Radical Open Access Literature

***Updated October 2021 — please suggest further updates***

Pamphlets from the Radical Open Access 2 conference published in June 2018: Predatory Publishing, Guerrilla Open Access, The Commons and Care, Humane Metrics/Metrics Noir, Competition and Cooperation, The Geopolitics of Open, The Poethics of Scholarship

Scholarship on radical open access:

Adema, Janneke (2017) Interview transcriptions : Changing Publishing Ecologies. A Landscape Study of New University Presses and Academic-led Publishing. http://repository.jisc.ac.uk/6652/

Adema, Janneke and Gary Hall (2013) ‘The political nature of the book: on artists’ books and radical open access’. New Formations, volume 78 (1): 138-156

Adema, Janneke, Living Books: Experiments in the Posthumanities (MIT Press, 2021). https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/living-books

Adema, Janneke, and Samuel A. Moore. 2018. “Collectivity and Collaboration: Imagining New Forms of Communality to Create Resilience in Scholar-led Publishing”. Insights 31: 3. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1629/uksg.399

Adema, J. & Moore, S. A., (2021) “Scaling Small; Or How to Envision New Relationalities for Knowledge Production”, Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture 16(1), p.27-45. doi: https://doi.org/10.16997/wpcc.918

Adema, Janneke and Stone, Graham (2017) Changing publishing ecologies: A landscape study of new university presses and academic-led publishing. http://repository.jisc.ac.uk/6666/

Beverungen, Armin, Steffen Böhm, and Christopher Land, ‘The poverty of journal publishing’, Organization, 19(6) (2012): 929-938.

Beverungen, Armin, Steffen Böhm, and Christopher Land, ‘From the Open Road to the High Seas? Piracy, Damnation and Resistance in Academic Consumption of Publishing’, Prometheus 31, no. 3 (1 September 2013): 241–47.

Bunz, Mercedes, ‘Why I Couldn’t Publish My Book Open Access’, Hybrid Publishing Lab Notepad, 21 November 2013.

Danyi, Endre, ‘Samizdat Lessons for Mattering Press’, Installing (Social) Order, 12 March 2014.

Deville, Joe, ‘From Openness to Openings: Reflections on the Experiments in Knowledge Production workshop‘, CISP Online. Blog of the Centre for Invention & Social Process, Goldsmiths, June 18, 2014.

Deville, Joe, ‘Open Access publishing and the future of the university’, Institute for Social Futures, September 23, 2016.

Fitzpatrick, Kathleen, ‘Giving It Away: Sharing and the Future of Scholarly Communication’, Journal of Scholarly Publishing 43, no. 4 (1 July 2012): 347–62, doi:10.3138/jsp.43.4.347.

Fitzpatrick, Kathleen, Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy (NYU Press, 2009).

Fuchs, Christian and Marisol Sandoval, ‘The diamond model of open access publishing: why policy makers, scholars, universities, libraries, labour unions and the publishing world need to take non-commercial, non-profit open access serious, tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society, 11 (2) (2013) pp. 428-443. ISSN 1726-670X

Ghamandi, D.S., 2018. Liberation through Cooperation: How Library Publishing Can Save Scholarly Journals from Neoliberalism. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 6(2), p.eP2223. DOI: http://doi.org/10.7710

Gray, Jonathan, ‘The Genius and the Soil: Open Access and the Politics of Information’, Jonathan Gray, 22 May 2013.

Gray, Jonathan, ‘Recomposing Scholarship: The critical ingredients for a more inclusive scholarly communication system‘, LSE Impact Blog, October 25th, 2013.

Hall, Gary, Digitize This Book! The Politics of New Media, or Why We Need Open Access Now (University of Minnesota Press, 2008). http://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/digitize-this-book

Hall, Gary, Pirate Philosophy: For a Digital Posthumanities (Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2016).

Harvie, David, Geoff Lightfoot, Simon Lilley and Kenneth Weir (2013) ‘Publisher, be damned! From price gouging to the open road’, Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation, 13(3): 229-239.

Harvie, David, Geoff Lightfoot, Simon Lilley and Kenneth Weir (2012) ‘What are we to do with feral publishers?’, Organization, 19(6): 905-914.

Herb, Ulrich and Joachim Schöpfel (eds), Open Divide: Critical Studies on Open Access (Sacremento: Litwin Books, 2018) https://www.scidecode.com/en/open-divide-critical-studies-on-open-access/

Holmwood, John ‘Markets versus Dialogue: The Debate over Open Access Ignores Competing Philosophies of Openness’, blog, Impact of Social Sciences, (21 October 2013).

