A landscape study on open access and monographs: new summary and survey

A landscape study on open access and the monograph

A landscape study on open access and monographs

Title: A landscape study on open access and monographs: Policies, funding and publishing in eight European countries

Authored by: Eelco Ferwerda, Frances Pinter and Niels Stern

Contributions by: Lucy Montgomery, Thor Rydin, and Ronald Snijder

Financed by: Knowledge ExchangeFWFCRIStin, Couperin

DOI: doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.815932

In October 2017, Knowledge Exchange has published a first-of-a-kind report that is the biggest landscape study on the conditions and potentials for Open Access books yet. The report maps Finland, the Netherlands, the UK, France, Denmark, Germany, Norway and Austria; asking questions such as “Are books included in national Open Access policies?”, “What kind of funding streams supporting open access monographs exist?”, and “What variety of publishing models for Open Access monographs can be located?”. The study shows that even though monographs are not included in the main Open Access policies, they will find their way into the public debate over the next few years. The report was authored, among others, by OPERAS members OAPEN and KU Research.

New summary

Knowledge Exchange has now produced a summary of the outcomes resulting from their extensive work on Open Access books. It highlights the state of affairs with regard to policies, funding and publishing Open Access monographs in eight European countries.

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1185241

Knowledge Exchange survey

You can help Knowledge Exchange to inform their future work in this area by answering a survey to help identifying the next steps that they should consider to continue to support progress in Open Access monographs. The survey results will also help Knowledge Exchange to shape a webinar to be held in June and a workshop planned for autumn 2018.

The survey should only take 10-15 minutes of your time and will close on 11 May 2018.

You can access the survey here: surveymonkey.co.uk/r/P9JNRCF


For more information, please visit createsend.com/t/t-95DC4C93F132DAD3.


Elisabeth Heinemann

Digital Humanities Officer at Max Weber Stiftung (MWS) and Communication Officer for OPERAS

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