Open access to publications to expand participation in archaeology

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Mosaic of screenshots of #openirony publications, from the ‘Open access irony awards’ flickr group ( https://www.flickr.com/groups/open-access-irony-award/ , accessed July 13, 2020). Flickr is an online service for sharing photos.
Marwick, B. 2020. Open access to publications to expand participation in archaeology. Norwegian Archaeological Review https://doi.org/10.1080/00293652.2020.1837233

The Norwegian Archaeological Review has published several exciting articles recently that advance our understanding of openness in archaeological theory and practice. There is a gap between the ideas of broadening participation described in these papers and the limits on participation imposed by the publication choices surrounding these papers. This comment investigates the source of this gap, analyses the problems it causes, and suggests steps towards a solution.

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