Holmwood, John ‘Commercial Enclosure: Whatever Happened to Open Access?’, Radical Philosophy 181 (October 2013).

Johnson, Gareth J.. 2018. “Cultural, Ideological and Practical Barriers to Open Access Adoption Within the UK Academy: An Ethnographically Framed Examination”. Insights 31: 22. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1629/uksg.400

Joy, Eileen A., ‘In the Para-Academic Playground: An Interview with Eileen Joy, Co-Director of Punctum Books’, Glasgow Review of Books, 7 May 2013.

Joy, Eileen A., “Disturbing the Wednesday-Ish Business-as-Usual of the University Studium: A Wayzgoose Manifest,” Continent. 2, no. 4 (March 6, 2013): 260–68.

Kansa, Eric, ‘It’s the Neoliberalism, Stupid: Why Instrumentalist Arguments for Open Access, Open Data, and Open Science Are Not Enough.’, LSE Impact of Social Sciences, 27 January 2014.

Kember, Sarah, ‘Opening out from Open Access: Writing and Publishing in Response to Neoliberalism’, Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, 21 April 2014.

Kember, Sarah, ‘Why Write?: Feminism, Publishing and the Politics of Communication’, new formations: a journal of culture/theory/politics 83 (1) (2014) 99–116.

Lawson, Stuart and Ben Meghreblian, ‘Freedom of Information Requests Uncover the Lack of Transparency in Journal Subscription Costs.’, Impact of Social Sciences, 15 October 2014.

Lawson, Stuart (2013) Library publishing services: An investigation into open access publishing in academic libraries. MA. University of Brighton.

Masterman, Eleanor, ‘Communists of Knowledge’? A case for the implementation of ‘radical open access’ in the humanities and social sciences (2020). https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:33781/

McHardy, Julien et al., ‘Mattering Press: New forms of care for STS books’, The EASST Review 32, no. 4 (December 2013).

McHardy, Julien, ‘Guest Post: Why Books Matter by Mattering Press’, Hybrid Publishing Lab Notepad, 31 July 2014.

McPherson, Tara, ‘Scaling Vectors: Thoughts on the Future of Scholarly Communication’, Journal of Electronic Publishing 13, no. 2 (Fall 2010), doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3998/3336451.0013.208.

McPherson, Tara, ‘Designing for Difference’, Differences 25, no. 1 (1 January 2014): 177–88, doi:10.1215/10407391-2420039.

Moore, Samuel (2021). ‘Open access, Plan S and ‘radically liberatory’ forms of academic freedom’ Development and Change epub ahead of print https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/dech.12640 [open access]

Moore, Samuel (2020) ‘Individuation through infrastructure: Get Full Text Research, data extraction and the academic publishing oligopoly’ Journal of Documentation https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-06-2020-0090 [open access version: https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:32095/]

Moore, Samuel (2019). ‘Revisiting “the 1990s debutante”: scholar-led publishing and the pre-history of the open access movement’, The Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.24306 [open access version: https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:27005/]

Moore, Samuel (2019). Common Struggles: Policy-based vs. scholar-led approaches to open access in the humanities. https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:24135/

Ottina, David, “From Sustainable Publishing To Resilient Communications,” tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society 11, no. 2 (December 17, 2013): 604–13. http://triplec.at/index.php/tripleC/article/view/528

Schöpf, Simon and Dimitris Masvoulas, Open Access Journals and Capitalism: An Interview with Christian Fuchs, May 24, 2012 fuchs.uti.at at http://fuchs.uti.at/901/.

Tkacz, Nathaniel, ‘From Open Source to Open Government: A Critique of Open Politics | Ephemera’, Ephemera: Theory in Politics & Organization 12, no. 4 (November 2012): 386–405.

Tkacz, Nathaniel, Wikipedia and the Politics of Openness (Chicago ; London: University of Chicago Press, 2014).

Striphas, Ted ‘Acknowledged Goods: Cultural Studies and the Politics of Academic Journal Publishing’, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 7, no. 1 (March 2010): 3–25, doi:10.1080/14791420903527798.

Striphas, Ted ‘Banality, Book Publishing, and the Everyday Life of Cultural Studies’, Culture Machine, no. 2 (1 January 2000).

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