Report from the first national best practice workshop of the German open access monograph funds

« On 3 December 2019, the project team of the open access fund for monographs launched by the Leibniz Association invited other fund operators from the German scientific community to an exchange of information. The workshop was hosted by the Leibniz Institute for the German Language (IDS) in Mannheim, which is in charge of the Leibniz Open Access Monograph Publishing Fund. (…)

The venue was not chosen at random: As an institute for the humanities, the IDS stands as an example of those disciplines that have a special interest in establishing financing possibilities for books that are to be published in gold open access and yet are to be realised in cooperation with publishers. In addition to digital visions, pragmatic, financial and licensing solutions are sought for the actually more traditional form of scientific communication « book ». (…) »

Source > oa2020-de.org, Thomas Jung, Monika Pohlschmidt, Christoph Schindler, Olaf Siegert, 7 février 2020