The moral economy of open access

  title={The moral economy of open access},
  author={Jana Bacevic and Chris Muellerleile},
  journal={European Journal of Social Theory},
  pages={169 - 188}
Digital technologies have made access to and profit from scientific publications hotly contested issues. Debates over open access (OA), however, rarely extend from questions of distribution to questions of how OA is transforming the politics of academic knowledge production. This article argues that the movement towards OA rests on a relatively stable moral episteme that positions different actors involved in the economy of OA (authors, publishers, the general public), and most importantly… 

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