As Niels Stern on the Goal Mailinglist the „biggest landscape study on the conditions and potentials for Open Access books yet has just been published“: A landscape study on open access and monographs: Policies, funding and publishing in eight European countries.
Some more information from the announcement: „The study builds on i.a. 73 in-depth conversations, conducted across eight different countries (Denmark, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, France, Norway and Austria) to understand current developments among three stakeholder groups: Publishers, funders and libraries. The importance of author attitudes, scholarly reward and incentive systems is also raised throughout the study by numerous interviewees.
The report is authored by Eelco Ferwerda, Frances Pinter and Niels Stern and published by Knowledge Exchange http://www.knowledge-exchange.info/event/open-access-monographs. The study has been financed by Knowledge Exchange, FWF (Astria), CRIStin (Norway) and Couperin (France).“
Graduate sociologist, information scientist (PhD degree), working for the Saarland University and State Library (Germany), owner of the consulting agency scinoptica, journalist. ORCID: 0000-0002-3500-3119