Editor’s Note: Today’s post is by Christina Emery. Christina is senior marketing manager for Palgrave Macmillan’s and Springer’s open access books programs at Springer Nature. Christina is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the OAPEN Open Access Books Toolkit.
"The conversation around open access books seems to have moved on from debating the benefits for readers and authors, to how open access book publishing can be better supported. This is particularly important in the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) where a lack of funding is a challenge for many scholars when faced with increasing mandates for open access, especially for scholarly books, which prevails as a central publication format in HSS."
(Christina Emery, "Building an Easier Path Toward Open Access Book Publishing: Support for Authors," The Scholarly Kitchen, March 11, 2021, https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2021/03/11/guest-post-building-an-easier-path-toward-o...)