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* '''On open access'''
 
* '''On open access'''
 
** See the [[Writings on open access|bibliography of my writings on open access]] (with links to OA editions).
 
** See the [[Writings on open access|bibliography of my writings on open access]] (with links to OA editions).
** See the [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/archive.htm backfile] of my newsletter (''Free Online Scholarship Newsletter'', 2001-2002, and ''SPARC Open Access Newsletter'', 2003-2013)
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** See the [https://web.archive.org/web/20210508012624/http://legacy.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/archive.htm backfile] of my newsletter (''Free Online Scholarship Newsletter'', 2001-2002, and ''SPARC Open Access Newsletter'', 2003-2013)
** See the archive of my old blog, [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/fosblog.html ''Open Access News''] (2002-2010).
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** See the archive of my old blog, [https://web.archive.org/web/20110224045531/http://legacy.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/fosblog.html ''Open Access News''] (2002-2010).
** See some tips on how my projects and writings could help those studying the [[History of open access|history of OA]]
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** See how my projects and writings could help those studying the [[History of open access|history of OA]]
  
 
* '''On topics other than open access'''
 
* '''On topics other than open access'''
 
** See the [[Writings|bibliography of my writings]] (with links to OA editions).
 
** See the [[Writings|bibliography of my writings]] (with links to OA editions).
  
* Nearly all my publications are open access from my [https://dash.harvard.edu/discover?query=peter+suber&scope=/&filtertype=author&filter_relational_operator=authority&filter=3183e96afd7ab6b34448f136081b1649 section of DASH] (the Harvard open-access repository), my [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/ Earlham web site], a publisher's site, or some combination of these.
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* Nearly all my publications are open access from my [https://dash.harvard.edu/discover?filtertype_1=author&filter_relational_operator_1=contains&filter_1=&query=peter+suber&scope=%2F section of DASH] (the Harvard open-access repository), my [https://web.archive.org/web/20110222153151/http://legacy.earlham.edu/~peters/hometoc.htm old Earlham web site], a publisher's site, or some combination of these.
 
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** One kind of exception is an older, print-only publication for which I don't yet have a digital edition. Over the years I've gradually created digital editions where I didn't have them, and I'm nearly done.  
 
** One kind of exception is an older, print-only publication for which I don't yet have a digital edition. Over the years I've gradually created digital editions where I didn't have them, and I'm nearly done.  
** Another kind of exception is a work for which I have a digital edition but not permission for open access. The only exception of this kind is [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/cse.htm ''The Case of the Speluncean Explorers: Nine New Opinions''] (Routledge, 1998). I published it before I started thinking hard about OA. I've asked Routledge to make the book OA, but it declined. I'm still willing to do so as soon as Routledge is. If Routledge doesn't make it OA while the book is still in print, then I'll make it OA as soon is it goes out of print and the rights revert to me.
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** Another kind of exception is a work for which I have a digital edition but not permission for open access. The only exception of this kind is [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/cse.htm ''The Case of the Speluncean Explorers: Nine New Opinions''] (Routledge, 1998). I published it before I started thinking hard about OA. I've asked Routledge to make the book OA, but it declined. I'm still willing to do so as soon as Routledge is. If Routledge doesn't make it OA while the book is still in print, then I'll make it OA as soon is it goes out of print, or as soon as I can revert the rights, whichever comes first.
 
