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Publications by Alma Swan

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Swan, A (2012) UNESCO Policy Guidelines on the Development and Promotion of Open Access. UNESCO, Paris. http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002158/215863e.pdf

McEntyre J and Swan A (2011) Health Sciences. In: Studies on subject-specific requirements for Open Access infrastructure, Eds Christian Meier zu Verl and Wolfram Horstmann. Published by the University of Bielefeld for OpenAIRE. http://dx.doi.org/10.2390/PUB-2011-1

Bjornshauge L, Collier M, Ferwerda E, Jacobs N, Sinikara K, Swan A, de Vries S and van Wesenbeeck A (The LERU Working Group on Open Access) (2011) The LERU Roadnap towards open access; Advice paper No.8, June 2011. League of European Research Universities, Leuven. http://www.leru.org/files/publications/LERU_AP8_Open_Access.pdf

Houghton, J., Swan, A., and Brown, S. (2011) Access to research and technical information in Denmark. http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/22603/

Swan, A (2011) Sharing knowledge: open access and preservation in Europe. Conclusions of a strategic workshop, Brussels, 25-26 November 2010. http://ec.europa.eu/research/science-society/document_library/pdf_06/oa-preservation-2011_en.pdf

Swan, A (2011) Institutional repositories – now and next. In: University Libraries and Digital Learning Environments (eds Penny Dale, Jill Beard and Matt Holland), Ashgate Publishing. (In Press) http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/21471/

Swan, A (2010) Open Access: An ‘Open Access 1010′ and why it is important for Romania. Bulletin of the Translyvania University of Brasov, Vol 3 (52): Series IV: Philology and Cultural Studies. pp229-232.

Swan, A. and Hall, M. (2010) Why Open Access can change science in the developing world. Public Service Review: International Development Online . (In Press) http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/21550/

Swan, A (2010) Business planning for digital repositories. In: Business Planning for digital Libraries. International Approaches (ed. Mel Collier, Leuven University Press. ISBN 978 90 5867 837 9 (publication date September 2010) http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/21470/

Jacobs, N and Swan, A (2010) How to build a business case for an Open Access policy (podcast) http://www.jisc.ac.uk/news/stories/2010/02/podcast99openaccesspolicy.aspx

Friend, F and Swan A (2010) How to build a case for university policies and practices in support of Open Access: a briefing paper http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/programmerelated/2010/howtoopenaccess.aspx

Friend, F and Swan A (2010) Publishing research papers: which policy will deliver best value for your university? (briefing paper) http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/programmerelated/2010/howtoopenaccess.aspx

Swan, A (2010) Modelling scholarly communication options: costs and benefits for universities. A report for the JISC. http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/18584/

Swan, A (2010) The open access citation advantage: studies and results to date (preprint) http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/18516/

Swan, A. (2009) Why Open Access to health research is a benefit to mankind. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 87 (8). http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/17664/

Swan A (2009) Interoperable repository infrastructure Initiative. Phase I. A report for JISC, SURF and DRIVER.

Swan, A (2009) Problems of access for researchers in new work configurations. A report for the Research Information Network.

Harnad, S, Carr, L, Swan, A, Sale, A and Bosc, H (2009) Open Access repositories: maximizing and measuring research impact through university and research-funder Open Access self-archiving mandates. Wissenschaftsmanagement 4, Juli/August, 36-41. http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/16616/

Swan A (2008) Study on the availability of academic ‘grey literature’ to UK SMEs. Report to the JISC Scholarly Communications group. http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/17667/

Swan, A. (2008) New metrics for research outputs: overview of the main issues. Technical Report  http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/16986/

Swan, A and Brown, S (2008) The skills, role and career structure of data scientists and curators: An assessment of current practice and future needs. A report to JISC. http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/16675/

Swan, A (2008) Open Access and the health sciences in the developing world: an overview. Paper written by invitation as supporting material for  the conference ‘Making the ehealth Connection: Gobal Partnerships, Local Solutions, Bellagio, Italy, July 13 to August 8, 2008. http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/18204/ 

