Emily Poznanski, Director of the Central European University Press, has worked in open access publishing for over 10 years. Formerly, Emily was Director of Strategy & Insights and a member of the Executive Management Group at De Gruyter. From 2011 to 2016, she was Product Manager, Open Access Books at De Gruyter Open developing what is now one of the largest independent source of open access books worldwide and Assistant Product Manager at Versita working on the launch of numerous open access journals across STEM and HSS, as well as the transition of titles from subscription to OA.
Event: Building Consistency for Open Science in Europe: Rhetoric and Practice
Title: The Road Less Travelled: Models for Transitioning Books to OA
Abstract: Books have long been the more popular vehicle for communicating research in the Humanities and to a large extent the Social Sciences. Indeed, it has been said that writing the monograph is the research process. However, despite their academic value, books have remained the Cinderella at the Open Access ball.
With limited funding available in HSS and books remaining an important publishing format for HSS researchers, the question of how to move books into open access is gaining more attention. This session outlines general trends in OA book publishing and recent policy developments, as well as the growth of collective funding models for OA books.
CEU Press is a mission driven university press widely recognized for its contribution to research on Central and Eastern Europe. It has recently launched a new model called Opening the Future with COPIM to transition its front list books to open access. Opening the Future is a collective subscription/membership model that uses library spending on backlist access as a leverage to fund future OA publications.
This presentation is co-presented together with dr. Frances Pinter