There are benefits for the researcher and their work, the research community and wider society...
Aspectus is an open access journal for visual culture, run by doctoral students in the History of Art Department with a commitment to the principles of equality through access:
Aspectus has been exceptionally well-received by the wider art history research community, with the ejournal site receiving over 10,000 views since the first issue was released. The editorial board members are proud to work with an academic journal that enables scholars to share their findings within a larger research network without being subject to article processing charges or other fees now often associated with publication, an unattainable model for the vast majority of early career researchers.
Learn about Aspectus in this presentation from the Open Research at York: Two Years On event in July 2022
Researchers in Psychology published a Registered Report of their study Dissociating memory accessibility and precision in forgetting, helping to improve the transparency and reproducibility of their research:
Reviewers give feedback on the experimental design, and you receive an “in principle acceptance” from the journal, where they agree to publish the results if you conduct the experiment as you said you would. Critically, this acceptance is regardless of the eventual results, so is designed to decrease journal-level bias where “positive” results are more likely to be published than null results.
Read the full case study from Dr Aidan Horner (Psychology)
The Covid Realities project was a collaborative, participatory rapid-response research programme focused on the ways in which the pandemic would impact families living on a low income:
This programme has prioritised participatory approaches, creating chains of dissemination that enable parents living on a low income to share their experiences and recommendations for change through high profile media appearances, meetings with parliamentarians, and other outputs.
Read the full case study from Dr Ruth Patrick, Dr Maddy Power and Dr Geoff Page (School for Business and Society)