Towards a philosophy of academic publishing

Michael A. PETERS, Petar JANDRIĆ, Ruth IRWIN, Kirsten LOCKE, Nesta DEVINE, Richard HERAUD, Andrew GIBBONS, Tina BESLEY, Jayne WHITE, Daniella FORSTER, Liz JACKSON, Elizabeth GRIERSON, Carl MIKA, Georgina STEWART, Marek TESAR, Susanne BRIGHOUSE, Sonja ARNDT, George LAZAROIU, Ramona MIHAILA, Catherine LEGGLeon BENADE

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This article is concerned with developing a philosophical approach to a number of significant changes to academic publishing, and specifically the global journal knowledge system wrought by a range of new digital technologies that herald the third age of the journal as an electronic, interactive and mixed-media form of scientific communication. The paper emerges from an Editors' Collective, a small New Zealand-based organisation comprised of editors and reviewers of academic journals mostly in the fields of education and philosophy. The paper is the result of a collective writing process. Copyright © 2016 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1401-1425
JournalEducational Philosophy and Theory
Issue number14
Early online date02 Nov 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016


Peters, M. A., Jandrić, P., Irwin, R., Locke, K., Devine, N., Heraud, R., . . . Benade, L. (2016). Towards a philosophy of academic publishing. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 48(14), 1401-1425. doi: 10.1080/00131857.2016.1240987


  • Academic publishing
  • Scholarly communication
  • Philosophy
  • New knowledge ecology
  • Open access
  • Digital technologies


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