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== Other current affiliations ==
 
== Other current affiliations ==
 
* Here are some affiliations other than the [[#My_work_and_primary_affiliations|primary affiliations]] above (most recent first):
 
* Here are some affiliations other than the [[#My_work_and_primary_affiliations|primary affiliations]] above (most recent first):
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** Member of the [https://freejournals.org/fjn-organization/governance/ Advisory Committee] of the [https://freejournals.org/ Free Journal Network].
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<!-- since March 30, 2020 -->
 
** Member of the [https://misinforeview.hks.harvard.edu/editorial-board/ Editorial Board] of the [https://misinforeview.hks.harvard.edu/ Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review]
 
** Member of the [https://misinforeview.hks.harvard.edu/editorial-board/ Editorial Board] of the [https://misinforeview.hks.harvard.edu/ Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review]
 
<!-- since 10/19 or before; forget when Irene asked me; prior to launch on January 16, 2020 -->
 
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** Member of the [https://blogs.cs.st-andrews.ac.uk/orcid-study/people/ Advisory Committee] for the study, [https://blogs.cs.st-andrews.ac.uk/orcid-study/2018/02/22/hello-world/ Characterizing the Adoption of ORCID iDs in Academic Communities]  
 
** Member of the [https://blogs.cs.st-andrews.ac.uk/orcid-study/people/ Advisory Committee] for the study, [https://blogs.cs.st-andrews.ac.uk/orcid-study/2018/02/22/hello-world/ Characterizing the Adoption of ORCID iDs in Academic Communities]  
 
<!-- since September 14, 2017 -->
 
<!-- since September 14, 2017 -->
<!-- the people page is still under construction
 
https://blogs.cs.st-andrews.ac.uk/orcid-study/people/ -->
 
 
** External Expert for [http://openminted.eu/ OpenMinTeD], in the [http://openminted.eu/community/working-groups/ Working Group] on intellectual property rights and licensing
 
** External Expert for [http://openminted.eu/ OpenMinTeD], in the [http://openminted.eu/community/working-groups/ Working Group] on intellectual property rights and licensing
 
<!-- Since September 11, 2016. -->
 
<!-- Since September 11, 2016. -->
 
** Member of the [http://riojournal.com/board Advisory Board] of [http://riojournal.com/ Research Ideas and Outcomes] (RIO) <!-- Since sept 4, 2015 -->
 
** Member of the [http://riojournal.com/board Advisory Board] of [http://riojournal.com/ Research Ideas and Outcomes] (RIO) <!-- Since sept 4, 2015 -->
** Member of the [http://oa-cooperative.org/participants.html Advisory Board] of the [http://oa-cooperative.org/ Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study] <!-- since 6/15/15 -->
 
** Member of the [http://blog.onerepo.net/advisory-board/ Advisory Board] of [http://onerepo.net/ OneRepo] <!-- since June 2015 -->
 
** Member of the [http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/odap/advisory-board Advisory Board] of the Harvard [http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/odap Open Data Assistance Program] (ODAP) <!-- since Oct 2014 -->
 
 
** Founding member of the [http://www.authorsalliance.org/ Authors Alliance] <!-- since May 21, 2014 -->
 
** Founding member of the [http://www.authorsalliance.org/ Authors Alliance] <!-- since May 21, 2014 -->
 
** Member of the [http://www.share-research.org/about/our-team/joint-working-group/ Joint Working Group] of [http://www.arl.org/share SHared Access Research Ecosystem] (SHARE) <!-- member of technical working group since Nov 2013, which then merged with other working groups to become joint working group in Feb 2015 -->
 
** Member of the [http://www.share-research.org/about/our-team/joint-working-group/ Joint Working Group] of [http://www.arl.org/share SHared Access Research Ecosystem] (SHARE) <!-- member of technical working group since Nov 2013, which then merged with other working groups to become joint working group in Feb 2015 -->
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<!-- if I don't want to link to Wayback Machine page, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Knowledge_International#People -->
 
<!-- if I don't want to link to Wayback Machine page, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Knowledge_International#People -->
 
** Member of the [http://openhumanitiespress.org/open-access-board.html OA Advisory Board] of [http://openhumanitiespress.org/ Open Humanities Press] <!-- since 10/8/06 -->
 
** Member of the [http://openhumanitiespress.org/open-access-board.html OA Advisory Board] of [http://openhumanitiespress.org/ Open Humanities Press] <!-- since 10/8/06 -->
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** Member of the SPARC [https://sparcopen.org/people/open-access-working-group/ Open Access Working Group] <!-- from the beginning; c 2003 -->
 
