Academic Newsletter – August 2018 | The Hub by London Bookfair
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"New open access press for Ireland
Ireland has gained its first open access university press with the launch last month of Dublin City University Press, a joint initiative between the university’s Office of the Vice President of Research and its libraries. DCU Press will publish research in all fields, selling print editions while making online versions available for free; London’s UCL Press will be providing publishing services in support of the new press....
Open access monograph developments
Noting some of the challenges that lie ahead, the Cambridge report drew attention to the decision that monographs submitted as part of the 2027 Research Excellence Framework will be required to be open access. On that subject, a post from Helen Snaith, Senior Policy Advisor for Research England, the English successor to HEFCE, rejected the possibility of providing a dedicated fund for OA monographs and emphasised the need for consultations and a range of possible exceptions, dismissing claims from the Royal Historical Society that the requirement would restrict academic freedom. Meanwhile, SAGE has announced the expansion of its existing open access programme to include monographs: SAGE Open Long Form will form a special section within the publisher’s social sciences and humanities open access journal SAGE Open...."