The Methodologies of Open Social Scholarship


  • J. Matthew Huculak University of Victoria



open social scholarship, academic publishing, INKE


Implicit in the notion of understanding and enacting open social scholarship is that there is something broken with the current model of scholarly communication. This introduction outlines issues in the current models of academic publication while the essays explore potential futures in the academic publishing industry.


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Author Biography

J. Matthew Huculak, University of Victoria

Dr. J. Matthew Huculak is Digital Scholarship Librarian at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. He is an Advisory Board Member of Project Muse at Johns Hopkins University Press, the Director of the Modernist Versions Project and co-founder of Open Modernisms, an open-source web-based resource to share open-access course packs. With degrees in both library science and literature he publishes and teaches at the intersections of archives, libraries, book history, modernism, and periodical studies. His most recent chapter, “Ford Madox Ford as Editor” has just been published in Routledge’s The Research Companion to Ford Madox Ford.


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How to Cite

Huculak, J. Matthew. 2019. “The Methodologies of Open Social Scholarship”. KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies 3 (1):1.

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