** Member of the New Knot Claims Assessment Committee of the [http://www.igkt.net/ International Guild of Knot Tyers]
 
** Member of the New Knot Claims Assessment Committee of the [http://www.igkt.net/ International Guild of Knot Tyers]
** [https://earlham.edu/people/emeriti-faculty/ Professor of Philosophy Emeritus] at [http://www.earlham.edu/ Earlham College]
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** [https://web.archive.org/web/20210301032441/https://earlham.edu/people/emeriti-faculty/ Professor of Philosophy Emeritus] at [http://www.earlham.edu/ Earlham College]
 
<!-- emeritus status approved January 14, 2019; before that Senior Research Professor, since my departure in June 2003; before that Full Professor, etc. -->
 
<!-- emeritus status approved January 14, 2019; before that Senior Research Professor, since my departure in June 2003; before that Full Professor, etc. -->
  
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== Background and past affiliations ==  
 
== Background and past affiliations ==  
  
* In May 2003 I gave up my position as a tenured, senior professor of philosophy at Earlham College, where I had taught since 1982. I also taught computer science and law. I left my professorship in order to work full-time on open access to research, which I've done ever since. However, I remained an unremunerated research professor at Earlham until 2019, when I became emeritus.  
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* I was a professor of philosophy at Earlham College for 21 years (1982-2003). I also taught computer science and law. When I stepped down in 2003 to work full-time on OA, I was a tenured senior professor. I'm now a professor emeritus.  
  
 
* Past affiliations (most recent first)
 
* Past affiliations (most recent first)
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** Member of the Review Committee for the [https://council.science/ International Science Council] (ISC), for its March 2021 report on [https://council.science/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020-02-19-Opening-the-record-of-science.pdf Opening the Record of Science].
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** Member of the [https://web.archive.org/web/20191209215514/https://www.fairopenaccess.org/who-we-are/people/ Board] of the [https://www.fairopenaccess.org/ Fair Open Access Alliance] (FOAA)
 
** Member of the [https://web.archive.org/web/20191209215514/https://www.fairopenaccess.org/who-we-are/people/ Board] of the [https://www.fairopenaccess.org/ Fair Open Access Alliance] (FOAA)
 
<!-- started August 2017; stepped down December 9, 2019 -->
 
<!-- started August 2017; stepped down December 9, 2019 -->
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** Member of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20160313105030/http://oa-cooperative.org/participants.html Advisory Board] of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20160106145155/http://oa-cooperative.org/ Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study] <!-- since 6/15/15 -->
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** Member of the [http://blog.onerepo.net/advisory-board/ Advisory Board] of [http://onerepo.net/ OneRepo] <!-- since June 2015 -->
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** Member of the [http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/odap/advisory-board Advisory Board] of the Harvard [http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/odap Open Data Assistance Program] (ODAP) <!-- since Oct 2014 -->
 
** Member of the [http://journals.sfu.ca/src/index.php/src/announcement/view/5 Editorial Board] of the [http://journals.sfu.ca/src/index.php/src/index Journal of Scholarly and Research Communication] <!-- since 4/09 --> <!-- stepped down at end of Nov 2018 -->
 
** Member of the [http://journals.sfu.ca/src/index.php/src/announcement/view/5 Editorial Board] of the [http://journals.sfu.ca/src/index.php/src/index Journal of Scholarly and Research Communication] <!-- since 4/09 --> <!-- stepped down at end of Nov 2018 -->
 
** Member of the [http://www.knowledgeunlatched.org/about-us/ Library Steering Committee] of [http://www.knowledgeunlatched.org/ Knowledge Unlatched] (KU) <!-- started January 2013; stepped down October 30, 2018, in email to Frances Pinter -->
 
