C21 Literature: publishing, journals and open access in Contemporary Writing

Katy ShawMCRk

This roundtable discussion is the first publishing panel on contemporary literature led by the founders and the team behind the main academic open access journal in this specialist field, C21 Literature. The session will provide valuable guidance for scholars on policy perspectives on OA, both current and future, and in particular REF mandates and Plan S. The session will encourage debate and offer an open Q&A with participants that pools experience and leadership about the realities of writing for, editing and publishing contemporary criticism in open access format. Centred on the case study journal C21 Literature, the editor, publisher and supporting team will speak about their experiences and responses to challenges in publishing in the field of twenty first century literature, as well as the opportunities for writers and conference delegates for profiling their work and accessing new avenues of publication and reach.

Through insights into the lifecycle of open access publishing in contemporary literature and the context of the Open Library of Humanities model, the panel of speakers will offer a publishing clinic and take participants questions and queries about routes to publication as well as visions of the future of academic publishing in contemporary literature in the decades to come.

Prof Katy Shaw, Northumbria University (Editor C21)
Prof Martin Eve, Birkbeck (OLH)
Dr Rose Harris-Birtill. St Andrews University (OLH)
Dr Claire Nally, Northumbria University (Reviews Editor C21)

Sat 2:15 pm - 3:30 pm