Yazikopen is run by John Canning. John is Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Teaching and Learning at the University of Brighton, but runs this website in his own time. He can also be found blogging on higher education matters on his personal website www.johncanning.net
Dear Open Access Journal Editor
1. About YazikOpen
YazikOpen (http://www.yazikopen.org.uk) is an online database for open access research concerning the teaching and learning of modern languages. I began work on YazikOpen 2011. Although I am currently Senior Lecturer in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education at the University of Brighton and previously worked at the UK Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies, based at the University of Southampton, YazikOpen has no association with any of these organisations and I run the website in my own time using a commercial web-hosting service, financing this work through my own income and occasional
donations from users.
2 Why catalogue your open access journal in YazikOpen?
Inclusion in YazikOpen will make the research in your journal more visible to internet search engines such as Google and Google Scholar. This is especially the case if your open access journal is hosted on an ordinary website such as a wordpress site as search engines are less likely to identify it specifically as an academic journal.
If your journal is catalogued in YazikOpen each entry can be exported in a variety of formats such as .ris and .bib and the user can import the citation details into reference management software such as Zotero, Endnote or Reference Manager
Cataloguing your journal in YazikOpen means that users of the website are more likely to find your articles too. Students, teachers and academics in many countries depend upon open access research due to the prohibitive cost of subscription journals.
To ensure all your latest content is catalogued on the website guide for editors, please find details in the attached Guide of Editors. The guide is also available at http://www.yazikopen.org.uk/yazikopen/sites/default/files/YazikOpen%20editor%20guide1.pdf
If you have any questions about YazikOpen, please feel free to contact me.
YazikOpen owner and developer.
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Canning, J. (2014) Developer, Financier, Designer: Building Hybrid Projects outside the University. Hybrid Pedagogy: a digital journal of learning, teaching, and technology, March 2014
Canning, J. (2013) No open learning without open access: a portal for open access research into teaching modern languages, LLAS e-learning symposium, University of Southampton, January 2013 (Video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8DlQZzaXnU
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