** Member of the [http://www.knowledgeunlatched.org/about-us/ Library Steering Committee] of [http://www.knowledgeunlatched.org/ Knowledge Unlatched] (KU) <!-- started January 2013; stepped down October 30, 2018, in email to Frances Pinter -->
 
** Member of the [http://www.hefce.ac.uk/media/hefce/content/whatwedo/research/infrastructure/openaccess/International_Advisory_Panel_members.pdf Advisory Panel] of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20140904101654/http://www.hefce.ac.uk/whatwedo/rsrch/rinfrastruct/oa/monographs/ HEFCE monographs and open access project] <!-- since Aug 2013 -->
 
** Member of the [http://www.hefce.ac.uk/media/hefce/content/whatwedo/research/infrastructure/openaccess/International_Advisory_Panel_members.pdf Advisory Panel] of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20140904101654/http://www.hefce.ac.uk/whatwedo/rsrch/rinfrastruct/oa/monographs/ HEFCE monographs and open access project] <!-- since Aug 2013 -->
 
** Member of the [http://www.mdpi.com/journal/publications/editors Editorial Board] of [http://www.mdpi.com/journal/publications Publications] <!-- starting August 2012 --> <!-- stepped down Aug 1, 2014 -->
 
** Member of the [http://www.mdpi.com/journal/publications/editors Editorial Board] of [http://www.mdpi.com/journal/publications Publications] <!-- starting August 2012 --> <!-- stepped down Aug 1, 2014 -->
** [http://www.openforumacademy.org/fellows/biog/peter-suber Fellow] at the [http://www.openforumacademy.org/ OpenForum Academy] <!-- started June 28, 2012; stepped down Nov 7, 2016 -->
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** [http://www.openforumacademy.org/fellows/biog/peter-suber Fellow] at the [http://www.openforumacademy.org/ OpenForum Academy] <!-- started June 28, 2012; stepped down Nov 7, 2016 --> <!-- stepped down again May 27, 2018 -->
<!-- stepped down again May 27, 2018 -->
 
 
** Member of the Advisory Group of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20110604130115/http://www.arl.org/sparc/advocacy/campus/ SPARC Campus Open Access Policies project] <!-- publicly launched August 5, 2009 -->
 
** Member of the Advisory Group of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20110604130115/http://www.arl.org/sparc/advocacy/campus/ SPARC Campus Open Access Policies project] <!-- publicly launched August 5, 2009 -->
 
** Faculty Fellow at the [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/ Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society], 2009-2015.  
 
** Faculty Fellow at the [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/ Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society], 2009-2015.  
 
<!-- starting 7/1/09; I shifted from fellow to senior researcher 9/15 -->
 
<!-- starting 7/1/09; I shifted from fellow to senior researcher 9/15 -->
** Visiting Fellow at the [http://isp.law.yale.edu/ Information Society Project] (ISP) of [http://www.law.yale.edu/ Yale Law School] <!-- since 1/08 -->
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** Visiting Fellow at the [https://law.yale.edu/isp Information Society Project] (ISP) of [http://www.law.yale.edu/ Yale Law School]  
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<!-- since 1/08 -->
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<!-- old URL for ISP = http://isp.law.yale.edu/ -->
 
** Member of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20080512172458/http://www.iwr.co.uk/information-world-review/news/2213865/users-given-voice-european-3923010 Advisory Board] of [http://www.europeanlibrary.org/ The European Library] <!-- since August 6, 2007 -->
 
** Member of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20080512172458/http://www.iwr.co.uk/information-world-review/news/2213865/users-given-voice-european-3923010 Advisory Board] of [http://www.europeanlibrary.org/ The European Library] <!-- since August 6, 2007 -->
 
<!-- original link on advisory board now dead; no copy in Wayback Machine http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/portal/organisation/about_us/useradvisory_en.html -->
 
<!-- original link on advisory board now dead; no copy in Wayback Machine http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/portal/organisation/about_us/useradvisory_en.html -->
 
** Member of the [https://web.archive.org/web/20180612162603/https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Advisory_Board Advisory Board] of the [http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home Wikimedia Foundation]
 
