Hi, I’m Marcel. I write about media innovation, open access, and publishing technology. Currently, I’m studying Publishing (MA) at UCL (University College London).
Before that and next to my studies, I had a dozen of jobs and internships in business development and consulting, for instance: Consulting in Editorial Development for John Wiley & Sons in Oxford, unlatching and technical support for Knowledge Unlatched‘s round 2, and as an intern in the research project Academic Book of the Future project at UCL/KCL. Luckily, with this project’s BOOC, a paper on the prisoner’s dilemma and the economics of open access monograph publishing will be published in August at UCL Press.
Before moving to London, I studied Publishing Management and 2 terms Business Administration at HTWK Leipzig, Germany, with an emphasis on innovation management and strategy. Meanwhile, I worked 6 months for the Berlin-based publishing house De Gruyter in business development and developed as a bachelor thesis a company strategy for and with the Leipzig Book Fair. On the side, I’m very keen to be part of panel discussions or give speechs about innovation, disruption, or publishing.
For my studies, I’m backed with a scholarship of the German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes), the 2015/2016 John Wiley & Sons scholarship, and was awarded 1 of the 3 Society for Scholarly Publishing international fellowships 2016.
In the end, I like to analyse and write. That’s why this site exists. Contact me or get in touch (so, the last name is Knöchelmann, often internationally spelled Knochelmann, except sometimes spelled Knoechelmann – there is a lot of confusion with the Umlaut).