What’s of interest? News - Dawn of the Zombie Journal: New Poster Celebrates History of OA Community Activism
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To celebrate Open Access Week 2023 (and its proximity to Halloween), the OLH is launching the Zombie Poster. This commemorates the term ‘zombie journal’, first used by linguists in 2015 following the mass resignation of editors at the Elsevier journal Lingua. Protesting Elsevier’s claim to ‘own’ their journal, the international linguistics community boycotted Lingua and launched the community-owned open access journal Glossa in its place (published by the OLH). What was left behind was dubbed ‘Zombie Lingua’.
With the commission of this original artwork and t-shirt run, we celebrate the spirit that made this political action possible and preserve it for the public record. We invite you to join us in photographing the zombie poster in ‘jump scare’ locations. Please also update your institutional glossaries. Let’s make sure the term ‘zombie journal’ has a lasting place in the Open Access vernacular!
This is one among many items I will regularly tag in Pinboard as oegconnect, and automatically post tagged as #OEGConnect to Mastodon. Do you know of something else we should share like this? Just reply below and we will check it out.