In June 2020 OAPEN announced the development of an open access books toolkit: an open and easy to use toolkit to help authors better understand and trust open access book publishing.
Editorial Advisory Board
Over the past months, work on a community-built open access books toolkit continued and we are pleased to introduce the Editorial Advisory Board. This Board is a global and multi-stakeholder group, including authors, publishers, research support staff, funders and other key stakeholders:
Editorial Advisory Board Members
Andrew Joseph, Digital Publisher, Wits University Press
Christina Emery, Open Access Books Marketing Manager, Springer Nature
Claire Redhead, Executive Director, OASPA
Dylan Law, Head of Cultural Value and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, UKRI AHRC
Eelco Ferwerda, Director, DOAB Foundation & OAPEN Foundation
Graham Stone, Senior Programme Manager Open Access Monographs, Jisc
Hannah Hope, Open Research Coordinator, Wellcome Trust
Jan Bergstra, Guest Researcher, University of Amsterdam
Jeroen Sondervan, Project Leader Open Access & Open Science Programme, Utrecht University
Kevin Hawkins, Assistant Dean Scholarly Communications & Interim Head, University of North Texas
Koen Leurs, Assistant Professor Media & Culture, Utrecht University
Lucy Barnes, Editor, Open Book Publishers
Lucy Montgomery, Assistant Professor Internet Studies, Curtin University
Margo Bargheer, Head of Electronic Publishing, Göttingen University Press
Mithu Lucraft, Marketing Director Open Research, Springer Nature
Ros Pyne, Director Open Access Books, Springer Nature
Sotiria Psoma, University Lecturer BioScience and Technology, The Open University
Tom Mosterd, Community Manager, DOAB Foundation & OAPEN Foundation
Valerie McCutcheon, Research Information Manager, Glasgow University
Schedule & launch
By now, the Editorial Advisory Board has collectively written 42 articles, as the collaborative writing phase for the toolkit is coming to a close.
Over the summer, the toolkit website will be further developed and additional reviews shall take place for the toolkit and its contents. We look forward to sharing this new public resource with you shortly after the summer.
If you would like to stay informed and receive project updates about the toolkit, please sign up to the OAPEN Open Access Books Toolkit newsletter here.