The Common Ground of Open Access and Interdisciplinarity

Gamsby, Patrick (2019) The Common Ground of Open Access and Interdisciplinarity. Publications, 8 (1). ISSN 2304-6775

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In recent years, Open Access and interdisciplinarity have emerged as two prevalent trends in academia. Although seemingly separate pursuits with separate literature, goals, and advocates, there are significant interconnections between these two movements that have largely gone unnoticed. This paper provides a philosophical inquiry into the unexplored relationship between these two trends and makes the case that there is an intrinsic affinity between Open Access and interdisciplinarity and, as such, concludes that all interdisciplinary research, to remain true to the foundational tenets of interdisciplinarity, ought to be Open Access.

Item Type: Article
Item ID: 14443
Keywords: open access, interdisciplinarity, scholarly publishing, research, scholarship, scholarly communication, information commons
Department(s): Memorial University Libraries
Date: 19 December 2019
Date Type: Publication
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