Marcel Wrzesinski

Marcel Wrzesinski works as an Open-Access-Officer at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG). He is also a research associate at the HIIG “InnOAccess” project of the German Research Foundation (DFG; in cooperation with ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics). The project seeks to improve the publication infrastructure of “Internet Policy Review” and aims at creating sustainable OA business models in the “small science” context. The results are then applied and transferred to the research community.

Marcel studied philosophy, gender studies, European ethnology and cultural anthropology in Bochum and Münster. His PhD project focuses on anticipatory, utopian narratives in sexual-emancipatory manifestos of the post-war period. Before working at the HIIG he was Open Access journal editor at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture in Giessen. Later on, he became a research associate for a project concerning Open Access transformation in gender studies (FU Berlin), which was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). He also lectured at the Universities of Giessen, Cologne, Bochum, the Humboldt University of Berlin as well as the New School for Social Research (New York City).

In 2017 he co-founded the “Open Gender Journal” (OA Gold). In 2018 he became co-representative of the working group “Open Digital Gender Studies” as well as executive board member of the German Gender Studies Association. In these capacities he mainly focusses on professionalizing, sustaining and networking Open Access in “smaller science” contexts.

Marcel Wrzesinski | HIIG


Open Access Officer: The evolving digitale 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

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