Democratising the knowledge commons: the shared goals of open and community-engaged scholarship

Scott William Abbott*, Belinda Tiffen

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Community-engaged scholarship is at a transitional moment, seeking to effect cultural change in academic and research institutions, which will expand the concept of scholarship to encompass the methodologies and definitions of scholarship embodied in communityuniversity research and engagement. Open scholarship is similarly employed in transforming scholarship to broaden its scope, influence and impact beyond traditional modes of academic practice. Written from the perspective of practitioners of open access publishing, this article explores the development and current state of the open movement and considers intersections and opportunities for collaboration with community-engaged scholarship.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6480
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalGateways: International Journal of Community Research & Engagement
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019
Externally publishedYes

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  • open scholarship
  • open access
  • F.A.I.R.
  • scholarly communication
  • engaged scholarship


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