Knowledge Unlatched launches a new global Open Access funding round, introducing more pledging options

"Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the international initiative for Open Access (OA), is pleased to announce the launch of the seventh round of funding today. It includes the KU Select Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) collection of books familiar to libraries, as well as nearly 20 discipline-specific collections developed in partnerships with highly regarded HSS and STEM academic publishers..."

Open Peer Review in the Humanities

In the Scholarly Kitchen,  Seth Denbo, Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives at the American Historical Association, assesses the state of open peer review in the humanities:

"Open Peer Review in the Humanities," The Scholarly Kitchen, March 4, 2020,

Knowledge Unlatched announces the results of the 2019 pledging round, plans to make 410 books and 13 journals Open Access in the course of 2020

"In 2019, KU continued to expand its KU Select offerings in the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) as well as in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). It also introduced new partnerships and business models with some of the world’s most renowned academic publishers. As a result, KU will be able to unlatch 274 books from its KU Select 2019 HSS collection, 38 books from its KU Select STEM collection, and about 98 books from its various partner offerings... "

Open Research Library launches, aiming to bring together Open Access content in one platform

"Open Access (OA) content on one seamless and easy-to-use platform: that is the goal of the Open Research Library (ORL), which has officially launched ... at  A powerful hosting platform that makes scientific book publications, and other high-quality academic OA content, freely available to anyone, anywhere in the world, ORL provides free access to a comprehensive collection of thousands of scholarly monographs, anthologies, journals, videos, posters and other formats. "

Whither (or Whether) the Monograph? Karin Wulf and Rick Anderson Discuss Some Recent Research

Rick Anderson (Associate Dean for Collections & Scholarly Communication in the J. Willard Marriott Library of the University of Utah) and Karin Wulf (Executive Director of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture) discuss the recent report on scholars' perceptions and use of monographs by Cambridge University Press (CUP) and Oxford University Press (OUP).

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