New publishers, OAPEN-CH
New Publishers and OAPEN-CH

New Publishers

At the start of 2015, OAPEN is happy to welcome three new publishers:

EDP Sciences

EDP Sciences is a leading scientific publisher operating mainly in the physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology and medical sciences. It is fully dedicated to the services of authors and readers. EDP Sciences is owned by learned societies and run by publishing professionals. It supports Open Access, making it their mission to participate in the dissemination of important research work. EDP Open is the Open Access arm of EDP Sciences and provides access to free content made available from the EDP Sciences platform.

The first four titles of EDP Sciences are now online in the OAPEN Library.

Stockholm University Press

Stockholm University Press is a new Open Access publisher of peer-reviewed academic journals and books. They aim to make books affordable, and to give them the widest possible dissemination so that researchers around the world can find and access the information they need without barriers.

In partnership with authors and series editors, Stockholm University Press publishes in the humanities, social sciences and the natural sciences. Its main focal points are rigorous peer review, Open Access and global dissemination.

The first OA books by Stockholm University Press are due to be published in the OAPEN Library within the next couple of weeks. 

University of Ottawa Press

The University of Ottawa Press is North America’s oldest French-language and only fully bilingual university press. It has developed a publishing program in the social sciences and humanities that promotes critical and ethical thinking, first-class research, intellectual integrity, social responsibility, and innovation. 

The University of Ottawa is committed to Open Access publishing and fully supports the Open Access movement. Making their books available through the OAPEN Library is completely in line with this commitment. The first six books are already online in the OAPEN Library.  

OAPEN-CH pilot project

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) has announced the launch of a new pilot project for Open Access books. The SNSF has started the OAPEN-CH project this February in collaboration with interested academic publishers in Switzerland and Germany. We are pleased to be SNFS’s partner in the project and glad to be able to share our experience built up through the Dutch pilot project OAPEN-NL.

The OAPEN-CH project’s aim is to learn more about Open Access publishing and collect data on the use and the production costs of Open Access book publications. The project aims to contribute towards a better understanding and higher acceptance of Open Access for book publications and its benefits. 

The first call for submissions has been issued on February 16th and the results of the OAPEN-CH pilot study will be communicated at the end of 2017. More information about the project can be found on the SNSF website.

Recommended: New Publication Cultures in the Humanities

We are happy to present the publication of this new title in the OAPEN Library. Published by Amsterdam University Press and edited by Péter Dávidházi, this volume handles the most dramatic paradigm shift in scholarly communications in centuries. This shift includes the growth of digital publishing and the changes to the role and strategies of publishers and libraries alike. The book brings together leading scholars from across the humanities to explore that transformation and consider the challenges and opportunities it brings. 

One chapter, entitled “Publication Practices in Motion: The Benefits of Open Access Publishing for the Humanities”, presents OAPEN and Open Humanities Press as examples, and is written by Eelco Ferwerda and Janneke Adema.

New Publication Cultures in the Humanities can be downloaded here.


For more information, please contact Eelco Ferwerda, director of the OAPEN Foundation

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