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Last update: Jun 28/22


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)


The problem with accessibility checklists – November 19, 2020 (LSE: Impact of Social Sciences blog)


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

Equity, diversity, inclusion (EDI)

Open educational resources offer promise for more equitable teaching and learning – August 26, 2021 (BERA)

Open with purpose: Taking action to build structural equity and inclusion – October 18, 2020 (University of Malaya Library Blog)

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

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


Accelerating open health training against COVID-19 – April 9, 2020 (TIB BLOG)

Open ed as the anti-disruption – March 13, 2020 (The Ed Techie)

Open for Scots – January 22, 2020 (Open Scotland)

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)


What can academic libraries do to improve OER support? – May 2020 (Open Scotland)

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)

For the common good – Responding to the global pandemic with OER – May 7, 2020 (The University of Edinburgh)

Moving open educational resources from fringes to mainstream; an unintended consequence of Covid-19 pandemic – April 6, 2020 (My Joy Online)

Open Access Directory – A resource for making sense of the open access landscape – March 6, 2020 (LSE Impact Blog)

Devolved management of OER in Irish higher education? – January 19, 2020 (Sharing and learning)

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 science

Three false starts on the road to open social science – June 27, 2022 (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)


Relaunching the Open Education Policy Registry – February 19, 2020 (Blog for the OER World Map)

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)


Publishing philosophy open access without a particle collider – January 29, 2021 (LSE Blog)

Open but unfair – The role of social justice in open access publishing – October 24, 2020 (LSE Blog)

Why is open education resource creation, management and publishing important? Reflections for Open Book Publishers on Open Education Week 2020 – March 6, 2020

Read-and-publish open access deals are heightening global inequalities in access to publication – February 21, 2020 (LSE Impact Blog)

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

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)

Reading: paper vs. screens

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


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