The PaR Centre of Excellence offered an online workshop in publishing PaR to staff and postgraduate researchers in the School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology in January 2022. The session outline and slides are available below:
‘Publishing PaR: options, challenges and future possibilities’ – Wednesday 26th January: 2-4pm
The PaR Centre of Excellence is running a seminar and online discussion space on the theme of ‘publishing PaR’. We invite all practitioner-researchers in the school – both staff members and postgraduate researchers – to join us in discussing the important and challenging question of where and how we can publish and share practice as research. The 2-hour session will be divided into a presentation with Q&A (first hour), followed by break out room discussions of individuals’ experiences and a plenary (second hour), where we look at what future modes of publishing we can envisage and how we might make these happen!
In the seminar section, we will update colleagues on the latest guidance emerging from the Practice Research Advisory Group, following on from the 2021 REF. We will also talk through current options for publishing your PaR in traditional academic formats, online peer reviewed journals, where documentation of practice can be shared more easily, and through FigShare. We will also discuss the ethical implications and copyright challenges for practitioner-researchers arising from the new Open Access policy.
Finally, through break-out room discussions, we want to open up space for colleagues to share their experiences of publishing PaR – good, bad and ugly! – so please come along to the session with any ways of sharing you have tried and any reflections on these.