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

Noppe, N., Price, L. ORCID: 0000-0001-7747-4210, Chiu, K. , Miller, J. N., Wang, E. N., Vaswani, S. M., Merry, S. K., Pollock, D. E, Black, S. R., Hartwell, R., Jacobs, N., Thomas, P. A., Emmanouloudis, A., Hellman, E. & Spitz, A. (2022). What if academic publishing worked like fan publishing? Imagining the Fantasy Research Archive of Our Own. Transformative Works and Cultures, 37, doi: 10.3983/twc.2022.2253


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.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright (c) 2021 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, Jacobs Naomi, Paul Anthony Thomas, Argyrios Emmanouloudis. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Publisher Keywords: AO3, Open scholarship, Open science, Platforms
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Departments: School of Communication & Creativity > Media, Culture & Creative Industries > Library & Information Science
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