International Open Access Week, 19-25 October 2015







As part of International Open Access week the Research & Knowledge Exchange Office will be running a series of events across the university, some of which are Faculty specific. Join in and find out more.

A global event now entering its eighth year, International Open Access Week is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

What is Open Access?

Open access is free, unrestricted access to peer-reviewed scholarly research literature and data.

Why do it?

Publicly-funded research should be made freely available to the community who support it.


To members of public

  • Allows access to journal articles without restrictions of costs and time delay
  • Reveals the latest medical discoveries and breakthroughs (which may save your life)
  • Gives crucial information  freely to medical professionals, students and nurses in developing countries so saving thousands of lives
  • Enriches the educational experience of millions of students and teachers around the world (who otherwise cannot afford subscriptions to prestigious journals).

To academics

  • Removes  barriers  to networking and sharing research
  • Increases exposure and use of publications
  • Facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration and new discoveries
  • Increase usage, citations and impact].

For more information and a full list of events please visit the Research Blog.

Research Photo of the Week

research-photo-week-JaqulieneThroughout the year we will be showcasing submissions from last year’s Research Photo Competition, to highlight the diverse range of research that takes place here at BU.

This week’s image is taken from our research investigating the origins, dispersal and impact of the domestic chicken in relation to the environment. The research is being led by BU’s Jacqueline Pitt.

More information about this research project and others that were submitted as part of the competition can be found on the research website.

We hope you enjoy viewing all the images and reading about the related research, and it inspires you to enter this year’s Research Photo Competition, which will be open for entries shortly. For more details about the competition, please email us.

Interdisciplinary Research Week 2015: 11-15 May

interdisciplinary-research-weekJoin us to celebrate the breadth and excellence of Bournemouth University’s research across its many disciplines, and spark new collaborations and ideas among our diverse research community.

This week-long event includes a programme of lectures, demonstrations, discussions, and a film, all aimed at showcasing some of the fantastic research being undertaken at the university.

Bournemouth University is proud to be at the centre of a network of educational, business and local government partners who form a powerful team dedicated to world-class research. Together we create a rewarding exchange of knowledge that stimulates new ideas to examine important societal issues across the globe. Our innovative integration of perspectives from the arts, humanities and social sciences, along with methods drawn from computer science, engineering or the physical sciences, puts us at the forefront of developing new advanced strategies and technologies.

Find out more about what’s happening during Interdisciplinary Research Week >>