Janneke Adema is an Assistant Professor in Digital Media at the Centre for Postdigital Cultures at Coventry University. In her research, she explores the future of scholarly communications and experimental forms of knowledge production, where her work incorporates processual and performative publishing, radical open access, scholarly poethics, media studies, book history, cultural studies, and critical theory. She explores these issues in depth in her various publications, but also by supporting a variety of scholar-led, not-for-profit publishing projects, including the Radical Open Access Collective, Open Humanities Press, and Post Office Press (POP). (2021)
Janneke Adema holds an MA in History, an MA in Philosophy (both University of Groningen), an MA in Book and Digital Media Studies (Leiden University), and a PhD in Media and Communication (Coventry University).
Janneke Adema has conducted research for both the OAPEN Foundation and for the DOAB project. She is the author of amongst others the OAPEN report Overview of Open Access Models for eBooks in the HSS (2010) and the DOAB User Needs Analysis (2012). She has published in New Formations; The International Journal of Cultural Studies; New Media & Society; Cultural Studies; New Review of Academic Librarianship; Krisis. Journal for Contemporary Philosophy; Scholarly and Research Communication; and LOGOS: The Journal of the World Book Community, and she has co-edited a living book on Symbiosis together with Pete Woodbridge (Open Humanities Press, 2011). From 2010 until 2013 she organised the Open Media Research Seminar Series at the School of Media and Performing Arts at Coventry University. She is also one of the editors, together with Clare Birchall, Gary Hall and Pete Woodbridge, of the Culture Machine Live podcast series. (2018)
Books, reports, journal issues
- with Eelco Ferwerda and Ronald Snijder, OAPEN‐NL: A Project Exploring Open Access Monograph Publishing in the Netherlands – Final Report (OAPEN Project Report), The Hague, 2013.
- Knowledge Production Beyond The Book? Performing the Scholarly Monograph in Contemporary Digital Culture, Coventry: Coventry University, Jun 2015, x+248 pp, PDF, Wiki. PhD dissertation. 
- editor, with Gary Hall, Really, We're Helping to Build This ... Business: The Academia.edu Files, London: Open Humanities Press, Apr 2016.
- editor, with Gary Hall, Journal of Electronic Publishing 19(2): "Disrupting the Humanities: Towards Posthumanities", Winter 2016.
- with Graham Stone, Changing Publishing Ecologies: A Landscape Study of New University Presses and Academic-Led Publishing, intro. Chris Keene, London: Jisc, 2017, 102 pp. Interview transcripts.
- with Marcell Mars and Tobias Steiner, Books Contain Multitudes: Exploring Experimental Publishing, COPIM, Jan 2021, PDF. Report.
- Living Books: Experiments in the Posthumanities, MIT Press, 2021, xiii+335 pp.
- with Gary Hall, "The Political Nature of the Book: On Artists' Books and Radical Open Access", New Formations 78, Summer 2013, pp 138-156. Preprint. .
- "La naturaleza política del libro: sobre libros de artista y acceso abierto radical", trans. Sol Aréchiga Mantilla, in Circulación y resonancia I, ed. Nicolás Pradilla, Guadalajara, MX: Taller de Ediciones Económicas, 2016, pp 35-96.  (Spanish)
- "Practice What You Preach: Engaging in Humanities Research Through Critical Praxis", International Journal of Cultural Studies 16:5, Sep 2013, pp 491-505. Preprint.
- "Reviving the undead book: review of Planned Obsolescence. Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy, Kathleen Fitzpatrick", Cultural Studies, 2013, PDF.
- with Eelco Ferwerda, "Publication Practices in Motion: The Benefits of Open Access Publishing for the Humanities", in New Publication Cultures in the Humanities: Exploring the Paradigm Shift, ed. Péter Dávidházi, Amsterdam University Press, 2014, pp 131-146.
- "Open Access", in Critical Keywords for the Digital Humanities, Lueneburg: Meson Press, 2014.
