Open access and soft power: Chinese voices in international scholarship

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Ren, Xiang and Montgomery, Lucy. 2015. "Open access and soft power: Chinese voices in international scholarship." Media Culture and Society. 37 (3), pp. 394-408. https://doi.org/10.1177/0163443714567019
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Open access and soft power: Chinese voices in international scholarship

ERA Journal ID9239
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsRen, Xiang (Author) and Montgomery, Lucy (Author)
Journal TitleMedia Culture and Society
Journal Citation37 (3), pp. 394-408
Number of Pages15
Year2015
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
Place of PublicationLondon, United Kingdom
ISSN0163-4437
1460-3675
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/0163443714567019
Web Address (URL)http://mcs.sagepub.com/content/37/3/394
Abstract

Networked digital technologies and Open Access (OA) are transforming the processes and institutions of research, knowledge creation and dissemination globally: enabling new forms of collaboration, allowing researchers to be seen and heard in new ways and reshaping relationships between stakeholders across the global academic publishing system. This article draws on Joseph Nye’s concept of ‘Soft Power’ to explore the role that OA is playing in helping to reshape academic publishing in China. It focuses on two important areas of OA development: OA journals and national-level repositories. OA is being supported at the highest levels, and there is potential for it to play an important role in increasing the status and impact of Chinese scholarship. Investments in OA also have the potential to help China to re-position itself within international copyright discourses: moving beyond criticism for failure to enforce the rights of foreign copyright owners and progressing an agenda that places greater emphasis on equality of access to the resources needed to foster innovation. However, the potential for OA to help China to build and project its soft power is being limited by the legacies of the print era, as well as the challenges of efficiently governing the national research and innovation systems.

Keywordsacademic publishing, China,copyright, open access journals, open access, open scholarship, policy, soft power
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020470101. Communication studies
470210. Globalisation and culture
440807. Government and politics of Asia and the Pacific
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Byline AffiliationsAustralian Digital Futures Institute
Curtin University
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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