I am a big fan of the open access movement in academic publishing, both as an academic and also with the core belief that knowledge should be freely accessible. So, I was pleased when just last week I found out that my research into framing of conflict over gold mining in El Salvador is featured in a special open access collection, “Environment through the Lens,” from the Taylor and Francis Environmental Science and Policy publishing group.

The collection explores trending topics in environmental studies through their presentation in culture and literature. My article, “Water Gives Life: Framing an Environmental Justice Movement in the Mainstream and Alternative Salvadoran Press,” originally appeared as part of a special issue of Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture on environmental justice in international contexts.

The full text of the article is available here and the Environment through the Lens collection is available here.