- "Cutting Scholarship Together/Apart: Rethinking the Political-Economy of Scholarly Book Publishing", in The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies, eds. xtine Burrough, Eduardo Navas and Owen Gallagher, London and New York: Routledge, 2014, pp 258-269, DOC.
- "Embracing Messiness: Open Access Offers the Chance to Creatively Experiment with Scholarly Publishing", LSE Impact Blog, 18 Nov 2014.
- "Don't Give Your Labour to Academia.edu. Use It to Strengthen the Academic Commons", Open Reflections, 7 Apr 2016; repr. in Really, We're Helping to Build This ... Business: The Academia.edu Files, eds. Janneke Adema and Gary Hall, London: Open Humanities Press, 2016.
- with Gary Hall, "Posthumanities: The Dark Side of “The Dark Side of the Digital”", Journal of Electronic Publishing 9(2): "Disrupting the Humanities: Towards Posthumanities", eds. Janneke Adema and Gary Hall, Winter 2016.
- "Lectura posthumana", La Maleta de Portbou 22: "Leer en la era digital", Mar/Apr 2017.  (Spanish)
- "Posthuman Reading", Open Reflections, 2 Mar 2017.
- with Graham Stone, "The Surge in New University Presses and Academic-Led Publishing: An Overview of a Changing Publishing Ecology in the UK", LIBER Quarterly 27:1, 2017, pp 97-126, PDF.
- with Graham Stone, "Taking Back Control: The New University and Academic Presses That Are Re-Envisioning Scholarly Publishing", LSE Impact Blog, 20 Sep 2017.
- with Samuel Moore, "The Radical Open Access Collective: Building Alliances for a Progressive, Scholar-Led Commons", LSE Impact Blog, 27 Oct 2017.
- "Cut-up", in Keywords in Remix Studies, eds. Eduardo Navas, Owen Gallagher, and xtine burrough, London and New York: Routledge, 2017, pp 104-114. Postprint.
- with Samuel Moore, "Collectivity and Collaboration: Imagining New Forms of Communality to Create Resilience in Scholar-led Publishing", Insights 31:3, Mar 2018, PDF.
- editor, with Jonathan Shaw and Luca Morini, Media Practice and Education 19(1): "Disrupted Journal of Media Practice", May 2018, 115 pp.
- "Performative Publications", Media Practice and Education 19(1): "Disrupted Journal of Media Practice", eds. Jonathan Shaw, Luca Morini, and Janneke Adema, May 2018, pp 68-81, PDF.
- "The Poethics of Openness", in The Poethics of Scholarship, ed. Post Office Press, Coventry: Post Office Press/Rope Press, 2018, pp 16-26, Log.
- "The Ethics Of Emergent Creativity: Can We Move Beyond Writing As Human Enterprise, Commodity And Innovation?", in Whose Book is it Anyway? A View From Elsewhere on Publishing, Copyright and Creativity, eds. Janis Jefferies and Sarah Kember, Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2019, pp 65-90, Reader, PDF, Log.
- with Kamila Kuc, "Unruly Gestures: Seven Cine-Paragraphs on Reading/Writing Practices in our Post-Digital Condition", Culture Unbound 11:1, Linköping: LiU E-Press, 2019, pp 190-208, PDF, Video.
- with Kaja Marczewska, "Post It", Convolution 5-6, Sep 2019.  
- Julia Rehfeldt, "Janneke Adema on “The Mess that Open Access has become”", Hybrid Publishing Lab, 22 Sep 2014.
- Davide Giorgetta, Valerio Nicoletti, "A Conversation on Digital Archiving Practices with Janneke Adema", Post-Digital Publishing Archive, 22 Jun 2015.
- "The Radical Open Access Collective: Community, Resilience, Collaboration: An Open Insights Interview with Janneke Adema and James Smith", Open Insights, 16 Apr 2018.
- Towards a Roadmap for Open Access Monographs: A Knowledge Exchange Report, Bristol: Knowledge Exchange/Jisc, May 2019; rev.v., Jun 2019, 38 pp, PDF. Publisher.