January 21, 2022

A New Special Issue of Online Information Review is Devoted to Open Access

From Emerald Information:

Emerald Group Publishing is marking International Open Access Week (19-25 October) with the launch of a Special Issue on Open Access (OA) from Online Information Review, with contributions from some of the world’s leading experts on the debate.

The aim of this special issue is to contribute insights, analysis and commentary towards an enhanced understanding of how Open Access “can be made to work in practice” (Pinfield, 2015, p.604).

Some of the authors that have contributed articles to this Special Issue include:

Martin Paul Eve, Senior Lecturer, Birkbeck, University of London and Director of Open Library of Humanities, an advocate for OA that has written prolifically on this topic;

Robin Osborne, Professor, Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge, argues that the most important feature of OA should be ‘accessibility’;

Stephen Pinfield, Senior Lecturer, University of Sheffield, who looks at the challenges for various stakeholders in delivering OA;

Melissa Terras, Professor, Department of Information Studies, University College London and Director of UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, writes extensively on OA issues including exploring the effects of what happens when you tweet and blog about research papers.


This Special Issue of Online Information Review was co-edited by Jenny Rowley, Professor of Information and Communications at Manchester Metropolitan University, and the late Gary Gorman, former Professor of Information Management at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, who sadly passed away shortly before publication.

Direct to Full Text: Online Information Review (Volume 39 Issue 5

Articles in this Issue

Making Open Access work: The “state-of-the-art” in providing Open Access to scholarly literature
by Stephen Pinfield

Open Access Publishing, academic research and scholarly communication
by Robin Osborne

For what it’s worth – the open peer review landscape
by Andy Tattersall

Funding models for Open Access digital data repositories
by Rob Kitchin, Sandra Collins, Dermot Frost

The quandary between communication and certification: Individual academics’ views on Open Access and open scholarship
by Xiang Ren

Open Access publishing and scholarly communications in non-scientific discipline
by Martin Paul Eve

Opening Access to collections: the making and using of open digitised cultural content
by Melissa Terras

Direct to Complete Table of Contents (Incl. Book Reviews)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.