People in the News Paul Ayris | UCL Library Services
ab1630's bookmarks 2018-07-07
"In recent years the appearance of ‘megajournals’ has begun to reshape the research publishing landscape; PLOS ONE is perhaps the most famous exemplar. At the same time, we have witnessed the emergence of universities exploring alternatives to traditional commercial publishing. With that in mind, your Editors were interested to see the recent press release announcing that UCL Press has its own megajournal, so we took the opportunity to speak to Dr Paul Ayris (Pro-Vice-Provost, UCL Library Services) to explore further UCL’s ambitions and the reasons why he and the Press believe that the time is right to launch such a new and innovative product. UCL Press is the press of University College London, and it is the first fully open access (OA) university press in the UK. The Press publishes a range of books and journals, including enhanced digital editions which offer features such as the ability to examine artefacts at any angle using the 3-D modelling feature and the use of deep zoom to research archive documents....
Keywords: Megajournals, UCL Press, scholarly publishing, library publishing, university presses ..."