** Member of the [https://web.archive.org/web/20180612162603/https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Advisory_Board Advisory Board] of the [http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home Wikimedia Foundation]
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<!-- I was on the board c. June 2007 - June 2009; end date is more certain than the start date -->
 
** Member of the Editorial Board of [http://ojs.gsu.edu/oar Open Access Research]
 
** Member of the Editorial Board of [http://ojs.gsu.edu/oar Open Access Research]
 
** Member of the [http://tcfir.org/BOD.cfm Board of Directors] of [http://tcfir.org/ The Center For Internet Research]
 
** Member of the [http://tcfir.org/BOD.cfm Board of Directors] of [http://tcfir.org/ The Center For Internet Research]
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** Member of the Board of Governors of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20010118201800/http://www.icaap.org:80/ International Consortium For The Advancement of Academic Publication]
 
** Member of the Board of Governors of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20010118201800/http://www.icaap.org:80/ International Consortium For The Advancement of Academic Publication]
 
** Moderator of the [http://threader.ecs.soton.ac.uk/lists/boaiforum/ BOAI Forum]
 
** Moderator of the [http://threader.ecs.soton.ac.uk/lists/boaiforum/ BOAI Forum]
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<!-- From February 14, 2003 to March 30, 2008 -->
 
** Editorial consultant to [http://noesis.evansville.edu/ Noesis: Philosophical Research Online]
 
** Editorial consultant to [http://noesis.evansville.edu/ Noesis: Philosophical Research Online]
 
** Member of the Executive Committee of the [http://iacap.org/ International Association for Computing and Philosophy] and co-editor of its [http://iacap.org/library.htm Virtual Library of Philosophy]
 
** Member of the Executive Committee of the [http://iacap.org/ International Association for Computing and Philosophy] and co-editor of its [http://iacap.org/library.htm Virtual Library of Philosophy]
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* I tweet as [https://twitter.com/petersuber @petersuber].
 
* I tweet as [https://twitter.com/petersuber @petersuber].
** I like Twitter. But I [[Not on Twitter please | prefer other channels]] for serious Q&A or discussion.
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** I like Twitter for what it does well, but [[Not on Twitter please | not for everything]].
  
 
* Blogging
 
* Blogging
** From May 2002 to April 2010, I blogged heavily at [https://legacy.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/fosblog.html Open Access News], about 18,000 posts over 8 years, with occasional blogging partners. OAN was my attempt to stay on top of all that was happening with OA and share what I learned. It was useful while it lasted, but it didn't scale with the growth of OA. That failure to scale led me to launch the crowd-sourced, tag-based [https://cyber.harvard.edu/hoap/Open_Access_Tracking_Project Open Access Tracking Project] in 2009, and lay down my blog about a year later. I explained why I was making the transition in a May 2009 [https://dash.harvard.edu/handle/1/4322586 article] in my newsletter. OAN is preserved and searchable in several places. See [[History_of_open_access#Open_Access_News_.282002-2010.29 | more details here]].
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** From May 2002 to April 2010, I blogged heavily at [https://legacy.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/fosblog.html Open Access News], about 18,000 posts over 8 years, with occasional blogging partners. OAN was my attempt to stay on top of all that was happening with OA and share what I learned. It was useful while it lasted, but it didn't scale with the growth of OA. That failure to scale led me to launch the crowd-sourced, tag-based [https://cyber.harvard.edu/hoap/Open_Access_Tracking_Project Open Access Tracking Project] in 2009, and lay down my blog about a year later. I explained why I was making the transition in a May 2009 [https://dash.harvard.edu/handle/1/4322586 article] in my newsletter. OAN is preserved and searchable in several places, including [https://web.archive.org/web/20110224045531/http://legacy.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/fosblog.html the Internet Archive Wayback Machine]. See [[History_of_open_access#Open_Access_News_.282002-2010.29 | more details here]].
** From July 2011 to April 2019, I blogged lightly at [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google%2B Google+], about 1,400 posts over 8 years. Because Google pulled the plug on G+, most of those posts are no longer online, though I may soon be able to link to archived copies. See [[History_of_open_access#Google.2B_blog_.282011-present.29 | more details here]]. Also see my handmade [[Selected Google Plus posts | list of major G+ posts]], with links to copies in the [https://archive.org/ Internet Archive].
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** From July 2011 to April 2019, I blogged lightly at [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google%2B Google+], about 1,200 posts over 8 years. Google pulled the plug on G+ in April 2019 and deleted all the posts. However, I saved many of them to the [https://archive.org/ Internet Archive] and nearly all of them to [https://conifer.rhizome.org/petersuber/peter-suber-g-blog Conifer]. See [[History_of_open_access#Google.2B_blog_.282011-2019.29 | more details here]].  
** In May 2020 I started a [https://suber.pubpub.org/dash/overview new blog on PubPub].  
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** In May 2020 I started a [https://suber.pubpub.org/ new blog on PubPub].  
 
