Commentaries

What Makes Our OA Journals Successful

As an editor of two open access journals[1] , I often find myself taking a deep look at our editorial practices as well as the general perception of OA journals by those who are either too invested in controlled content journals or do not understand the philosophy behind open access. How can we run our…

The Cognitariat and the Precarity of Speaking

Having just launched the journal, few of us sat together and talked till late night about this new and fascinating project. What came across through our conversation was the very essence of our project: the unacknowledged anxiety of invoking the very experiences that this journal hopes to record and materialize. One of us was worried…

Why Open Access Matters for Developing Nations

I know there is a lot of information available on this issue and most of it is based in pretty sound research about the inequalities created by the controlled access model in this knowledge economy or cognitive capital. My option is based in personal experience rather than hard empirical research. I got involved with Open…

Open Access

Journey Toward Open Access

I seriously encountered the question of open access knowledge in 2006 while teaching a graduate course. As my course was focused on the postcolonial novel, all students were required to give a country presentation about their assigned novel. During these presentations some of my students used Wikipedia as one of their sources. At the end…

Introducing Journal Submission Platform

As OAW grows as an OJS hosting platform, we are constantly thinking of offering new services to journal publishers. As editors of online and print journals, we understand the importance of merging modern publishing technologies with traditional modes of publication: We have now created a hosting package that does just that. If you edit or…