Publishing Open Access Monographs

Lucy Barnes from Open Book Publishers

What is it like to be a small publisher of Open Access Monographs? In this episode, we talk to Lucy Barnes, who is the editor and project coordinator at Open Book Publishers.

She gives us some insight into what’s important for Open Book Publishers, the leading open access book publisher in the HSS in the UK and a founder member of the ScholarLed group and the COPIM (Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs)  project. 

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Democratizing Health Research

Is it fair that researchers and policymakers in low-income countries have to pay to read new research on diseases they treat?

In this episode, our guest is Robert Terry from the World Health Organization’s Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), where he works as a manager of research policy.

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What is Open Science?

What is Open Science and why do we need it? And can Open Access publishing deliver the same quality as traditional subscription-based journals do?

Today’s guest is Stein Høydalsvik, senior adviser for publishing and research support at the University Library at UIT – The Arctic University in Tromsø, Norway. And in this episode of the podcast, he’ll give us an introduction to the world of open science.

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