Richard Poynder
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The Open Access Interviews

The Open Access Interviews are a series of interviews conducted by journalist Richard Poynder with leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of the Open Access Movement. The Open Access (OA) Movement seeks to ensure the immediate, free and unrestricted online access to digital scholarly material, notably research articles published in refereed journals.

The interviews are mainly published on the blog Open and Shut? In some cases, the full interview is available as a downloadable PDF file. The interviews are being published under a Creative Commons licence. This licence permits you to copy and distribute the interviews as you wish, so long as you credit Richard Poynder as the author, do not alter or transform the text, and do not use the interviews for any commercial purpose.

The Interviews:














More interviews will follow. Please note that while these interviews are made freely available to all, they are written by a freelance journalist who makes his living from writing. To assist him to continue making work available in this way you are invited to make a voluntary contribution. The suggested figure is $10 per interview, but feel free to contribute as you think appropriate. This can be done quite simply by sending a payment via PayPal quoting the email address It is not necessary to have a PayPal account to make a payment.

If you point anyone else to the interviews please consider directing them to this page, rather than directly to the individual interviews. If you would like to republish any of the interviews on a commercial basis, or have any comments on them, please email the author at

About Richard Poynder
Blog: Open and Shut?
arrow The State of Open Access
The Basement Interviews
Open Access Interviews
Essays on Open Access
Blogs, News & More:
Interview 1: Richard Poynder
Interview 2: Richard Poynder
Interview 3: Richard Poynder
OA Archivangelism
The Occasional Pamphlet
Peter Murray-Rust's Blog
Digital Koans
Cameron Neylon's Blog
John Wilbank's Blog
The Scholarly Kitchen
BioMed Central Blog
PLoS Blogs
The Open Access Directory
SPARC Europe
IP Watchdog
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