Response to British Academy report on open access for monographs

Response to British Academy report on open access for monographs

17 May 2018

The British Academy today published a report on open access for monographs. This is a contribution to wider discussions in the humanities and social sciences communities about how open access can best be implemented for books and other long-form academic publications. It follows our signalled intention that research assessments after REF2021 will require a proportion of books to be made available in an open access form.

Steven Hill, Director of Research, said:

“We welcome the call for a constructive and transparent dialogue about how open access publication will work for monographs, in the same way that we had such a successful dialogue for journal publications some years ago. Indeed recent years have seen a plethora of open access monograph initiatives, including yesterday’s announcement by LSE of a new open access university press. We are delighted there are now so many potential routes for open access monograph publication.”