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CANCELLED: Symposium "Rethinking monographs: academic book publishing and open access"

12 March 2020
Open access

In view of the most recent guidelines issued regarding the coronavirus, the UB decided to cancel the symposium “Rethinking monographs: academic book publishing and open access” scheduled for 23 March.

On 23 March, the University of Groningen Library will host a symposium on open access book publishing focusing on the humanities and social sciences.

Monographs and edited volumes remain important publication channels in the humanities and social sciences. However, open access book publishing is still in its early stages and funder open access mandates for books are largely undeveloped if compared to those applying to journal articles. By bringing together experts, researchers, funders and publishers, this event will reflect on the status of academic book publishing and discuss the challenges and opportunities involved in the implementation of open access in the humanities and social sciences.

13.15 Walk-in, coffee
13.30 Welcome / Opening

Collaboration against a culture of competition
Marcel Knöchelmann
University College London/Yale University


Inside the Open Library of Humanities: the global benefits and local challenges of Open Access publishing
Rose Harris-Birtill
Open Library of Humanties/University of St Andrews

15.00 Coffee

Towards an Open Access policy for academic books in the Netherlands
Hans de Jonge
Dutch Research Council (NWO)


The joys and sorrows of publishing books. An author’s perspective
Lisa Herzog
Faculty of Philosophy (University of Groningen)

16.30 Conclusions
16.45 Reception/Drinks
18.00 Closing

Last modified:01 July 2021 4.38 p.m.

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