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This presentation expands directly upon Maurer’s “give voice to SoTL” charge by addressing how journals can be used to disseminate, popularize, and even shape the thinking within an interdisciplinary field of research. I will argue that journals have an obligation to give voice to the oppressed. And while we don’t often think of SoTL as being oppressed per se, I will show how scholarly advocacy—specifically in online, open-access venues—is vital to the growth and survival of the discipline. Issues of access, gatekeeping, advocacy, community-building, and scholarly rigor will be discussed, positioning SoTL as perfect material for online academic publication and open-access journals as the perfect means of preserving and developing the field.