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The Common Ground of Open Access and Interdisciplinarity

Memorial University Libraries, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL A1B 3Y1, Canada
Publications 2020, 8(1), 1; https://doi.org/10.3390/publications8010001
Received: 25 October 2019 / Revised: 27 November 2019 / Accepted: 17 December 2019 / Published: 19 December 2019
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. View Full-Text
Keywords: open access; interdisciplinarity; scholarly publishing; research; scholarship; scholarly communication; information commons open access; interdisciplinarity; scholarly publishing; research; scholarship; scholarly communication; information commons
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Gamsby, P. The Common Ground of Open Access and Interdisciplinarity. Publications 2020, 8, 1.

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