A recent study based on the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) data indicates that, along with Frontiers Media SA, Presses universitaires de Rennes, Australian National University (ANU) Press and Springer, De Gruyter is among the five publishers with the highest cumulative Open Access book output around the world. A Blog Article by Pablo Markin. In recent years, the number of Open Access book titles published has continued to grow at an accelerating rate, while reaching 10,866 items in early 2018. As Keita Tsuji in his article on “Statistics on Open Access Books Available through the Directory of Open Access […]
As Libraries Struggle with Budget Limitations, Publishing Books in Open Access Can Offer Long-Term Solutions
Through university and publisher partnerships, it becomes increasingly possible to create infrastructures for the publication and dissemination of scientific knowledge in the form of books, while alleviating the short-term effects of spending cuts and providing long-term solutions for licensing and subscription costs. A Blog Article by Pablo Markin. On October 23, representatives of scientific publishers and organizations, such as Taylor & Francis and ORCID, have made presentations on the manner in which Open Access can increase the visibility of scientific research at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, as part of the worldwide Open Access Week. At this event, De Gruyter’s Emily […]
University and Independent Publishers Increasingly Integrate Open Access into their Books Programs and Business Models
As scholarly publications in Open Access meet with grassroots interest and demonstrate significant visibility statistics, beyond the Directory of Open Access Books, initiatives in this publishing sector maintain model distinctiveness, encourage alternative impact metrics and remain marginal to publishing house output. A Blog Article by Pablo Markin. As De Gruyter celebrates the expansion of its Open Access book roster to over 1,000 scholarly publications in English, German and other languages in both PDF and ePub formats across its various imprints, e.g., De Gruyter, De Gruyter Open, De Gruyter Oldenbourg, De Gruyter Mouton, and transcript Verlag, this indicates the maturation of […]
The Directory of Open Access Books’ Growth Accelerates Despite Download Format and License Heterogeneity
As the Directory of Open Access Books has reached 10,000 titles in its catalogue in late 2017, it reflects an accelerated pace at which publishers join this Open Access initiative and make available their books and chapters to international audiences. Yet, only a minor share of these electronic publications is scientific, they entail a wide variety of licensing conditions, and are accessible in a variety of digital formats. A Blog Article by Pablo Markin. In its press release published on November 24, 2017, the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) has celebrated the increasing speed at which it has added […]
De Gruyter has announced its sponsorship of the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), in a sign of its dedication to academic open access.