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Genuine open access to academic books requires collective solutions

Barnes, Lucy (2021) Genuine open access to academic books requires collective solutions. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (14 Sep 2021). Blog Entry.

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UKRI, the UK’s national research funding agency, and cOAlition S, an international consortium of research funders, recently reaffirmed their commitments to delivering open access to academic books. However, whilst an open trajectory has been clearly set, how this is to be achieved remains unclear. In this post Lucy Barnes argues that for academic books to be genuinely open, an emphasis should be placed on collective funding models that limit the prospect of new barriers to access being erected through the imposition of expensive book processing charges (BPCs).

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2021 14:48
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:25

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