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: How to common the humanities? A values-based exploration of the open access publishing landscape for humanities disciplines
  • 2009-11: MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature, Birkbeck College, London
    • Dissertation title: Hitting a Homer: Sport and Myth in the Work of Don DeLillo
  • 2004-7: BA in Continental Philosophy, University of Essex.

Work Experience

  • October 2017-October 2018: Researcher for Reading Peer Review project at Birkbeck
  • Summer 2017: Researcher for Radical Open Access Collective
  • Summer 2016: Researcher for Open Knowledge on Pasteur4OA project
  • 2013-present: Managing Editor, Ubiquity Press



  • Moore, Samuel. 2017. ‘A genealogy of open access: negotiations between openness and access to research’ Revue française des sciences de l’information et de la communication, 11 (2) http://doi.org/10.4000/rfsic.3220
  • 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


Funding and awards

  • 2017 Student Research Award from the Arts and Humanities Special Interest Group of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). This included a $500 prize and ASIS&T membership.
  • Co-investigator on the Reading Peer Review project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon foundation ($99,000 for 24 months).
  • Panton Fellowship from Open Knowledge for work and advocacy around open data (£8000 award).