Science Europe has published a paper which aims to provide directions for policy developments within Science Europe Member Organisations and other stakeholders who play an important role in the academic book landscape. One of its main messages is also to highlight the need for a collective effort to include books when going forward in the transition to Open Access.
This briefing paper identifies the key issues at stake in implementing a policy of Open Access to academic books, and outlines a number of recommendations to facilitate and accelerate such a policy. It was developed to enable all targeted organisations to put in place policies adapted to their own needs and specificities, while committing to a shared set of principles.
The briefing paper can be downloaded here.
Source: Science Europe publishes Briefing Paper on Open Access to Academic Books – ERA Portal Austria