January 22, 2022

Two Guides on Open Access Monograph Publishing

Both guides are available for free and we believe will likely be of interest to a global audience.

1. Guide to Open Access Monograph Publishing for Arts, Humanities and Social Science Researchers

This guide has been produced to assist arts, humanities and social sciences researchers in understanding the state of play with regards to open access in the UK and what it means to them as current and future authors of scholarly monographs.

Published by OAPEN-UK.

A PDF version of the guide (40 pages; PDF) is also available for download.

2. Open Access Monographs and Book Chapters: A practical guide for publishers (14 pages; PDF)
Published by Wellcome Trust.

Open access for monographs and book chapters is a relatively new area of publishing, and there are many ways of approaching it. This document provides some guidance for publishers to consider when developing policies and processes for open access books.

The guide was written by the Wellcome Trust, which extended its open access policy to include monographs and book chapters in October 2013. Section 4 of this guide sets out Trust policy, but otherwise the recommendations made here are intended as helpful suggestions for best practice rather than requirements.

Hat Tip: OASPA

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.