Swan, A (2008) The ‘Big Picture’ and researchers’ top concerns about the scholarly communication process. A report for the JISC Scholarly Communications Group. http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/15450

Swan, A and Brown, S (2008) To share or not to share: Publication and quality assurance of research data outputs. Report to the Research Information Network. http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/16742/

Swan, A and Carr L (2008) Institutions, their repositories and the Web. Serials Review, 34(1) http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/14965/

Swan, A. (2008) Open Access for Indian Scholarship. DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology, 28 (1). http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/14465/

Harnad, S. and Swan, A. (2008) India, Open Access, the Law of Karma and the Golden Rule. DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology, 28 (1). http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/14432/

Brody, T., Carr, L., Gingras, Y., Hajjem, C., Harnad, S. and Swan, A. (2007) Incentivizing the Open Access Research Web: Publication-Archiving, Data-Archiving and Scientometrics. CTWatch Quarterly, 3 (3). http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/14418/

Brody, T., Carr, L., Harnad, S. and Swan, A. (2007) Time to Convert to Metrics. Research Fortnight, 18 July, pp. 17-18 http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/14329/

Swan, A and Brown, S (2007) Researcher awareness and access to Open Access content through libraries. A study for the JISC Scholarly Communications Group. http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/14412/

Swan, A (2007) The business of digital repositories. In Weenink, K., Waaijers, L. and van Godtsenhoven, K., Eds. A DRIVER’s Guide to European Repositories (Amsterdam, 2007). Amsterdam University Press. http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/14455/

Awre, C. and Swan, A. (2007) Linking Repositories: scoping the development of cross-institutional user-oriented services. OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives (in press). http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/13962/

Swan, A. (2007) Author compliance with publisher open access embargoes: a study of the journal Nature Physics. Technical Report. http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/13930/

Brown, S. and Swan, A. (2007) Researchers’ use of academic libraries and their services: a report commissioned by the Research Information Network and the Consortium of Research Libraries. Research Information Network, London, April 2007. http://www.rin.ac.uk/researchers-use-libraries   or http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/13868/

Carr, L., Harnad, S. and Swan, A. (2007) A Longitudinal Study of the Practice of Self-Archiving. Working Paper. (Unpublished) http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/13906/

Swan, A (2007) Open Access and the progress of science. En espanol (Spanish version).  American Scientist 95 (3), May-June 2007, pp197-199. http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/15958/

Swan, A (2007) Open Access and the progress of science. American Scientist 95 (3), May-June 2007, pp197-199. http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/13860/

Swan, A. (2006) Open Access: What is it and why should we have it? Cahiers de la documentation / Bladen voor documentatie 2006/4 (December) http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/17649/

Swan, A. (2006) What is new in Open Access. LIBER Quarterly, 16 (3/4). http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/13638/

Carr, L., Swan, A., Sale, A., Oppenheim, C., Brody, T., Hitchcock, S., Hajjem, C. and Harnad, S. (2006) Repositories for Institutional Open Access: Mandated Deposit Policies. http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/13099/

Swan, A (2006) Overview of scholarly communication. In Jacobs, N., Ed. Open Access: Key Strategic, Technical and Economic Aspects, chapter 1. Chandos, Oxford. pp 4-11. http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/12427/01/asj1.pdf

Swan, A. (2006) The culture of Open Access: researchers’ views and responses. In Jacobs, N., Ed. Open Access: Key Strategic, Technical and Economic Aspects, chapter 7. Chandos, Oxford. pp 52-59. http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/12428/01/asj7.pdf

Swan A and Awre C (2006) Linking UK repositories: Technical and organisational models to support user-oriented services across institutional and other digital repositories: Scoping study report: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/uploaded_documents/Linking_UK_repositories_report.pdf  Appendix: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/uploaded_documents/Linking_UK_repositories_appendix.pdf

Swan A (2006) Open Access: What it can do for science and scholarship in Africa. Proceedings of the OIC Meeting: Strengthening Science in Africa; Islamabad, Pakistan, 20-21 February 2006. http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/17509/

