Stuart Lawson

Research Data Officer (Library and Information Studies)


Doctorate from Birkbeck, University of London on the politics of open access. Research interests include scholarly communication, open access finances, and the politics of openness.


  • Lawson, S. 2017. Access, ethics, and piracy. Insights, 30(1) [forthcoming]. Preprint at:
  • Lawson, S. 2016. Report on offset agreements: evaluating current Jisc Collections deals. Year 1 – evaluating 2015 deals. DOI:
  • Lawson, S., Gray, J., and Mauri, M. 2016. Opening the black box of scholarly communication funding: A public data infrastructure for financial flows in academic publishing. Open Library of Humanities, 2(1). DOI:
  • Lawson, S. 2015. Article processing charges paid by 25 UK universities in 2014. Journal of Open Humanities Data, 1. DOI:
  • Lawson, S. 2015. Fee waivers for open access journals. Publications, 3(3). DOI:
  • Lawson, S., Sanders, K. and Smith, L. 2015. Commodification of the information profession: A critique of Higher Education under neoliberalism. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 3(1). DOI: 10.7710/2162-3309.1182
  • Lawson, S. 2015. ‘Total cost of ownership’ of scholarly communication: managing subscription and APC payments together. Learned Publishing, 28(1), pp.9-13. DOI:
  • Lawson, S. and Meghreblian, B. 2014. Journal subscription expenditure of UK higher education institutions [v3; ref status: indexed,] F1000Research 2014, 3:274. DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.5706.3
  • Lawson, S. 2013. Library publishing services: An investigation into open access publishing in academic libraries. MA Dissertation. University of Brighton. DOI:

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