Meet the team

Walewska Duran

Walewska Duran

Operative group: Library for Research. Academic Journal Editing

Work fields:

Open-access learning, Research assessment, Digital preservation, Open knowledge, Open publishing

How can Walewska Duran help you?

Her work helps you enjoy the articles published in the UOC's scholarly journals, which have become indispensable channels for communicating the University's expertise. Walewska provides support to the e-journal editorial teams COMeIN, Mosaic and Oikonomics.

Publication of a new article is just the tip of the iceberg in the editorial process: it is the culmination of a long planning process to manage and organize –in case of scientific journals, control of peer reviews–, in order to guarantee the highest quality of the contents.

Affiliated with the UOC's Open Knowledge Plan, Walewska works to guarantee that the highest possible number of the UOC community's scientific publications are published in open access.

Education and professional career

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Public Relations (UAB) and a postgraduate degree in Coolhunting: Qualitative Trend Analysis (URL). She began her professional career working in the design and publishing industry for advertising and media agencies and publishers.

In 2008, she joined the UOC group company, Oberta Publishing, in the area dedicated to editorial production, producing initial layouts for teaching materials and subsequently moving on to an editorial role. After a period working in editorial management within the UOC Library, in 2019 she became a member of the Library's research team.

Personal interests

She likes to swim, practice yoga and go to the cinema as well as travelling and visiting different cities.