Swan, Alma (2005) Authors and Open Access: Effective Ways to Achieve OA in China.  Library and Information Service 2005, Issue 12 http://dept.las.ac.cn/lis/lis_maine.html

Swan, Alma (2005). Open Access self-archiving: An introduction http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/11006/01/jiscsum.pdf

Swan, Alma and Brown, Sheridan (2005) Open Access self-archiving: pp1-104. An author study. Published by JISC. http://www.keyperspectives.co.uk/openaccessarchive/reports/Open%20Access%20II%20(author%20survey%20on%20self%20archiving)%202005.pdf or http://www.jisc.ac.uk/uploaded_documents/Open%20Access%20Self%20Archiving-an%20author%20study.pdf

Swan, Alma (2005) Open Access: a Briefing Paper. Published by JISC http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/11005/ or http://www.keyperspectives.co.uk/openaccessarchive/Briefing%20papers/Briefing%20Paper.pdf

Swan, A. (2005) Open Access: a briefing paper (Spanish version). http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/15871/

Swan, A. (2005) Open Access: a briefing paper (Portuguese version). http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/15870/

Alma Swan, Paul Needham, Steve Probets, Adrienne Muir, Anne O’Brien, Charles Oppenheim, Rachel Hardy, Fytton Rowland and Sheridan Brown (2005). Developing a model for e-prints and open access journal content for UK higher and further education. Learned Publishing, 18 (1), 25-40. http://www.keyperspectives.co.uk/OpenAccessArchive/Eprints_LP_paper.pdf

Swan, Alma (2005) Why some authors self-archive their articles (Rapid response to editorial) British Medical Journal, 330, 16 May. http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/eletters/330/7500/1097#107010

Swan A, Needham P, Probets P, Muir A, O’Brien A, Oppenheim C, Hardy R and Rowland F (2004). Delivery, management and access model for E-prints and open access journals within further and higher education (Report of a JISC study). pp 1-121. http://www.jisc.ac.uk/uploaded_documents/ACF1E88.pdf or http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/11001/

Swan, Alma and Brown, Sheridan (2004) Authors and open access publishing. Learned Publishing, 17 (3), 219-224. http://lysander.ingentaselect.com/vl=15729124/cl=20/nw=1/rpsv/cgi-bin/linker?ini=alpsp&reqidx=/cw/alpsp/09531513/v17n3/s7/p219

Swan, Alma and Brown, Sheridan (2004) Report of the JISC/OSI open access journal authors survey. pp 1-76. http://www.jisc.ac.uk/uploaded_documents/JISCOAreport1.pdf

Swan, Alma and Brown, Sheridan (2003) Authors and electronic publishing: what authors want from the new technology. Learned Publishing, 16 (1), 28-33. http://lysander.ingentaselect.com/vl=15729124/cl=20/nw=1/fm=docpdf/rpsv/cw/alpsp/09531513/v16n1/s6/p28

Swan, Alma and Brown, Sheridan (2002) Authors and Electronic Publishing: The ALPSP research study on authors’ and readers’ views of electronic research communication. pp 1-76. ALPSP, Worthing.

Brown, Sheridan and Swan, Alma (2002) Library consortia research: library and publisher studies.  In: The Consortium Site Licence: Is It A Sustainable Model? Ingenta Institute, Oxford. pp 79-118.

Swan, Alma (1999) What authors want: the ALPSP research study on the motivations and concerns of contributors to learned journals. Learned Publishing, 12 (3), 17-172. http://puck.ingentaselect.com/vl=3766580/cl=17/nw=1/fm=docpdf/rpsv/cw/alpsp/09531513/v12n3/s1/p170

Swan, Alma and Brown, Sheridan (1999) What Authors Want: report of the ALPSP research study on the motivations and concerns of contributors to learned journals. pp 1-81. ALPSP, Worthing.

