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OA Policy Statements from Presses

1 reply, 2 voices Last updated by Tom Mosterd 2 years, 4 months ago
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    • #47529

      John Sherer

      Hello all,

      Here at the University of North Carolina Press we’ve just published an OA Policy on our web site.

      UNC Press Open Access Vision and Policy

      I’m curious whether other publishers (for whom OA is only a part of their program) have done this. In preparing this, I did some scans of publisher web sites and didn’t see very many.

      I would very much welcome feedback on what we’ve posted. OA is a complicated issue for most university presses but my hope was that framing it as an equity issue–while acknowledging the systemic financial obstacles–would encourage more presses to participate in OA programs.

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      Tom Mosterd

      Hi John,

      I’ve had a read through and think it is a really thoughtful and well-balanced vision and policy considering some of the current challenges and opportunities for opening up books. I’m not too familiar with similar visions and policies, some of the fully OA publishers do have a clear vision statement and the University of Michigan Press has a public mission statement and open access policy too (though I’m sure you may be familiar with these already).

      It’d certainly be great to see more of these (especially from university presses and those publishers that have both open and closed content) and hear more about their OA vision through this thread in the coming months.




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