open access

Fecher, Benedikt, and Gert G. Wagner. 2016. “Open Access, Innovation, and Research Infrastructure.” Publications 4 (2): 17.

AO: In this 2016 article by Fecher and Wagner, they argue that academia, in its quest for transforming scientific publication system, has forgetten that sustainable OA requires more than changing publishers’ business models. They argue that academia is once again running the risk of...Read more

Larivière, Vincent, Stefanie Haustein, and Philippe Mongeon. 2015. “The Oligopoly of Academic Publishers in the Digital Era.” PLOS ONE 10 (6): e0127502.

Angela Okune: This 2015 paper by Lariviere et al. analyzes the consolidation of the scientific publishing industry to assess the share of scientific output published in the journals of these major publishers as well as its evolution over time and across various disciplines. The authors...Read more

Kelty, Christopher. 2014. “Beyond Copyright and Technology: What Open Access Can Tell Us about Precarity, Authority, Innovation, and Automation in the University Today.” Cultural Anthropology 29 (2): 203–15.

AO: This interview, conducted by email in February of 2014 among Christopher Kelty (CK), Anne Allison, Charlie Piot (AA/CP), Ali Kenner (AK), and Timothy Elfenbein (TE) highlights  various insights gained by observing discussions about open access from an anthropologist's perspective. CK writes...Read more

2017: Gates Foundation's "Open Research" Launched

Angela Okune: In November 2017, Gates Foundation launched its open research publishing platform. This email announcement highlights how Gates Foundation seeks to "enable researchers to take control of the publishing process without barriers" by making work funded by the foundation...Read more

BEZUIDENHOUT, LOUISE, ANN H. KELLY, SABINA LEONELLI, AND BRIAN RAPPERT. 2017. “‘$100 IS NOT MUCH TO YOU’: OPEN SCIENCE AND NEGLECTED ACCESSIBILITIES FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IN AFRICA.” CRITICAL PUBLIC HEALTH 27 (1): 39–49.

AO: This 2017 article by Bezuidenhout et al. present empirical material from fieldwork undertaken in (bio)chemistry laboratories in Kenya and South Africa to examine the extent to which the ideals of the growing Open Science (OS) movement can be...Read more

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