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Open Access: Publishing OA Books

OA Monograph Publishing


The EU-funded OAPEN Foundation has launched an Open Access Toolkit for authors, "to better understand open access book publishing and to increase trust in open access books", The editorial board includes authors, publishers, research support staff, and funders.  

 Content includes "The benefits of publishing an OA book", "How to choose a publisher",  and strategies for increasing "Dissemination and Discoverability".

OAPEN logoOutput from the AHRC-funded OAPEN-UK project included a guide to open access monograph publishing in the arts, humanities and social sciences (2015).

Advice about choosing a publisher for your open access monograph:

Think. Check. Submit.


Research England is developing a policy to support open access monographs for the post-2021 REF,  recognizing the complexity of publishers' business models, some readers' preferences for print format, and the benefits arising from free-to-read scholarly output.