This series, hosted by Jeroen Sondervan, features different scholars talking about publishing Open Access books. Hear more about their projects, why they chose Open Access, and the challenges and triumphs they experienced along the way!
19 October 2021 (2-3PM BST / 3-4PM CEST): Janneke Adema, Living Books. Book your place here (it’s free!)
9 November 2021 (11.30AM-12.30PM GMT / 12.30-1.30PM CET): Lucy Montgomery, Open Knowledge Institutions. Book your place here (it’s free!)
30 November 2021 (2-3PM GMT / 3-4PM CET): Miklos Kiss, Film Studies in Motion. Book your place here (it’s free!)
14 December 2021 (2-3PM GMT / 3-4PM CET): Jeff Pooley, Social Media & The Self: An Open Reader. Book your place here (it’s free!)
11 January 2022 (2-3PM GMT / 3-4PM CET): Whitney Trettien, Cut/Copy/Paste. Book your place here (it’s free!)
“In the last 10–15 years, Open Access has become a shared vision of many if not most of the world’s national and international research councils. Open Access as a principle is very well established in the international discourse on research policies; however, Open Access as a practice has yet to transform the traditional subscription-based publishing system, which is as vigorous and prosperous as ever, despite its inherent restrictions on access and usage and its remarkable detachment from the potentials of a 21st century web-based publishing system. OA2020 is a transformative initiative trying to bring a new approach to the transactional side of the publishing system and the ways in which its cash flow is organized. Publishing and financial data are brought together in a way to demonstrate that such a switch would indeed be feasible. OA2020 lays out the path for how this transformation could happen so that Open Access to research results would finally be a reality from the moment of their publication.”