Bastian Greshake shares how open research has helped him develop in his career, his thoughts on obstacles faced by open researchers, and steps he's taking to advocate for open access.

Mark E. Wilson from the University of Auckland made a survey where he solicits thoughts from his peers on models for academic journal publishing.

Tackling that first journal submission can be a great learning experience for scholars, particularly graduate students working on their PhD thesis.

Anaid Yerena, Assistant Professor of Urban Studies at University of Washington Tacoma, details the kinds of projects she's worked on and how she's making her research more openly accessible.

Richard Poynder discusses his career writing about the Open Access Movement and his thoughts on the future of open access scholarly journal publishing.

Sean Michael Morris, co-director of Hybrid Pedagogy shares the aims of the journal, why its editors chose to launch it as an open access publication, as well as other OA initiatives he supports.

We're excited to welcome Alexander Grossmann to The Open Access Stories blog series! Share this story and your own on Twitter by using the hashtag - #MyOAStory.

Scholastica welcomes Alison Mudditt, Director of University of California Press, to The Open Access Stories series! Share this story and your own on Twitter by using the hashtag - #MyOAStory.

Five years since the publication of the 'altmetrics manifesto' academia is buzzing with discussion about altmetrics.

Ian Beilin Editor of In the Library with the Lead Pipe discusses the impetus behind the OA journal and steps universities and individual scholars can take to further open access.