January 19, 2022

Knowledge Unlatched Launches Language Science Press, Will Publish Open Access Books in Linguistics

From Knowledge Unlatched Web Site:

LangSci_Logo-768x371We are now calling libraries, institutions and individuals to pledge their support to Language Science Press. Through Knowledge Unlatched, Language Science Press seeks to raise enough financial support for a period of three years.

With this support, Language Science Press can make 30 titles freely available per year to readers all around the world.

Read the Complete Announcement

From the Language Science Press Prospectus:

Led by the renowned linguistic scholars Stefan Müller (Humboldt-Universität Berlin) and Martin Haspelmath (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History), Language Science Press publishes high quality, peer-reviewed Open Access books in linguistics. By leveraging existing institutional infrastructures and creating efficient processes, Language Science Press titles come at a significantly lower price as compared to traditional publishers. At the same time, these titles are made freely accessible to readers worldwide to broaden the impact of the works.

In order to support, libraries and institutions are asked to commit for a three year period to an annual fee of €1,000 ($1,060 / £ 860).

As an individual, you can also contribute and pledge your support to Language Science Press for the three year period. There are 100 slots available for individuals to financially contribute €100 ($105 / £85) per year.

The target amount is €115,000 / $122,000 / £98,900 per year to support the publication of 30 peer-reviewed Open Access titles. Language Science Press doesn’t charge a Book Processing Charge (BPC), however for sake of comparison it would imply a BPC of €3,833 / $4,062 / £3,296, which is significantly lower than other publishers in the field.

Read the Complete Prospectus (10 pages; PDF)

See Also: Unlatch Them All! Knowledge Unlatched Will Be Making 343 Humanities and Social Science E-Books Open Access (February 23, 2017)

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