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OAPEN: Open Access for academic books

Submitted by Bernardo Parrella on Wed, 15/10/2008 - 00:37

Innovative publication model for peer-reviewed academic books in Humanities and Social Sciences. [10/14/08]

The European Commission has reached agreement with the OAPEN consortium to fund the OAPEN project with €9.000.000 from the *e*Content*plus *Programme.

OAPEN is a 30-month target project to develop and implement an Open Access (OA) publication model for peer reviewed academic books in the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS).

The project aims to achieve a sustainable European approach to improve the quantity, visibility and usability of high-quality OA content and foster the creation of new content by developing future-oriented publishing solutions, including anonline library dedicated to HSS, and new business models.

OAPEN will use the latest solutions in Open Access digital publishing,
whilst maintaining traditional publishing services. It will provide editorial selection, peer-review, copy-editing and formatting, along with worldwide marketing and distribution of print-on-demand titles. Authors will retain their copyright and benefit by attracting more readers and gaining greater peer recognition. Representatives of OAPEN will be attending the upcoming Frankfurt Book Fair, from October 15th to October 19th. Interested publishers and other stakeholders can visit the OAPEN stand in Hall 8, Stand C921.

For further information, please contact the Project Manager, Eelco Ferwerda, (Amsterdam University Press).

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