AO: This blog post of an interview conducted with Leslie Chan who he worries that the Open Access movement may have in fact had the opposite of its original intended effect – instead of democratizing and enabling knowledge to be used by wider publics for local development, in his eyes, the movement appears to have been co-opted by the same publishers that have held a monopoly over global scholarly outputs, further entrenching their power and control over academic knowledge production.
OCSDNet, "Chan, Leslie. 2017. “Confessions of an Open Access Advocate | Confesiones de Un Defensor Del Acceso Abierto.” OCSDNET (blog). September 19, 2017.", contributed by Angela Okune, Research Data Share, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 9 April 2020, accessed 11 December 2023. https://www.researchdatashare.org/content/chan-leslie-2017-“confessions-open-access-advocate-confesiones-de-un-defensor-del-acceso