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* Since the death of G+, I've been looking for a new blogging platform.  
 
* Since the death of G+, I've been looking for a new blogging platform.  
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commented out because MS doesn't list many of my papers, and doesn't give me enough control to provide useful info; on probation; perhaps MS Academic will improve one day -->
 
commented out because MS doesn't list many of my papers, and doesn't give me enough control to provide useful info; on probation; perhaps MS Academic will improve one day -->
 
* [http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ogK4ZGQAAAAJ&hl=en Google Scholar profile].  
 
* [http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ogK4ZGQAAAAJ&hl=en Google Scholar profile].  
* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/hometoc.htm Earlham College home page] ([https://perma.cc/VLC9-YH3F perma.cc link]). Mostly superseded by the present home page.
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* [http://legacy.earlham.edu/~peters/hometoc.htm Earlham College home page] ([https://perma.cc/VLC9-YH3F perma.cc link]). Mostly superseded by the present home page.
 
* [http://bit.ly/cv-suber-short Curriculum vitae]. Abridged and dated. Contact me if you need an unabridged and updated version.
 
* [http://bit.ly/cv-suber-short Curriculum vitae]. Abridged and dated. Contact me if you need an unabridged and updated version.
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* Archived sites and pages
 
* Archived sites and pages
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** I'm phasing out <psuber@law.harvard.edu>, <psuber@cyber.harvard.edu>, and <peters@earlham.edu>. If you have them in your address book, please replace them with one of the above.  
 
** I'm phasing out <psuber@law.harvard.edu>, <psuber@cyber.harvard.edu>, and <peters@earlham.edu>. If you have them in your address book, please replace them with one of the above.  
  
* Email is the best way to reach me. If you want to contact me by phone, text, snail mail, or some other way, and don't want to go through the Office for Scholarly Communication, then send me an email and I'll tell you how. If you leave me voicemail, I may not hear it for months. If you send me a message by social media, I may not see it at all.  
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* Email is the best way to reach me. If you want to contact me by phone, text, Zoom, snail mail, or some other way, and don't want to go through the Office for Scholarly Communication, then send me an email and I'll tell you how. If you leave me voicemail, I may not hear it for months. If you send me a fax, or a message by social media, I may not see it at all.  
  
  

Latest revision as of 20:32, 21 August 2021

This wiki-based home page has been my main home page since June 2013.

My work and primary affiliations

  • My primary field is philosophy (Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1978). I'm also a non-practicing lawyer (J.D., Northwestern, 1982).

Writings

 

My latest book is Knowledge Unbound (MIT Press, 2016). It's available in paperback, hardback, and many open-access editions (same text, different file formats).

