ILS Colloquium


20 October 2022
15:30 - 17:00
Kanunnikenroom, Achter de Dom 7

Hanna de Vries

Open Access and Open Science in linguistics: tips, tricks, challenges

Utrecht University

Now that 100% Open Access publishing is both an official goal of Utrecht University and a requirement imposed by many funding bodies, this colloquium aims to get you up-to-date on all the relevant decisions, procedures and developments you will need to be aware of in your own research workflows. What does Open Access, and more generally Open Science/scholarship, mean for linguists specifically? And how do we navigate the issue when much of the present OA policies, tools, and available information is implicitly or explicitly rooted in STEM publication culture?

In my introductory talk, which will cover the first half of the colloquium, I will pay special attention to opportunities and challenges for OA publishing in the humanities and linguistics in particular, such as the OA publishing of monographs, textbooks, and edited volumes, and invite all attendees to share their own experiences and suggestions to help me to better advocate the humanities perspective to university policymakers.

Open access is only one of the components of open science/scholarship. OS attempts to counteract the commercialization and insularization of research by reinventing it as a community-led practice – not just the academic communities that produce the research but also the social communities it is relevant to. Openness, accessibility and transparency are relevant in all stages of the research cycle, not just in publishing the final result. Even though many of the core ideas of OS originated within the humanities, much of the discourse around it is again heavily dominated by STEM practices. So, in the second part of the colloquium, we will explore what OS may mean for linguistics through various colleagues sharing their motivations and recent experiences with open practices such as preregistration, data sharing, and citizen participation.