Conference: Open Access Monographs in Humanities and Social Science, 1 & 2 July 2013, British Library, London

This international conference is the first to focus specifically on the monograph and tackle the issues around open access. Day one will provide an overview on open access in relation to monographs looking at key issues of business models, maintaining quality, the future of peer-review, creative commons licensing and international policy development. Key speakers include Kathleen Fitzpatrick (MLA), David Sweeney (Hefce), Carl-Christian Buhr (European Commission), Martin Eve (Open Library of Humanities), Carrie Calder (Palgrave) among many others.


On the second day of the conference there is a whole strand focused at HSS academics: How exactly do you get your monograph published in open access?
This strand is for HSS researchers and PhD students who are interested in the idea of an open access monograph. It will cover the following topics:

  • Protecting your identity, ORCID
  • Get to grips with copyright and creative commons – A guide to Creative Commons for HSS researchers
  • Find a reputable OA publisher – Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
  • Funding, mandates and  embargoes – what are the options?
  • Tips for promoting your OA book
  • Tracking your book – what you show know about altmetrics

The full conference programme is available online at:

There is no fee to attend this conference. Registration is online at:

Many thanks


Caren Milloy I Head of Projects I JISC Collections