Open Access Books Toolkit: A guide to OA book publishing

Do you want to publish your monograph in Open Access but you are not sure where to start? The freely accessible OA books toolkit will help you to navigate the landscape of OA book publishing. Launched by the OAPEN Foundation, in collaboration with Springer Nature and The University of Glasgow, the toolkit aims at increasing the understanding of OA books, while at the same time promoting trust in OA publishing. The toolkit consists of numerous articles that address common concerns…

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What’s in a number? A closer look at Open Access readership data

Whereas academic journals that offer Gold OA options have become widespread in the last decade, the transition to Open Access for academic books is lagging behind, despite the fact that monographs are still the leading publishing format in the Humanities and Social Sciences. In order to boost the publication of OA books, KU Leuven Libraries reserved a substantial part of the KU Leuven Fund for Fair Open Access, established in 2018, to help finance OA books published by Leuven University Press (LUP). We…

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