Katherine Side


World-wide, there are over 4,000 peer-reviewed, scholarly, open access journals (Geist 2009). Theoretically, they are available to all of those with internet access. In Women’s and/ Gender Studies, open access journals publish research findings, discussion and debate and often, creative submissions. In other disciplines, such as the natural sciences, they are also locations to share large data sets and provide access to preliminary research findings. The Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities calls for the extension of accessibility with the explicit intention of knowledge distribution and knowledge sharing (2003). This article explores the status of online feminist scholarly journals, given this context.

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Katherine Side, Department of Women’s Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland