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After the Labour of Love: the incomplete revolution of open access and open science in the humanities and creative social sciences

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Publication date28/04/2022
Place of PublicationCambridge, MA
PublisherMIT Press Journals
Media of outputOnline
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Since we released our Manifesto on Open Access in 2020 on 'The Commonplace' [translated republished in two other languages, https://doi.org/10.21428/6ffd8432.a7503356], the world has experienced a global pandemic, painful regional warfare, and continued austerity measures. Throughout the pandemic of 2020-2021, the ability to publish anything at all in many countries was heavily impacted by university redundancy programs and restructuring as student fee income dropped. Open Access publishing has, however, been boosted by international initiatives like Plan S and transformative agreements over the last two years, but not always in ways that our Manifesto supported. In this short article, we ask where we are now, how have things changed, and what can we still do?