A freely available toolkit: helping academic book authors to better understand open access book publishing.
The OAPEN Foundation has launched a new open access (OA) books toolkit for researchers and academic book authors. The toolkit is a free-to-access, stakeholder-agnostic resource that aims to help authors better understand open access for books, increase trust in open access book publishing, provide reliable and easy-to-find answers to questions from authors, and to provide guidance on the process of publishing an open access book.
The toolkit was created in collaboration with Springer Nature and The University of Glasgow and has been written by a global group of stakeholders from the academic community and scholarly communications organisations. “Thanks to the efforts and help of nearly 70 individuals we have been able to create this public resource,” said Eelco Ferwerda, Director at OAPEN Foundation. “We hope this toolkit will prove useful to book authors and the OA books community around the world.”
This toolkit will help book authors to make their work open access, and enable more institutional support teams to identify the right information to help their researchers. The toolkit will be updated on a regular basis by the Editorial Advisory Board and is open to suggestions for developing this resource further.
Access the toolkit: www.oabooks-toolkit.org
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