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Spotlight on Open Access Books at COASP 2012 | Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association Guest Blog: Janneke Adema, Directory of Open Access Books For the first time, 2012 saw the 4th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP) feature an afternoon of sessions entirely dedicated to Open Access books. In his introduction, OAPEN’s Eelco Ferwerda highlighted that with this year’s milestones – the launch of the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), PKP’s Open Monograph Press, and Springer’s announcement of SpringerOpen books – the time for Open Access monograph publishing has arrived, culminating in Open Access books being made part of the program at COASP. Things are speeding up for books, Ferwerda remarked. However, there are still a lot of unknowns: What will be the main business model for Open Access books? After the introduction, Lars Bjørnshauge, SPARC Europe Director of European Library Relations, chaired the first session on funding and publication Models for OA Books. The second part of the Open Access Books session focused on publishing models.

DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books Books SpringerOpen books The growing demand for open access publishing across all disciplines has led Springer to expand our open access program to fully open access books. As a further addition to our already established SpringerOpen journal portfolio we now offer authors in a wide range of areas within science, technology and medicine (STM) the option to publish open access books. Why publish a SpringerOpen book? Freely available online SpringerOpen books are freely and immediately available online at SpringerLink upon publication and are clearly labeled as 'open access'. High visibility In addition to SpringerLink all SpringerOpen books are listed in the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), increasing visibility and discoverability for your work. Authors retain copyright SpringerOpen books are published under the Creative Commons Non-Commercial (CC BY-NC) license, so they can be reused and redistributed for non-commercial purposes as long as the original author is attributed. 1. 2. 3.

COAR – Greater visibility and application of research through global networks of Open Access repositories Open Monograph Press Open Monograph Press Open Monograph Press is an open source software platform for managing the editorial workflow required to see monographs, edited volumes and, scholarly editions through internal and external review, editing, cataloguing, production, and publication. OMP can operate, as well, as a press website with catalog, distribution, and sales capacities. Among the many features of OMP is its ability to… Handle edited volumes, with different authors for each chapter;Involve editors, authors, reviewers, designers, indexers, and others in book production;See submission through multiple rounds of both internal and external reviews;Utilize industry standard ONIX for bookseller metadata requirements (e.g., Amazon);Create document libraries for submissions, recording contracts, permissions, etc.

Europe PubMed Central Blog: UKPMC becomes Europe PubMed Central We are delighted to launch Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC), which reflects a growing commitment from European Life Sciences research funders to make their research freely available around the world. As announced in July, the European Research Council (ERC) becomes the third European funder to join UKPMC, following Telethon Italy and the Austrian Research Fund. As a result of this participation, the 18 existing UK and European funders agreed that the UKPMC service should be rebranded as Europe PMC by 1 November 2012. The service can now be found at the following URLs: (For managing grants and publications for Europe PMC funder-supported researchers). (For showcasing new developments based on the content of Europe PMC). UKPMC was originally launched in January 2007, initially as a mirror of the US National Institute of Health’s PubMed Central (PMC), providing international preservation of open- and free-access biomedical literature.

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