Knowledge Unlatched launches the 2022 funding round, introducing new Open Access collections and innovative pledging options for libraries

"Berlin, May 3rd, 2022: Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the international initiative for Open Access (OA), is pleased to announce the launch of the ninth round of funding today, which has to date helped publish over 3,000 scholarly books and 50 journals OA in a wide range of HSS and STEM fields.

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Open Access publishing: Key takeaways

Mirela Roncevic shared a presentation she made for librarians and publishers on the usage of Open Access monographs during the pandemic:

"The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Open Access publishing: Key takeaways," No Shelf Required, March 23, 2022,

Knowledge Unlatched Announces the Results of 2021 Pledging, Plans to Make Open Access Hundreds of New Books and Journals in 2022

From the Knowledge Unlatched News page (February 8, 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, which ended in December 2021 and saw hundreds of libraries worldwide support KU’s initiatives, including 34 institutions pledging for the first time and several new publishing partners joining the KU community."

Do open access monographs undermine published versions?


The Scholarly Kitchen blog has posted a guest column by John Sherer discussing the question of whether making monographs available through Open Access reduces sales of print copies. This announces a new research project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities to look into the issue.  Below is an excerpt and link:

Does Open Access Cannibalize Print Sales for Monographs?

A Scholarly Kitchen guest post about a new research project funded by the National Endownment for the Humanities "to empirically review whether the availability of OA editions of university press monographs has a quantifiable effect on the sales performance of print editions."

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