Fields: Journal of Huddersfield Student Research is now in its fourth year and the call for potential authors is out and currently staff are busy identifying excellent academic work. If you are a student and wondering how to submit check out the details on the University Press webpages.
The journal articles in Fields are in the University repository so it is possible to monitor the number of downloads. Looking at the download numbers for the three current volumes it is clear there appears to be ongoing interest the research carried out by the students.
The third volume of Fields was published in February 2017 with 12 papers from across the seven Schools and has had more than 700 downloads since published.
Another way of gauging the impact of the articles published in Fields is to explore how they feature in, for example, Google Scholar Citations. The University Press Manager, Megan Taylor, has looked at this and found that three of the journal article from the first volume of Fields are listed in Google scholar as being cited by other research.
One of these citations is in a dissertation written in the US and another in a dissertation from a Czech University. The third article is cited in the journal Innovative Practice in Higher Education, a journal for higher education practitioners with an interest in the development of the HE student experience. The three cited articles are:
- Armstrong, Christine (2015) An evaluation of initiatives implemented to support undergraduate students’ transition into Higher Education at one post-1992 university. Fields: journal of Huddersfield student research, 1 (1). e10. ISSN 2057-0163
- Kroliczek, Ewelina (2015) The influence of social networking, video games and general computer usage on parent-child relations. Fields: journal of Huddersfield student research, 1 (1). e12. ISSN 2057-0163
- Wilson, Matthew (2015) Working-class males and engagement with high school education. Fields: journal of Huddersfield student research, 1 (1). e9. ISSN 2057-0163
It is really encouraging to see the student research making its way into the wider world and being cited in a variety of scholarly outputs.
And if you want to hear more from the Fields’ authors then take a look at these posts:
- Laura Lo talks discusses her research on how crystals can protect our drinking water
- Geri Gee has investigated how shift work can affect health care students
- John Aulich talks about his research into the relationships between composer and performers
- James Fox discusses open access, getting published in Fields and video art
- Gemma Humphris has been exploring why social entrepreneurship is on the rise
- Nick Horne discusses approaches to solving power issues in engineering
- Katie McAdam looks at the role of gender expectations in medieval England
- Helen Newman explores the importance of nuptial agreements
Posted by Kathrine Jensen, Research Assistant, Teaching and Learning Institute (TALI). The Teaching and Learning Institute coordinates, evaluates and disseminates inspiring and innovative teaching and learning. Follow TALI on Twitter