Research

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Research

Statement on Open Access

I believe fundamentally in Open Access scholarship, some might even call me an Open Access fundamentalist. For me, this is an ethical issue. Access to knowledge constitutes one of the basic civic building blocks, and the more widely we as academics can share our knowledge production the more likely it is that said research can contribute to building a better soceity. Indeed some of my research has been about that significance of Open Access, it’s relation to academic knowledge production, and most importantly understanding how knowledge rights are an important component of social justice.