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The benefits of open access books are clear but challenges around funding remain

Lucraft, Mithu (2018) The benefits of open access books are clear but challenges around funding remain. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (02 May 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

As part of Academic Book Week 2018, last week Springer Nature hosted an event exploring open access books featuring representatives from the researcher, funder, and publisher communities. Mithu Lucraft reports on the presentations and panel discussions which revealed that the benefits of publishing open access books are clear, with more downloads, citations, and online mentions, in addition to an extended international reach and improved prospects of research use and reuse. However, the obvious challenge to publishing open access books is funding, and so it is vital for publishers, funders and institutions to work together as a community to share costs and reduce them for researchers.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2018 13:43
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2019 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/89913

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