Marcel Knöchelmann

Marcel Knöchelmann

Research Area Research System and Science Dynamics
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Marcel Knöchelmann is a researcher in the area of sociology of authorship and cultural sociological theory. He is a trained bookseller, studied publishing in Leipzig and London, and pursues a PhD about scholarly communication in the humanities and social sciences at the Department of Information Studies, University College London. He conducted a visiting scholarship at the Department of Sociology, Yale University, in 2020. He also works critically about open science/open access developments.

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The Democratisation Myth: Open Access and the Solidification of Epistemic Injustices.

Knöchelmann, M., & University College London/Yale University (2021).
The Democratisation Myth: Open Access and the Solidification of Epistemic Injustices. Science & Technology Studies, 34(2), 65-89.
Abstract

Open access (OA) in the Global North is considered to solve an accessibility problem in scholarly communication. But this accessibility is restricted to the consumption of knowledge. Epistemic injustices inhering in the scholarly communication of a global production of knowledge remain unchanged. This underscores that the commercial or big deal OA dominating Europe and North America have little revolutionary potential to democratise knowledge. Academia in the Global North, driven by politics of progressive neoliberalism, can even reinforce its hegemonic power by solidifying and legitimating contemporary hierarchies of scholarly communication through OA. [...]

Systemimmanenz und Transformation: Die Bibliothek der Zukunft als lokale Verwalterin?

Knöchelmann, M., & University College London/Yale University (2021).
Systemimmanenz und Transformation: Die Bibliothek der Zukunft als lokale Verwalterin? Bibliothek Forschung und Praxis, 45(1), 151-162.
Abstract

Germany as a unified site for science and scholarship aims to enlarge its share of open access publications by means of transformative agreements with large publishers. This, however, is but a transformation in the sense of a soft evolution within the existing system. It prohibits the notion of equity that was once foundational for open access. The future of the library seems to be reduced to the role of the local administrator instead of it being an integrative institution with the ability to change the system.