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Last update: Jan 17/20


If we choose to align open access to research with geo-political borders we negate the moral value of open access – November 11, 2019 (LSE Impact Blog)

Access alone isn’t enough: Revisiting calls for discovery, infrastructure, technology, and training – January 31, 2019 (David Crotty, The Scholarly Kitchen)


“Green” open access papers result in more citations – August 8, 2016 (Wageningen University & Research)

Diversity, equity, inclusion

Can we decolonize OER/open? – February 26, 2019 (OER19)

Making international academic spaces international – December 6, 2018 (ProfHacker)


Ghana: Borderless education in a changing world – January 6, 2020 (allAfrica)

Open and distance learning – Making transformation happen – December 12, 2019 (University World News)

Open access: Could defeat be snatched from the jaws of victory? – November 18, 2019 (Open and Shut?) Full document as PDF

The Open Ed identity crisis – October 16, 2019 (The Ed Techie)

Open is eating the world: What source code and science have in common – November 5, 2019 (The Scholarly Kitchen)

Open Ed: Reflecting on context, centrality and diversity – November 1, 2019 (Open World)

Openness in whose interest? #OERizona #OpenEd19 – October 29, 2019 (Reflecting Allowed)

Learned societies, the key to realising an open access future? – June 24, 2019 (LSE Impact Blog)

Perspectives on the open access discovery landscape – April 24, 2019 (Jisc scholarly communications)

Surveying social and open learning – March 14, 2019 (Teaching in Higher Ed)

Open educational practices (OEP)

Developing a framework for open educational practices at the University of the Highlands and Islands – January 2020 (Open Scotland)

Open education, open questions – October 23, 2017 (Catherine Cronin, Educause Review)

Open education risks and rewards – May 11, 2017 (Teaching in Higher Ed, podcast)

Open educational resources (OER)

Open accessible education resources and the future of education – May 13, 2019 (Open Economics Blog)

Open peer review

To address the rise of predatory publishing in the social sciences, journals need to experiment with open peer review – January 10, 2020 (LSE Impact Blog)

Open research

Not yet the default setting – in 2020 open research remains a work in progress – January 17, 2020 (LSE Impact Blog)


Fitting the mould: What the European Commission’s second tender for an open research publishing platform tells us about the future of scholarly communication – August 20, 2019 (LSE Impact Blog)


Designing the new OER Policy Registry – November 22, 2018 (OER World Map Blog)

The impact of open access mandates – June 20, 2016 (ITHAKA-S+R)


The future of open access business models: APCs are not the only way to go – October 23, 2019 (The Scholarly Kitchen)

Reading: paper vs. screens

Smartphone-size screens make it harder to pay attention to and understand news stories – August 23, 2019 (LSE Impact Blog)


Open book publishers’ statement on Knowledge Unlatched and the Open Research Library – May 21, 2019 (Open Book Publishers Blog)

Why OBP is not participating in KU Open Funding: and why libraries should understand the reasons – October 5, 2018 (Open Book Publishers Blog)

Knowledge Unlatched, failed transparency, and the commercialisation of open access book publishing – October 3, 2018 (LSE Impact Blog)


Academic review promotion and tenure documents promote a view of open access that is at odds with the wider academic community – July 17, 2019 (LSE Impact Blog)


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