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Samuel A. Moore is Lecturer in Digital Media and Communication at King's College London. He has a Ph.D in Digital Humanities (also from King's) and over a decade's experience as a publisher and researcher with a focus on open access and the digital commons. His research and teaching sit at the intersections of information studies, critical theory and science & technology studies (STS). He is also one of the organisers of the Radical Open Access Collective and he blogs at


Critical approaches to digital culture; digital asset management; digital publishing; commons; scholarly communication.

Expertise and public engagement 

Co-organiser of the Radical Open Access Collective, a community of scholar-led, not-for-profit presses, journals and other open access publishing projects. Now consisting of more than 50 members, we promote a progressive vision for open publishing in the humanities and social sciences. What we have in common is an understanding of open access as being characterised by a spirit of ongoing creative experimentation. We also share a willingness to subject some of our most established scholarly communication practices to creative critique, together with the institutions that sustain them (the university, the library, the publishing house and so on). The collective thus offers a radical ‘alternative’ to the conservative versions of open access that are currently being put forward by commercially-oriented presses, funders and policy makers.

Selected publications

  • Moore, Samuel (2019) ‘Revisiting “the 1990s debutante”: scholar-led publishing and the pre-history of the open access movement’, The Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology
  • Moore, Samuel and Janneke Adema. 2018. ‘Collectivity and Collaboration: Imagining New Forms of Communality to Create Resilience in Scholar-led Publishing’, Insights, vol 31, no. 1
  • Moore, Samuel. 2018. ‘Open/Access: Negotiations around a concept’ in Open Divide? Critical Studies on Open Access. Litwin Books.
  • ——–  2017. ‘A genealogy of open access: negotiations between openness and access to research’ Revue française des sciences de l’information et de la communication. DOI: 10.4000/rfsic.3220
  • Moore, Samuel, Cameron Neylon, Martin Paul Eve, Daniel Paul O’Donnell, and Damian Pattinson. 2017. ‘“Excellence R Us”: University Research and the Fetishisation of Excellence’. Palgrave Communications 3 (January): 16105. DOI: 10.1057/palcomms.2016.105