We recently blogged on Jisc’s work in the area of open access books. One of the projects we discussed was OAPEN-UK, a five year study into open access monograph publishing in the humanities and social sciences. This project has now completed and the final report, written by Ellen Collins and Caren Milloy, is now available.
The OAPEN-UK project, funded by Jisc and the AHRC, provides a comprehensive and openly available dataset of research on open access monograph publishing in the UK. Through collaboration with funders, researchers, publishers, learned societies, universities and libraries the project has undertaken extensive qualitative and quantitative research in order to provide an evidence base to help stakeholders make informed decisions about transitioning to open access monograph publishing.
The final report synthesis all the findings from the study and provides a set of recommendations to facilitate an effective transition to open access monograph publishing. In a blog post on the Jisc website we highlight the 3 core principles at the heart of the recommendations: plurality, partnerships and pellucidity
We look forward to working collaboratively with you to take forward the recommendations in support of humanities and social science research. If you would like to get involved, please do contact Caren Milloy via email firstname.lastname@example.org or via twitter @carenmilloy.