Open Access Monographs

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On 1st and 2nd July, OLH Directors Dr Martin Eve and Dr Caroline Edwards were invited to give a talk as part of a panel on "Promising Business Models" at the Open Access Monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences conference. Martin and Caroline spoke on a panel with Frances Pinter, Founder & Executive Director of Knowledge Unlatched, and Carrie Calder from Palgrave Macmillan. The panel was chaired by Brian Hole, Founder of Ubiquity Press.

Organised by JISC Collections and the OAPEN / OAPEN UK Foundations, this two-day event was intended to raise awareness of open access, increase understanding of key challenges, and identify where international common policies and frameworks could support the adoption of open access monograph publishing in the humanities and social sciences (HSS). 

The event was sponsored by AHRC and ESRC and hosted by The British Library. You can view the conference programme here. For blog posts about the event, check out Ellen Collins' excellent summary "In Praise of Diversity" and Hybrid Publishing's "On the Status of Open Access Monographs."

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2 Responses to “Open Access Monographs”

  1. Gloria Eive
    October 28, 2013 at 7:52 am #

    Dear Friends,

    I'm delighted to see that OLH is exanding and growing rapidly. Are you planning to expand the disciplines represented to include Musicology and Music Studies, and perhaps Theatre, as well? As a musicologist, my interests are very broad and, of course, interdisciplinary, but my primary concerns are centred on musical activities in the long eighteenth century.

    Do you have any plans to include these disciplines in OLH?

    Thank you,

    Gloria Eive

    Fine Arts Editor, ECCB: The Eighteenth-Century Current Bibliography



    • Caroline Edwards
      November 5, 2013 at 7:50 pm #

      Dear Gloria,

      Many thanks for your support! Yes, we do have plans to include Musicology and Music Studies, as well as Theatre studies. We will be assigning Section Editors for Music History and Musical Performance in the coming months, and have received a good deal of interest in these positions. Please do encourage any colleagues to write to us if they haven’t already – more information here on applying to become a Section Editor:

      With very best wishes,


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