[Irtalk] Open access monograph business models - Insights: the UKSG journal - Volume 27, Supplement 1 /2014 - UKSG

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Wed May 28 14:28:23 SAST 2014


In recent years, a number of business models have been developed for open
access (OA) monographs in the humanities and social sciences (HSS). While
each model has been created in response to specific circumstances and
needs, some commonalities can be observed.* This article outlines some of
the main types of model to support the costs of publishing OA books and
provides examples of these models across the world.*

It is followed by three short sketches providing more depth on: firstly, a
traditional publisher's OA monograph offer; secondly, a licensing-based
model which draws from existing library budgets; and finally, an experiment
with delayed open access for books in philosophy:

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