"Publishing open access means your book or chapter can be read, reviewed, shared and cited without depending on readers buying it or libraries stocking it. Open access therefore greatly increases the opportunities for your work to be read widely and to have an impact on the world.
An open access book or chapter can be accessed more easily upon publication and over time, therefore attracting a much wider audience. Open access publications fulfil a broader range of funder mandates and can be readily shared, discussed and debated, thus providing more opportunities for peer and public engagement."
Launched in Sept 2020, this Toolkit is a free-to-access resource that aims to help academic book authors to better understand open access book publishing, and to promote and increase trust in open access books. The Toolkit is governed by a global team of stakeholders representing the research community, publishers, open access organizations, funders and research support. This resource strives to be an authoritative, credible and stakeholder-agnostic resource for users worldwide.