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Tuesday 13 October 2020

OAPEN launches OA books toolkit

The OAPEN Open Access Books Toolkit has been launched to help authors understand Open Access book publishing. The toolkit is hosted and managed by the OAPEN Foundation, and was developed in collaboration with Springer Nature and The University of Glasgow. 

Comprising several chapters, it discusses planning and funding, publishing options, how to write and submit a manuscript, what peer review entails, licensing and contract agreements and final publication.

A free-to-access, stakeholder-agnostic resource, the toolkit aims to help authors better understand OA for books, increase trust in OA book publishing, provide reliable and easy-to-find answers to questions from authors, and to offer guidance on the process of publishing an OA book. The articles in the toolkit were written by a global and diverse group of stakeholders from the academic community and scholarly communications organizations. 

To learn more about the toolkit or get involved, please contact Tom Mosterd, Community Manager at OAPEN: t.mosterd@oapen.org. You can also sign up to the toolkit newsletter.

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