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Open Access Monographs : Further resources

An introduction to open access monographs aimed at our researchers at Goldsmiths, the guide provides an overview of funder requirements and the open access options available to Goldsmiths authors

Further resources

Open access monograph publishing toolkit

OAPEN: OA Books Toolkit

Open Access Books Network

Open access directories

DOAB – Directory of Open Access Books

OAPEN – Online library and publications platform

Open Book Collective

Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA)

Radical Open Access Collective


Benefits of open access monographs

University of Michigan Press (2023). ‘Visualizing the Impact of the University of Michigan Press Fund to Mission Initiative’

UKSG (2021): ‘More readers in more places: the benefits of open access for scholarly books’

Springer Nature Whitepaper (2017): ‘The OA effect: How does open access affect the usage of scholarly books?’

Open access monograph case studies

OAPEN: Author success stories

Open access publishing in the arts, humanities and social sciences

Eve, Martin (2014). 'Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future'

Kember, Sarah (2019). 'Critical Issues in Open Access and Scholarly Communications'

OAPEN-UK (2015): ‘Guide to open access monograph publishing for arts, humanities and social science researchers’

Open access monograph publishing and licensing

OAPEN-UK (2013): ‘Guide to Creative Commons for Humanities and Social Science Monograph Authors’

Jisc (2023): 'Publishing under the UKRI open access policy: copyright and Creative Commons licences'

Open access monographs and third party permissions

UKRI (2023): 'Managing third-party copyright for research publications'

OAPEN: Third-party permissions

Open access monograph infrastructure

COPIM (Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs)

Towards an Open Monograph Ecosystem (TOME)

The Sustainable History Monograph Pilot

Open access publishing landscape

Universities UK (2018): 'Open Access Monographs'

COPIM (2020). 'Revenue Models for Open Access Monographs'

Crossick, Geoffrey (2019). 'The 2015 Report to HEFCE on monographs and open access: reflections four years on'

Snijder, Ronald (2019). 'The deliverance of open access books: Examining usage and dissemination'

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