I had the chance to conduct an email-based interview with Tom Boellstorff during this past month to explore some of his views about Open Access (hereafter OA) publishing in anthropology.
Ryan Anderson: First of all, thanks for taking the time to do this interview, Tom. Here at Savage Minds we write about Open Access (OA) a lot, and many of our contributors seem to be in agreement about the need to look into alternative publishing options. But not everyone knows about OA or is in agreement with the push to head in that direction, and this includes many people who are well established in anthropology. So, what‘s your opinion about OA? Is this an issue that should matter for anthropologists who are already successful within the current publishing regime, for example?
Anderson, Ryan B., "Opening our anthropological conversations: An Interview with Tom Boellstorff" (2012). Faculty Publications. 65.