Humanities and social science researchers are invited to help JISC Collections understand the future of the monograph through an online survey.
In an open access model the monograph is made freely available, but the process requires some investigation to establish the priorities for such a business model. Neither readers nor their libraries have to pay to read it online because the costs of the publishing process such as typesetting and marketing are recovered through alternative routes such as research grants, institutional funding or perhaps through readers purchasing print editions or particular formats for their iPad or Kindle.
OAPEN-UK is an Arts and Humanities Research Council and JISC funded project exploring the issues impacting upon the publishing of scholarly monographs in the humanities and social sciences (HSS). The project is working with Taylor & Francis, Palgrave Macmillan, Berg Publishers, Liverpool University Press, University Wales Press, research funders and universities, to understand the challenges and steps required to move towards an open access publishing model for scholarly monographs. Further information on OAPEN-UK is available on the project website here.
Surveys entered before 16th April 2012 will be entered into a draw for Amazon vouchers – there are three £100 vouchers, three £50 vouchers and three £25 vouchers to win.
You can complete the survey here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/oapenukresearcher