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OUP/OAPEN Press Release
Oxford University Press joins OAPEN

Press Release – 25-4-2016

  
We are delighted to announce that Oxford University Press (OUP) is now officially member of OAPEN. Before this partnership the OAPEN Library contained many OUP books that were added through the OAPEN-UK pilot and our partner Wellcome Trust. Now, with three more titles added as part of its membership, there are twenty-four titles from Oxford University Press in the OAPEN Library.
 
About this new collaboration, Alison Jones, Managing Editor for Open Access at Oxford University Press, says:
“Our partnership with the OAPEN Foundation aligns with our mission as a university press for the widest possible dissemination of high quality academic research. By making our open access titles available through the OAPEN Library platform, we aim to maximise the discoverability and usability of these works.
 
Our latest open access book, published earlier this month in conjunction with the United Nation University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), is an important contribution to the topic of growth and poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa. By providing free online access to the text, both OUP and UNU-WIDER aim to reach audiences around the globe with this valuable contribution to public knowledge.”
 
Eelco Ferwerda, Director of OAPEN Foundation, says:
“The new partnership with Oxford University Press is an important milestone in our effort to build the OAPEN Library into a leading international platform for open access monographs. And OUP’s decision to publish open access monographs is hugely significant for the general transition to OA books that OAPEN is dedicated to support.”
 
Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa
 
The recovery of economic growth in Africa since the mid-1990s is widely recognised. This latest open access book from Oxford University Press discusses the growth’s implications for poverty reduction. It is based on original country case studies undertaken by local and international experts, identifying and explaining trends in monetary and non-monetary poverty and their links to growth.
This title is now also online in the OAPEN Library.
 

For more information, please contact Eelco Ferwerda, director of the OAPEN Foundation e.ferwerda@oapen.org

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