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Marcel Wrzesinski

Marcel Wrzesinski is Open Access Officer at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society and a research associate for the DFG project “Innovative Open Access in the Small Sciences” (in cooperation with ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics). The project develops innovative solutions for improving Open Access publication infrastructures, designs sustainable financing models for scholar-led, non-APC journals and transfers the outcomes into the community.

Marcel studied philosophy, gender studies, European ethnology and folklore studies in Bochum and Münster. His PhD project analyzes narratives of the future in post-war sexual emancipatory manifestos. 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 (FU 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).

In 2017, he co-founded the “Open Gender Journal” (OA Gold), became a co-speaker of the working group “Open Digital Gender Studies” in 2018, and was a member of the executive board of the German Gender Studies Association (2018-2020). 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, 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