fully understand.

For today’s episode of The Oxford Comment, we spoke with In Defense of Public Debt co-author Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and Jonathan D. Ostry, Deputy Director of the Asia and Pacific Department at the International Monetary Fund, about misconceptions of public debt, how the role of public debt has changed throughout history, and how pandemics such as COVID-19 can affect inequality and the role of public debt in these situations

Learn more about In Defense of Public Debt by Barry Eichengreen, Asmaa El-Ganainy, Rui Esteves, and Kris James Mitchener here: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/in-defense-of-public-debt-9780197577899
Learn more about “The rise in inequality after pandemics: can fiscal support play a mitigating role?” by Jonathan D. Ostry, Davide Furceri, Prakash Loungani, and Pietro Pizzuto here: https://academic.oup.com/icc/article/30/2/445/6312882#267092392

Please check out Episode 65 of The Oxford Comment and subscribe to The Oxford Comment through your favourite podcast app to listen to the latest insights from our expert authors:
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The Oxford Comment Crew:
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Associate Producers: Christine Scalora, Erin Cox
Host: Christine Scalora

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