Perspectives on Open Access in Africa

This PECE essay offers perspectives on the politics of Open Access publishing, paying particular attention to the potential effects a mandate like Plan S could have on the sociotechnical publishing systems on the continent. The essay includes a recorded discussion with scholars, activists and publishers from the continent thinking together about how such policies might impact them and their colleagues’ everyday work.

This data is a supplement to the piece entitled "Conceptualizing, Financing and Infrastructuring: Perspectives on Open Access in and from Africa" published in a special issue of Development and Change Journal (


Creative Commons Licence


Created date

March 25, 2020