OAJ and Wagadu: Towards a Diamond Model of Feminist, Postcolonial Publishing

  • Mechthild Nagel SUNY Cortland
Keywords: open access, Global South, Global North, journal ranking, equity


This comment reflects on the genesis of an OA non-corporate journal, affiliated with a public university. Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies emerged from an idealized discussion of open access to a more robust understanding of the pragmatics of visibility, tenure and promotion guidelines. It gives account of the challenge of trying to navigate in ethical ways through the corporate waves of cooptation.

Author Biography

Mechthild Nagel, SUNY Cortland


Philosophy Dept

Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies

Debating Open Access (Comments, Non Peer-Reviewed)