Here you can find a collection of resources on open access books for research funders put together by the Open Access Books Network.
Voices from the Open Access Book Community
This series consisted of five discussion-based events, which brought together 450+ members of the OA books community, to analyse different areas of policy for Open Access books. This resulted in a diverse variety of voices all eager to advance OA for books and identified areas of agreement and contention relevant for policy makers to consider. Read more.
Collection of case studies on business models for open access books
This collection documents the diverse ways that presses in different parts of the world have set up and now maintain their open access (OA) operations. The presses included have devised their own approaches to tackle the challenges of publishing OA books; they are structured in different ways in a variety of national and, in some cases, institutional contexts. These case studies may help to illustrate the reasons behind the choices made by the presses, as well as detailing the models themselves and inspire other publishers. Access the collection.
This video series seeks to dispel a number of key myths around OA books. In these short videos, common statements are addressed by fellow community members, informally known as ‘the OA Mythbusters’. Read more.
OAPEN Open Access Books Toolkit
The OAPEN Open Access Books Toolkit aims to help book authors to better understand open access book publishing and to increase trust in open access books. This free and public information resource includes a vast number of short articles on open access book publishing following the research lifecycle, which may be helpful for you and your grantees interested in open access book publishing. Access the toolkit.
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