Knowledge Unlatched announces a new patch of open access monographs

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this informaiton comes from the Knowledge Unlatched website:

"Berlin, February 8th, 2022: Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the central platform for Open Access (OA) financing models recently acquired by Wiley, is pleased to announce the results of the 2021 pledging round . . .

Overall, about 390 books will be published OA in 2021. These include 227 books from the KU Select 2022 HSS Books Collection and 160 books from KU’s partner collections. The Climate Change collection was particularly successful, attracting more pledges than needed and allowing KU to unlatch 25 books from that collection, five more than originally planned. In addition, KU contributed to the sustainability of 51 journals thanks to its Subscribe-to-Open (S2O) partnerships. . . .

Last year’s partner collections included Amsterdam University Press Communication & Media Studies, Central European University Press, University of Michigan Press International Politics, Verfassungsblog, University of California Press Luminos, Berghahn Migration & Development Studies, Pluto Press Radical Politics, Routledge African Studies and Gender Studies, HAU Books, IWA Publishing, and two German-language collections: transcript Open Library Politikwissenschaft and wbv Open Library. 2021 also saw two KU partner initiatives from 2018 renewed for three more years: Open Commons of Phenomenology and OAPEN Library Membership Program.

. . . . Over 670 institutions worldwide have supported KU initiatives to date. By the end of this year, KU’s total impact will number around 3,500 unlatched books — a significant jump from last year’s 2,700 — and over 60 journals flipped to OA."