Post-Firewall: “The Force of All Our Numbers” in Labour/Le Travail

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My article, “‘The Force of All Our Numbers’: New Leftists, Labour, and the 1973 Artistic Woodwork Strike,” published in the 2010 Labour/Le Travail issue is now past the firewall cut off. If you want to read it, check it out here (PDF).

Right now, I am largely publishing in rolling firewall journals. There aren’t too many fully open-access journals in Canada (one major exception is Historical Studies in Education, which I have my eyes on for a manuscript I have started writing).

I’ve given a lot of thought to my own publishing practices lately. Luckily, every one of my articles save my first one from my MA (one in Ontario History) will be coming out of a rolling firewall at some point. This one is the first, my Urban History Review one should be later this year, followed shortly thereafter by one in BC Studies.

That all said, during my interview for my current position at the University of Waterloo, I did note my publishing plans: largely rolling firewall, until eventually I hope to transition to fully open access. It’s not a perfect plan, and I’m sometimes a bit uneasy about it, but I hope that in some way I can help effect the change I dream of.

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