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OA and translations

1 reply, 2 voices Last updated by Lucy Barnes 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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      Philippa Grand

      I have a question about OA and translations and wonder if anyone has any expertise in this area and if they would mind if I got in touch?  At BUP we are discussing whether we might publish an English edition of an OA book originally published in German, but I don’t know if there is any best practice here or how best to approach it, and have various questions that I’d be keen to ask someone who had experience here!  Thank you!

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      Lucy Barnes

      Hi Philippa, I’d be happy to discuss this — at OBP we have been approached by people interested in translating our OA books and I could talk through how we deal with this. Essentially, if the book is licensed CC BY then anyone can produce a translation as long as appropriate attribution is given, although it would also be best practice to say whether the translation has been approved by the original author or publisher, or not. If the license is not CC BY, or if you would like to publish an approved translation, then there would be other issues to consider. I’d be happy to talk it through further here on the boards or via email (

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