Baker, S, Greig, C, Macgregor, H and Swan, A (1998) Exmoor ponies – Britain’s prehistoric wild horses?  British Wildlife, 9 (5), 304-313.

Swan, Alma and Brown, Sheridan (1996) The delivery of business information to the end user – user perceptions and needs. Online Information 96 Proceedings, 253-260.

Swan, Alma P (1990) Communication and the flow of information in a large, international publishing company.  pp 1-72.  Master of Business Administration  (MBA) dissertation, University of Warwick.

England MA, Swan AP and Dane PD (1986) The migration of amphibian primordial germ cells in the chick embryo. Scanning Electron Microscopy, 3, 1175-1182.

Boswell JM and Swan AP (1984) Effect of substrate and the lymphokine MIF on macrophage activity. J.Emb.Exp.Morphol. 82, 115.

Swan AP, Macgregor HC and Ransom R (1984) (Eds) Programmes for development: Genes, chromosomes and computer models in developmental biology. Company of Biologists, Cambridge.

Boswell JM and Swan AP (1984) Mononuclear phagocytes and collagen matrices: a review. Scanning Electron Microscopy, iv, 2045-2058.

Swan AP, Dane PD and Baker JE (1983) The role of extracellular matrix components on the adhesion and locomotion of primordial germ cells of Xenopus laevis. Eur.J.Cell.Biol. 1 (suppl), 39.

Wylie CC, Heasman J, Swan AP, Thomas V and Hynes RO (1981) Primordial germ cells of Xenopus embryos: the role of fibronectin in their adhesion during migration. Cell, 27, 437-447.

Swan AP, Heasman J and Wylie CC (1981) The invasion of cultured cell layers and intact epithelia. Scanning Electron Microscopy, IV, 99-104.

Wylie CC, Swan AP and Heasman J (1981) The role of the extracellular matrix in cell movement and guidance. In: Functional Integration of Cells in Animal Tissues (Eds J.Pitts & M.Finbow), pp 229-250. Cambridge University Press.

Wylie CC, Heasman J, Swan AP and Anderton BH (1979) Evidence for substrate guidance of primordial germ cells. Exp.Cell.Res., 121, 315-324.

Williams CJ, Swan AP, Al-Atia GR and Whitehouse JMA (1979). Synergistic anti-tumour activity and toxicity of pyrazofurin (PX) and 5-azacytidine (AzaCyd). Proc. Amer. Assoc Cancer Res.

Jaffe AR, Swan AP and Garrod DR (1979) A ligand-receptor model for the cohesive behaviour of Dictyostelium discoideum axenic cells. J.Cell Sci., 37, 157-167.

Garrod DR, Swan AP, Nicol A and Forman D (1979) Cellular recognition in slime mould development. Symp.Soc.Exp.Biol., 32, 173-202.

Swan AP, Garrod DR and Morris D (1977) An inhibitor of cell cohesions from axenically grown cells of Dictyostelium discoideum. J.Cell.Sci., 66, 107-116.

Swan AP and Garrod DR (1975) Cohesive properties of axenically grown cells of the slime mould, Dictyostelium discoideum.  Exp.Cell.Res., 93, 479-484.

Broadcast media: programmes and interviews about Exmoor Ponies:

BBC Radio Leicester: various spots

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: 15-minute natural history programme

BBC Television news (West Midlands area)

Central Television news (ITV) (East Midlands area; some broadcasts syndicated globally): various spots


Pony people of Shetland: Part 1; Myrna Flaws. Going Native, Autumn 1992, 31-32.

Pony people of Shetland: Part 2; Margaret Hunter. Going Native, Winter 1992/3, 21-22.

Horse and pony evolution. Going Native, Autumn/Winter 1992/3, 7-8.

Ponies of the High Fells. Going Native, Autumn 1993, 18-19.

The Connemara magic. Going Native, Summer 1994, 11-12.

‘I fell to dreaming..’ (Foxton Locks Boat Services’ horse-drawn barge). Going Native, Summer 1995, 2-4.


Hamish and the Exmoor Ponies (children’s book), 1994.



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