If you are thinking of publishing your book or article in the Gold Open Access model, there is a great chance that sooner or later you will come into contact with Editorial Manager. This software is used by many publishers, as well as by those who publish in OA.
Knowledge Unlatched is an interesting Open Access initiative, which aims to build a platform to facilitate the cooperation between scholarly authors, publishers and libraries within an Open Access model. Knowledge Unlatched focuses on the key relationship between the publisher and the library. Publishers who agree to issue scholarly books (or ebooks) in the Open Access model would see Knowledge Unlatched bear the fixed costs associated with this process. In turn, the funds required for the project are provided by partner libraries. To achieve this goal Knowledge Unlatched recently launched its Pilot Collection.
Are you, or would like to become, a book author? Visit our other guides. Open Access is entering steadily into the Humanities and Social Sciences, and is now considered as an alternative to the traditional way of publishing monographs and scientific books. If you are considering of publishing your monograph in an open access model, there are usually two paths to choose from: One – you can publish in Green OA, which means adding the already published book to a specially prepared repository (self-archiving); two – you can choose the Gold OA model and submit your manuscript to an OA […]
Publishing Technology recently featured an interesting interview with Ziyad Marar, Global Publishing Director of SAGE. The interview focused on the role of publishers in scholarly publishing, especially in the Humanities and Social Sciences. It is worth referring to this interview, especially since some of the assertions by Ziyad Marar touch on the matters raised in the article “Do OA journals need Editors?” published on openscience.com. Here is a bunch of my thoughts on the interview.
There are not many funds that cover the costs of publishing Open Access books. When you say – Open Access, you think – articles in scientific journals. Almost every new funding initiative at universities focuses on publications in journals. For scientists who conduct research in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences this is a huge problem. HSS suffers from a chronic lack of resources and grants for research and publishing, especially since the results from this field are rarely presented in articles, and are more commonly in the form of monographs. Happily this situation is changing. I recently wrote […]
Professor Oleg Tarnopolsky is a Doctor of Pedagogy and Head of Department of Applied Linguistics and Methods of Foreign Language Teaching at Alfred Nobel University, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. Professor Oleg Tarnopolsky recently published “Constructivist Blended Learning Approach to Teaching English for Specific Purposes” in Open Access model. On this occasion Open Science conducted a short interview with the professor about publishing in OA.