A new journal coming out of the University of Melbourne‘s School of Culture and Communication has set its sights on disseminating new academic work from around the globe. The journal of media and communication, Platform, is exactly that; a platform for bouncing out new ideas. Not only because it is a journal specifically designed to support and publish Honours, Masters and Doctorate students (getting work published in academic journals is very competitive and hard to get when you’re competing with seasoned academics) but also because the journal is open access. Authors of papers selected for publication are encouraged to license their submission under a Creative Commons licence. The journal itself is, by default, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia licence.

Platform submissions are refereed by a diverse international board of established and emerging scholars from different areas of Media and Communication and it is edited by graduate students at the University of Melbourne.

The inaugural volume, “Mediated Mobilities: Negotiating Identities“, which was launched today, includes six submissions from graduates in Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada and covers a spectrum of topics from time, space and place to sexuality, identity and prejudice. ccAustralia is happy to announce that all of the authors opted to release their article under a Creative Commons licence, meaning their research and ideas are available for you to read and remix!

If you’re a PhD or Masters student working on something good in the Media and Communications field, then get your submission in for volume 2 due for release in January next year.

Again, we were pretty excited about this so we posted a case study about it on the CC Case Studies Wiki.

4 thoughts on “University of Melbourne’s new open access platform for post-graduates released under Creative Commons

  • 9 March 2010 at 12.15 pm
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    It is really great to know that Platform submissions are refereed by a diverse international board of established and emerging scholars. This will definitely pave a path to increase one’s knowledge…

  • 19 December 2009 at 1.23 am
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    Australian universities need to place more work under Creative Commons and support all open platforms and more away from corporate restricted systems.

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