The view from Salford: perspectives on scholarly communications from a research-informed university

Jennifer Bayjoo, Dominic Broadhurst, David Clay, Emma Smith
2020 Insights: The UKSG Journal  
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doi:10.1629/uksg.511 fatcat:zgjgriu2ujbtrowt4ob34d4mjq