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What if academic publishing worked like fan publishing?: Imagining the Fantasy Research Archive of Our Own

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  • Nele Noppe
  • Ludi Price
  • Kimberley Chiu
  • J. Nicole Miller
  • Erika Ningxin Wang
  • Serena M. Vaswani
  • Sarah Kate Merry
  • D.E. Pollock
  • Suzanne R. Black
  • Rhiannon Hartwell
  • Naomi Jacobs
  • Paul Anthony Thomas
  • Argyrios Emmanouloudis
  • Erica Hellman
  • Amy Spitz
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>15/03/2022
<mark>Journal</mark>Transformative Works and Cultures
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Researchers, universities, and academic libraries develop a range of tools and platforms to make scholarship more accessible. What could these scholarly communications and open access projects learn from examples set by fandom and fan activists, for example, the fan works platform Archive of Our Own (AO3)? This conceptual paper, the result of a brainstorming session by scholars and librarians, proposes that a Fantasy Research Archive of Our Own should excel at making scholarly knowledge production into a visibly, enthusiastically collective endeavor that recognizes many kinds of contributions beyond the publication of traditional research papers.