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Open source publishing

Dissemination of text that (normally) has been produced collaboratively and is made freely available for others to use and adapt, usually after attribution according to a Creative Commons licence.

This definition is extracted (and expanded on) from the book Getting Published: A Companion for the Humanities and Social Sciences by Gerald Jackson and Marie Lenstrup. It was first referred to in the blog Getting Published in a post on reasons for self-publishing.

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