The Moral Schizophrenia in the Fight Against Big Publisha




open science, open access


In this contribution, Ali Al-Hoorie considers open science from a global South perspective and proposes a three-stage roadmap towards scholarship that is truly equitable.


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How to Cite

Al-Hoorie, A. (2024). The Moral Schizophrenia in the Fight Against Big Publisha. Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics, 13.