Tuesday 4 June 2013

Open academic publishing: copyright thesis needs a research student

The excellent Estelle Derclaye (right), Professor of IP Law at the University of Nottingham, is looking for a PhD student to write a thesis on open academic publishing. She explains:
The School of Law has one fully-funded postgraduate research studentship available from October 2013 (funded by CREATe). This studentship is for the equivalent of full HEU fees and maintenance, providing a total of around £13,726* per annum (* estimate including Home/EU fees of £3,924). The scholarship is available for a period of one year initially, with the expectation of renewal for a further two years, subject to satisfactory performance in degree studies. 
The studentship is in the field of open academic publishing. The student will choose, in consultation with the supervisor, the precise topic from a number of research gaps identified in the literature review on open academic publishing, which will be completed in July 2013 and published on the CREATE website. 
The candidate should have a Masters degree, in law or other relevant social sciences (eg economics), and very good knowledge of copyright. Some knowledge of open access generally and open academic publishing particularly is desirable but not necessary.
You can find out more about this golden opportunity here.

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