My name is Samuel Moore; I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London. I am researching open-access publishing and the humanities, focusing on the practical and theoretical foundations for cooperative, scholar-led and commons-based approaches to publishing that are embedded in a range of humanistic research practices. I am also an advocate of scholarly openness in general and was a 2013-4 Panton Fellow in Open Data at the Open Knowledge Foundation.


  • 2013-present: PhD in Digital Humanities, King’s College London (part-time). Current thesis title: Commoning the humanities — an argument for grassroots interventions in the implementation and adoption of open-access publishing in the humanities
  • 2009-11: MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature, Birkbeck College, London
  • 2004-7: BA in Continental Philosophy, University of Essex.

Work Experience

  • 2013-present: Managing Editor, Ubiquity Press
  • 2009-2012: Editorial Manager, PLOS ONE



  • Moore, Samuel, Cameron Neylon, Martin Paul Eve, Daniel Paul O’Donnell, and Damian Pattinson. 2017. ‘“Excellence R Us”: University Research and the Fetishisation of Excellence’. Palgrave Communications 3 (January): 16105. http://doi.org/10.1057/palcomms.2016.105
  • Mabile, Laurence; De Castro, Paola; Bravo, Elena; Parodi, Barbara; Thomsen, Mogensa; Moore, Samuel; Cambon-Thomsen, Anne. Towards new tools for bioresource use and sharing Information Services & Use, vol. 36, no. 3-4, pp. 133-146, 2016, http://doi.org/10.3233/ISU-160811