Here you can find a collection of resources on open access books for publishers put together by the Open Access Books Network. 

 

OA Mythbusters

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 here.

 

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 authors interested in open access book publishing. Access the toolkit here.

 

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 here.

 

OA Books Workouts

This series is a collection of five talks with humanities scholars from different disciplines about their research and (open access) book project. In this series, they share good practices and innovative ways regarding the writing, production, and technicalities of publishing an open access book. These approaches may be of interest to publishers and their future authors. Access the series here.

 

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