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Marcel Wrzesinski

Marcel Wrzesinski is Open Access Officer at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society and works in the BMBF project “Sustainable journal financing through consortial support structures in small and interdisciplinary subjects“ (in cooperation with Knowledge Unlatched). He researches and develops consortial funding models in Germany and thus follows-up a key result of the DFG project “Innovative Open Access in the Small Sciences”.

Marcel studied philosophy, gender studies, European ethnology and folklore studies in Bochum, Berlin and Münster. Prior to his time at HIIG, he worked as an editor and led Open Access activities at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (Giessen). Later, he became a research associate for a project concerning Open Access transformation in gender studies (Berlin), which was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). He lectured at the universities of Giessen, Cologne, Bochum, the Humboldt University Berlin and the New School for Social Research (New York City).

He is also an editor of the “Open Gender Journal”, co-speaker of the working group “Open Digital Gender Studies” of the German Gender Studies Association, and advises various research institutions on issues of Open Access and Open Science. In these capacities he mainly focuses on professionalizing, sustaining and networking Open Access in smaller scientific fields.

Marcel Wrzesinski | HIIG


Open Access Officer: Knowledge & Society

Other publications

Bergmann, M., Ganz, K., Neufend, M., & Wrzesinski, M. (2019). Open access futures: time to push for scholar-led publishing. Digital society blog. Publication details

Ganz, K., & Wrzesinski, M. (2018). Open Gender Platform. Unterstützung für Open Access in der Geschlechterforschung. Bulletin Info / Zentrum für Transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien / Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (57), 13-16. Publication details

Ganz, K., & Wrzesinski, M. (2017). Open Access in der Geschlechterforschung: Open Gender Journal. Bulletin Info / Zentrum für Transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien / Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (54), 19-20. Publication details

Lectures and presentations

Open access in trans-/interdisciplinary contexts: "Internet Policy Review"
PKP 2019: REFLECTIONS AND DIRECTIONS. Public Knowledge Project. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain: 21.11.2019 Further information

Marcel Wrzesinski

Open access in small sciences
OASPA 2019 Annual Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing. Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association. The Queen’s Hall, The Royal Danish Library, Copenhagen, Denmark: 25.09.2019 Further information

Marcel Wrzesinski


Postcolonial Open Access and Language Criticism: Who is writing for Whom and Who wants to be read by Whom?
Digital Humanities Institute - Beirut. Center for Arts and Humanities, American University Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon: 04.05.2019 Further information

Marcel Wrzesinski

Moderation of workshops and panels

Was darf Qualität kosten? Geschäftsmodelle für neue, nicht-APC-finanzierte Open-Access-Journals
Open Access Tage 2019. Leibniz Universität Hannover, TIB – Leibniz-Informationszentrum Technik und Naturwissenschaften, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Bibliothek (GWLB). Leibniz Universität Hannover, Hannover, Germany: 02.10.2019 Further information

Marcel Wrzesinski, Kathrin Ganz

Open Access publizieren in den Ein­richtungen: Geschäfts­modelle, Forschungs­förderung und Publikationsberatung. FernUniversität Hagen, Hagen, Germany: 04.07.2019 Further information

Marcel Wrzesinski

Participation as expert

Open Access und Fachgesellschaften Nationaler Open-Access-Kontaktpunkt. Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany: 04.11.2019 Further information

Marcel Wrzesinski

Sustainable non-APC OA publishing models (9th OpenAIRE workshop) OpenAIRE. CITEC's research building - University of Bielefeld Library, Bielefeld, Germany: 26.02.2019 Further information

Marcel Wrzesinski