research product . Other ORP type . 2021

Investing in the Open Access Book infrastructure - A call for action

Mournier, Pierre; Sondervan, Jeroen; Stone, Graham;
Open Access
  • Published: 17 May 2021
  • Publisher: Zenodo
Abstract
Books play an essential role in scholarly communication, notably but not only within the Social Sciences and Humanities. Open science benefits the quality and value of research and scholarship. If open access is to benefit society as widely as possible, it is logical to include academic books. In a 2019 briefing paper, Science Europe reported that: “Open access to academic books must be considered in the wider open access policies developed by research institutions, funders, and governments”. In recent years, Knowledge Exchange, a joint network of six key national organisations in Europe, has been working on gaining a better understanding of the open access book...
Subjects
free text keywords: Position Paper, Open Access, Books, Infrastructure
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