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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.

Learn more about Tara Spires-Jones and Brain Communications here: https://academic.oup.com/braincomms
Learn more about Ugo Panizza and Oxford Open Economics here: https://academic.oup.com/ooec
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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The Oxford Comment Crew:
Executive Producer: Steven Filippi
Associate Producer: Ella Percival
Host: Rachel Havard

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Environmental Histories and Potential Futures – Episode 60 – The Oxford Comment



The academic fields of both environmental history and future studies originated in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s during the rise of the mainstream environmental movement. On today’s episode of The Oxford Comment, we are joined by environmental historian Erin Stewart Mauldin, author Unredeemed Land: An Environmental History of Civil War and Emancipation in the Cotton South, and Jennifer Gidley, the past president of the World Futures Studies and author of The Future: A Very Short Introduction, to learn more about how these two areas of study look at our relationship with the environment and how these valuable perspectives can engage, and inform, our environmental understanding.

Learn more about Unredeemed Land: An Environmental History of Civil War and Emancipation in the Cotton South and Erin Stewart Mauldin here: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/unredeemed-land-9780190865177
Learn more about The Future: A Very Short Introduction and Jennifer Gidley here: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-future-a-very-short-introduction-9780198735281

Please check out Episode 60 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:
– Apple Podcasts: oxford.ly/2RuYMPa
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– Spotify: oxford.ly/2JLNTTO
– Stitcher: oxford.ly/2R0fVNZ
– Youtube: oxford.ly/2YY4iMT

The Oxford Comment Crew:
Executive Producer: Steven Filippi
Associate Producer: Sarah Butcher
Host: Julia Baker
Humanities Correspondant: Thomas Woollard
Social Sciences Correspondant: Christine Scalora

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Government Transparency and the Freedom of Information – Episode 59 – The Oxford Comment



Last episode of The Oxford Comment, we talked about Open Access and the importance of the accessibility of academic research for the betterment of society. This episode, we are joined by Himanshu Jha, the author of Capturing Institutional Change: The Case of the Right to Information Act in India, and Vivien A. Schmidt, the author of Europe’s Crisis of Legitimacy: Governing by Rules and Ruling by Numbers in the Eurozone, to discuss government transparency and the flow of information from those in power to the citizens who ultimately give them power.

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Voter Fraud and Election Meddling – Episode 57 – The Oxford Comment



On this episode of The Oxford Comment, we spoke with three scholars who specialize in electoral intervention, voter turnout, and voting laws. Caroline Tolbert and Michael Ritter, co-authors of Accessible Elections: How the States Can Help Americans Vote, and Dov Levin, author of Meddling in the Ballot Box: The Causes and Effects of Partisan Electoral Interventions, answered our questions about voting and offered solutions for the safety and security of the 2020 US presidential election and elections in the future.

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Robert Whitman – Episode 36 – The Oxford Comment



In this episode of the Oxford Comment, the first of a two-part series in conjunction with the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Robert Whitman sits down in our New York office with Benezit Editor in Chief, Dr. Kathy Battista, and Julie Martin, the director of Experiments in Art and Technology. Inspired by this roundtable conversation, our Multimedia Producer, Sara Levine, reaches out to Shawn Van Every, of NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, and Emilie Gossiaux, an artist and Museum Educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to learn more about their collaborations with Whitman on two of his recent projects, Local Report and Swim.

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