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How we are helping the research community to advance discovery

ý advances discovery by publishing robust and insightful research, supporting the development of new areas of knowledge, making ideas and information accessible around the world, and leading the way on open access.

Key to this is our ability to provide the best possible service to the whole research community.

  • helping authors to share their discoveries
  • enabling researchers to find, access and understand the work of others
  • supporting librarians and institutions with innovations in technology and data
  • providing quality publishing support to societies
  • Taking the lead on key issues that matter to funders and policy makers

How we advance discovery

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At ý our aim is to advance discovery. 

For 180 years we’ve dedicated ourselves to the academic community, creating value across the publishing process.

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Recreating the sound of silence

While most anechoic chambers are used for acoustic research, UCL's is used in phonetics - the scientific study of the human voice. Researchers make precise recordings of voices, using both microphones and laryngographs. This latter device, developed by one of the academics who used this chamber, measures the opening and closing of the voice box while the subject speaks. Linguists at UCL use the recordings to identify the root causes of speech abnormalities in children.

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