Open Access Monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference Report
Jisc Collections and OAPEN held the Open Access Monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences conference, at the British Library on the 1 and 2 July 2013. The conference report provides an overview of all presentations and contains recommendations for all stakeholders involved in monograph publishing. In addition, all presentations are available on slideshare and most of the sessions were recorded.
Distilled right down, the key messages that came out of the conference were these:
- Open access for monographs is not only possible but necessary if we want to be able to innovate, to communicate and disseminate humanities and social science research widely, and to build a sustainable future for the monograph
- Effective quality assurance is key to the successful adoption of OA publishing
- Collaboration throughout the supply chain and across national boundaries will be required
- We must be flexible and willing to accommodate innovative models, not only to sustain the monograph, but for peer review, impact and reputation.
The full report is available to view online below or can be downloaded as a PDF.
Please visit the conference webpages to view all the presentations and videos.