Video: How to publish your book in Open Access with the KU Leuven Fund for Fair OA & Leuven University Press

Are you interested in publishing your book in Open Access? Did you know that at KU Leuven we have a fund that partially covers the publication costs of OA books published by Leuven University Press? Well, now you know! The KU Leuven Fund for Fair Open Access welcomes proposals from everyone interested in publishing their book in OA with Leuven University Press. Authors affiliated with KU Leuven typically apply for a subsidy amounting to two-thirds of the OA costs charged…

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Interview: Professor Martin Kohlrausch about the KU Leuven Fund for Fair Open Access

In order to boost Open Access publications, the KU Leuven Fund for Fair Open Access helps finance OA books published by Leuven University Press. Professor Martin Kohlrausch shares his experiences about publishing his book in OA. Your book is published open access thanks to the support of the KU Leuven Fund for Fair Open Access. How did the open access publication process go? What makes open access so attractive for you/your book? Have you thus far noticed that your book reaches a…

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Interview: Professor Fred Truyen about Digital Humanities

Merisa Martinez interviewed Professor Fred Truyen, head of the DH Master’s at KU Leuven and a long-time ICT enthusiast, about his experiences in the field of Digital Humanities. My first question is how long have you been working in the field of Digital Humanities? That’s a difficult question. I came to Digital Humanities from ICT. When I finalized my PhD thesis in 1991, I started as the head of ICT of the Faculty of Arts. They had difficulties to attract…

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New resource: The hands-on guide to research data management for KU Leuven researchers, students, and research support staff in the humanities and social sciences

New to research data management (RDM)? Not all that new but looking to brush up on topics like data storage, data sharing, or the latest KU Leuven regulations around RDM? “The hands-on guide to research data management for KU Leuven researchers, students, and research support staff in the humanities and social sciences” explains RDM best practices and guides you through completing a data management plan (DMP). Expect basic information about all aspects of RDM tailored to KU Leuven researchers, lots…

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Interview: Why Open Science? There can be no public trust in scholarship without openness

Mathematical engineer Joos Vandewalle, emeritus professor at the Faculty of Engineering Science (ESAT-STADIUS), is the very first Open Science ambassador at KU Leuven. Katrien Bollen, from KU Leuven’s Press Office and Policy Communications, interviewed Prof. Vandewalle about his views on Open Science. The general public needs to trust scientists, and that requires openness. “In fact, without public trust, science loses much of its value. The corona crisis is a good example of this, but the same goes for research into,…

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