 

My last book before that is Open Access (MIT Press, 2012). It's available in paperback and many open-access editions (same text, different file formats). I keep it alive with frequent updates and supplements. Choice named Open Access an Outstanding Academic Title for 2013.
  • Nearly all my publications are open access from my section of DASH (the Harvard open-access repository), my old Earlham web site, a publisher's site, or some combination of these.
    • One kind of exception is an older, print-only publication for which I don't yet have a digital edition. Over the years I've gradually created digital editions where I didn't have them, and I'm nearly done.
    • Another kind of exception is a work for which I have a digital edition but not permission for open access. The only exception of this kind is The Case of the Speluncean Explorers: Nine New Opinions (Routledge, 1998). I published it before I started thinking hard about OA. I've asked Routledge to make the book OA, but it declined. I'm still willing to do so as soon as Routledge is. If Routledge doesn't make it OA while the book is still in print, then I'll make it OA as soon is it goes out of print, or as soon as I can revert the rights, whichever comes first.

Academic interests

  • When I was a philosophy prof (1982-2003), I specialized in Kant and German idealism; the history of modern European philosophy, roughly from Montaigne to Nietzsche; the history of western skepticism from Socrates to the 20th century; epistemological and ethical issues related to skepticism, such as fictionalism, ideology, self-deception, and the ethics of belief; the logical, epistemological, ethical, and legal problems of self-reference; the metatheory of first-order logic; the ethics of paternalism, consent, and coercion; and the philosophy of law. I retain an interest in all these topics, and have since added some new ones: the connections between ancient Greek skepticism and Indian Buddhism (via Pyrrho), the naturalization of ethics, and concepts of randomness.
  • Since 2001 or so, my interests have centered on policies, practices, and technologies that foster research, especially those that foster the growth, sharing, reliability, use, and usefulness of research. In addition to promoting these policies, practices, and technologies, I want to understand how the internet has changed research, how it ought to change research, and what it would mean to take full advantage of the internet for research.

Other current affiliations

Background and past affiliations

  • I was a professor of philosophy at Earlham College for 21 years (1982-2003). I also taught computer science and law. When I stepped down in 2003 to work full-time on OA, I was a tenured senior professor. I'm now a professor emeritus.

Social media

  • Blogging
    • From May 2002 to April 2010, I blogged heavily at Open Access News, about 18,000 posts over 8 years, with occasional blogging partners. OAN was my attempt to stay on top of all that was happening with OA and share what I learned. It was useful while it lasted, but it didn't scale with the growth of OA. That failure to scale led me to launch the crowd-sourced, tag-based Open Access Tracking Project in 2009, and lay down my blog about a year later. I explained why I was making the transition in a May 2009 article in my newsletter. OAN is preserved and searchable in several places, including the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. See more details here.
    • From July 2011 to April 2019, I blogged lightly at Google+, about 1,200 posts over 8 years. Google pulled the plug on G+ in April 2019 and deleted all the posts. However, I saved many of them to the Internet Archive and nearly all of them to Conifer. See more details here.
    • In May 2020 I started a new blog on PubPub.

Related pages

  • My conflicts of interest.
    • This is the only place where I try to list the sources of my past and present funding.

Contacting me

I'm working remotely during the pandemic. No point calling my office phone number. Stay well.
  • My primary email addresses are peter_suber@harvard.edu and peter.suber@gmail.com.
    • I also use <psuber@cyber.law.harvard.edu> and <peter_suber@g.harvard.edu>.
    • I'm phasing out <psuber@law.harvard.edu>, <psuber@cyber.harvard.edu>, and <peters@earlham.edu>. If you have them in your address book, please replace them with one of the above.
  • Email is the best way to reach me. If you want to contact me by phone, text, Zoom, snail mail, or some other way, and don't want to go through the Office for Scholarly Communication, then send me an email and I'll tell you how. If you leave me voicemail, I may not hear it for months. If you send me a fax, or a message by social media, I may not see it at all.


"To have no time for philosophy is to be a true philosopher."

     Pascal, Pensées.
     Trans. A.J. Krailsheimer, Penguin, 1966, §513