Making Open Access Work for Scholarly Monographs

Making Open Access Work for Scholarly Monographs

14 Mar 2017, 17:30 - 18:30

The Faculty


This seminar is programmed by fullstopp GmbH.

Open Access has come a long way, yet it didn't advantage all formats of scholarly communication equally. Journal articles represent the largest share of research output available in open access mode. Following demands of funding institutions and the European Commission, open data will soon be as relevant as journal articles. This setup, however, seems to advantage STM researchers and publishers. Though, areas with publication practices that are more focused on scholarly monographs did not yet reach an acceptable level of open access publications.

Why is open access for scholarly monographs so difficult to establish? How can book publishers adapt their business model and embrace open access with economic success? How does that affect internal workflows? And what infrastructure is missing to make open access work for the humanities? 

All of these questions will be answered by this diverse panel seminar. With hands-on showcasing of new approaches, the audience will acquire a better understanding of the financial and organisational challenges which currently complicate open access for scholarly monographs. Additionally, attendees will learn what changes and what modes of cooperation between publishers, booksellers, and librarians have been developed to make open access feasible for all stakeholders involved.



  • Matthew Day


    Head of Open and Data Publishing

    Cambridge University Press

    Matthew has worked in publishing for nearly 20 years, starting with editorial work on undergraduate textbooks at Garland Publishing, moving to Open...

  • Julia Mortimer


    Assistant Director

    Policy Press

    Julia is Assistant Director and Head of Sales, Marketing and Journals at Policy Press where she was one of the founding members. She is a member of...

  • Max Mosterd


    Operations and Technology Manager

    Knowledge Unlatched

    Max is passionate about making science and education more accessible to the wider public. Towards this end, he has founded a startup, published on...

  • Dr Torsten Reimer


    Head of Research Services

    British Library

    In his role in the leadership team of the British Library, Dr Torsten Reimer is responsible for the services the Library offers to its global...

  • Felix Evert


    Senior Project Manager


    Felix Evert studied history and comparative literature in Germany and the United States before starting as Manager Open Access and Business...

  • Marcel Knöchelmann


    Senior Project Manager


    Marcel Knöchelmann works as a publishing consultant in Berlin. He graduated from University College London and has experience from various publishing...


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